[January 25, the state of Copacabana]
Rio, which is crowded with tourists from all over the world every year, cannot beat Corona and shows a mysterious way of calming down.
When you enter the street a few lines back from the beach, many shops are closed and you can feel the depth of the scars on the corona, but since the corona vaccination has started, it will end as soon as possible and the original Hope to return to Rio!
As of 23:59 on January 24 Today's infection status 567 newly infected people (25 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 4557 currently positive, 17034 recoverers, 197 fatalities Name, total number of infected people 21828
From January 10th, it is mandatory to show a negative proof of PCR test when entering Cuba. There are more and more places in the world taking similar measures as border measures against coronavirus, so I think that the situation of PCR testing at the destination is worrisome.
In Cuba, PCR tests are carried out free of charge for all immigrants at the time of entry, but if necessary at the time of departure, it is possible to have them tested at the nearest hospital, clinic or laboratory and prepare a certificate. I can do it. If you are staying at a hotel, it is a good idea to consult with a medical staff stationed there. The cost is 30 USD. (These measures are subject to change, so please check when traveling). If you need an English certificate, be sure to ask the inspection site.
* The photo shows only the PCR negative certificate issued in Cuba and the test date, so please add the time if necessary.
[Chinese restaurant in Centro]
A popular shop in the shopping district where you can easily drop in by yourself.
The menu is as simple as the store, with only noodles and dumplings (water dumplings and grilled dumplings), but the price is low, so it is perfect for people who want to save time and money.
The taste is ... well, don't worry too much (laughs)
[Carnival in Rio 2021 canceled]
On January 21, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro announced that the 2021 Rio Carnival was scheduled to be canceled in July.
We tried to postpone the event from February to July, but we decided to cancel it because we think that it is impossible to hold the parade to ensure the safety of all (participants / spectators) by July.
It was the first "cancellation" in carnival history. .. ..
I pray that 2022 will be held safely! !!
[Start of corona vaccination]
On January 17, vaccination of healthcare workers began in São Paulo ahead of schedule (25th).
According to the Ministry of Health's announcement, shipping to various places will be completed by the end of today (18th), and vaccination will be available from 17:00.
Brazil has also taken a new step towards converging the corona.
As of 23:59 on January 14, today's infection status 547 newly infected people (32 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 3960 currently positive, 12942 recoverers, 162 dead 17096 people infected
The spread of new corona infections has not stopped, and the government has announced that eight states, including Havana, will be retreated from the convalescent period to the epidemic period. As a result, measures such as closing bars, nightclubs, discos, theaters, closing schools and closing public facilities, and stopping public transportation at night will be taken to strengthen infection prevention measures.
There are no restrictions on tourism as long as you comply with the regulations set by PCR inspection at the time of entry, self-isolation period, mask wearing obligation, etc., but most of the facilities such as museums will be closed, basically the state Unfortunately, it is unlikely that we will be able to do regular sightseeing for a while because we cannot move beyond that ...
The State of São Paulo has announced that it will begin vaccinations made in China for the elderly by January 25. It was announced that the overall vaccine efficacy is 50.38%.
The plan is to give priority to medical personnel and to inoculate the general public in two divided doses.
● Medical personnel, Indio Quilombo residents = 1st time: January 25th ~ 2nd time: February 15th ~
● 75 years old and over = 1st time: February 8th ~ 2nd time: March 1st ~
● From 70 to 74 years old = 1st time: February 15th ~, 2nd time: March 8th ~
● From 65 to 69 years old = 1st time: February 22nd ~, 2nd time: March 15th ~
● From 60 to 64 years old = 1st time: March 1st ~, 2nd time: March 22nd ~
Brazil time January 11 (Monday) 18:00 update [Sao Paulo state infection situation]
Newly infected: 3.010 Total number of infected: 1.549.142 Total number of deaths: 48.379
We look forward to working with you again this year.
You can enter the shopping mall by wearing a mask, disinfecting, and measuring the temperature.
Until last week, Christmas decorations and lights remained.
The movie theater has also reopened. There is no ticket window, you can purchase tickets in advance using the app or purchase using the movie theater totem.
The world-famous BTS movie was also screened! Brazil has a core fan base, and it was a common sight to see groups dancing on Paulista Avenue in front of Corona.
I hope that the day will come when such a scene will be seen.
Negril is about an hour west of Montego Bay. Rix's Cafe, a restaurant with a white sand beach that stretches for about 11 km, Seven Mile Beach, and a diving platform to the highly transparent sea called the Blue Hole, is a popular tourist spot. It has a good reputation for the beauty of the setting sun. This is a recommended place for those who want to spend a quiet time.
[Suburban resort area, Bugios]
Bugios, a city about 3 hours drive from Rio.
It is one of Brazil's leading resorts and is ranked in the top 5 cities in Brazil visited by foreign tourists.
It wasn't very familiar to Japanese customers, but due to the influence of the corona, it has gained a lot of attention, and people living in São Paulo are coming to visit.
As a measure against corona, Bugios issues a QR code issued by the accommodation and tour company to tourists in advance and checks it at the entrance of the city to prevent it from becoming unnecessarily dense.
How about working away from the hustle and bustle of the city while relaxing on a beautiful beach?
As of 23:59 on January 7, today's infection status 344 newly infected people (69 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 2118 positive people, 11531 recoverers, 148 fatalities Total number of infected people, 13823
The other day, the Havana Club Rum Museum in the Old Town has reopened. The building had been renovated before the spread of corona infection, but this time it has also been completed and reopened.
Rum made from sugar cane is famous as a Cuban specialty, but Havana Club is a leading brand sold all over the world. The Havana Club-produced rum museum, with its small but elaborate models and physical exhibits, is also worth seeing.
At the end of the tour, Havana Club 7 years tasting included!
Please see the blog below for details.
As of 23:59 on January 3rd Today's infection status 316 newly infected people (127 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 1738 people who are currently positive, 10837 people who have recovered, and 147 people who have died. 12794 people in total
¡ Feliz Año Nuevo!
Happy new year.
This year's Cuba will change from the beginning of the year!
Until now, there were two currencies in Cuba, but the CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso), which was mainly used by tourists, will be abolished, and only CUP (Cuban Peso) will be distributed. Therefore, if you exchange foreign currency after arriving in Cuba, you will be handed this CUP. Maybe you can easily get 3 peso banknotes and coins with the portrait of Che Guevara, which was hard to get until now. !!
[New Year's Eve at Copacabana Beach]
Unfortunately, it was canceled this year due to the influence of Corona, so
We will deliver the state of last year's New Year's Eve event!
I pray for the corona convergence as soon as possible. May the new year be a good one for you.
As of 23:59 on December 27 Today's infection status 229 newly infected people (136 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 1486 positive people, 9797 people who recovered, and 143 people who died. Total number of infected people, 11434
The Cuban government has announced a reduction in flights from the United States, Mexico, Panama, Bahamas, Haiti and the Dominican Republic from January 1, 2021 in light of national and global corona infections. In addition, from January 10th, all immigrants will be required to submit a negative certificate of PCR test conducted within 72 hours before arrival in Cuba at a medical institution recognized in the country of departure at the time of entry. I decided to take it.
Since various other measures that have been implemented since the airport reopened on November 15th will continue to be implemented, PCR tests will be conducted even when entering Cuba, and refrain from going out until the test results are available (within 48 hours). It is necessary to follow infection prevention measures such as.
Unfortunately, the resumption of tourism has gone a little further than forward ...