Arrival of Canadian tourists to Cuba begins

HAVANA, Sep 4 (PL ) The arrival today of the first flight with Canadian tourists to this country reactivates the presence of travellers from the first tourist market in Cuba, under well-defined health protocols to face Covid-19.

The tour operator Air Canada Vacations timely confirmed the arrival of its first trip this Friday from Montreal to Cayo Coco, in Cuba, a country that is positioned as a safe tourist destination by implementing strict security measures.

As announced, from this day Air Canada Vacations will regularize its flights to the Jardines del Rey airport, in Cayo Coco, once a week from Montreal, and at the end of the month, they will do so from Toronto as well.

Some of the hotels with confirmed reservations are Memories Caribe Beach Resort and Memories Flamenco Beach Resort Playa Paraíso-Cayo Coco Beach Resort.

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, these facilities in Cuba were certified with the Most Hygienic and Safe Tourism condition, and are ready to receive foreign travellers, the authorities informed in a timely manner.

Last month, the Jardines del Rey international airport received the first foreign tourists with strict security and protection measures, since the closure of the borders in Cuba last March.

Recently, the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) of that nation certified several hotels in the keys as safe facilities and ready to receive guests, with sanitary conditions that include carrying out PCR tests and medical monitoring in each accommodation.

Canada was until 2019 the first issuing market for vacationers for this island, in that year the island served more than a million travellers from that source, from a long list that already averaged more than four million tourists per year, very close to the five million in general.

At the time, the director of the Cuban Tourism Office in Canada, Lessner Gómez, predicted that after the celebrations for the 500 years of Havana (November 2019), the attractiveness among Canadians for visiting the island would increase, which which was slowed down by the pandemic.

Now, another panorama is opening that can allow Canadian tourism to vacation in the keys in complete safety and this will surely attract many glances from tour operators and travel agents, at such difficult times for this industry.