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After a spike in infections, Cuba says all travelers confined and flights restricted

Cuba — The Ministry of Public Health of Cuba has announced a new peak in COVID-19 infections. From this, Cuban health authorities say there will be new confinement measures for tourists entering the country and a reduction of flights, which includes flights from Mexico .

Francisco Durán, head of Epidemiology of Cuba Public Health says as of February 6, “institutional isolation will be implemented for international travelers,” adding that foreigners and Cubans who do not reside in the country will be isolated in hotels designated by authorities.

This will mean that people arriving in the country will be subjected to a PCR test at the airport and then transferred to isolation centers where they will be under medical surveillance.

Travelers will undergo a second PCR test on the fifth day, and if they test negative, they can leave isolation. Anyone who tests positive in Cuba will be hospitalized.

Transport authorities announced that as of February 6, they will temporarily reduce flights from other countries, which they say, will include the United States, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Bahamas.

Most flights will be reduced to one per week. Flights from Nicaragua, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname will also be suspended, while flights from Haiti will be canceled.

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