WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN TRAVELING TO CUBA?
BY: RENÉ TAMAYO PHOTOS: EXCELENCIAS ARCHIVES
• PCR tests will not be performed for international travelers at terminals upon arrival in the country. • The mandatory quarantine for travelers is removed as of November 7. • Travelers will be required to present, upon arrival, a certificate of vaccination and a negative PCR test performed 72 hours prior to travel. • Cuba will accept all vaccinations that have been duly certified by regulatory agencies. • Children under 12 years of age will not be will not be required to present proof of vaccination nor a negative PCR test. • The presentation of an affidavit of health by travelers remains in force for international travelers. • The mandatory use of face masks will be required in all places, both outdoors and indoors. Cuba is proud of its nine World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO. Cities like Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba treasure most of the cultural gems worthy of world recognition, which generates an important offer of options, circuits and programs rich in contact with history, traditions, archeology and arts. HAVANA: THE BEST ARCHITECTURAL SHOWROOM Although Old Havana is the tourist and patrimonial jewel of the Cuban capital, a must-see for virtually all of its visitors, experts consider the city to be a sort of great architectural dossier of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Unlike what happened in almost all major Latin American capitals, the Cuban capital stayed out of the fierce real estate speculation that standardized the region's urban cityscapes back in the 1970s and 1980s. All in all, this has served to maintain traditional image. In any case, there is nothing more exciting about it than knowing it is alive and kicking, imagining its history and its future, with the kind of people who inhabit it. Of special interest are the system of fortifications of which the Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro is a symbol; its squares escorted by emblematic buildings, such as the Museo de la Ciudad, El Templete, the Hotel Santa Isabel, the Palacio del Segundo Cabo, the Cathedral of Havana -a towering token of Cuban its