Enjoy Cuba Reopening Vacation

The dream to enjoy Cuba’s most beautiful villages, landscape and beaches will be true soon. The fight to stop the spread of the COVID-19 is being positive step by step and the reopening day is even closer. 

Key Largo Cuba

However the reopening will surely be accompanied by precautionary measures to reduce the risk of exposure to the Coronaviruses. For example the mandatory use of a mask in public places, social distance among others could be one of the measures for the reopening.

What’s the Situation in Cuba Now

The current situation regarding COVID-19 is very stable. The authorities ordered a strict 15-day lockdown of Havana on last Tuesday trying to end the low-level but persistent spread of the new coronavirus in the capital. But also although there are some sources of spread throughout the country, the COVID-19 situation is not classified as risk. 

The reopening is projected on this month September 2020 and some  hotels open and available for tourism, especially in the keys.

The countries and areas with a high risk of infection are set down in the Covid-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport Measures. This list is regularly updated.

The mandatory quarantine requirement is governed by the list valid at the moment of entry into Switzerland.  

 List valid upon arriving in Switzerland from 7.9.2020

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Gibraltar
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • North Macedonia
  • Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Sint Maarten
  • Spain including the Balearic Islands (without the Canary Islands)
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America (including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands)

Where to Stay in Cuba

The tourism sector is one of the most important for the Cuban economy but also for its inhabitants, especially for the private sector such as Casas Particulares – Private Accommodation, classic car taxi drivers, tourist guides and more. This sector, without having support or subsidies, is in critical financial situations, as happens in many other countries. Here are the two safest options to enjoy your holiday in Cuba. 

1-Private Accommodation

Trinidad in Sancti Spiritu Cuba - Vintage Vacation

We invite you on a private journey through a world of beautiful landscapes, explore the flair of colonial cities, relax at pristine beaches, take in the history and feeling its rhythm and its soul. 
More than ever, we advise all our travelers to book and spent part of your stay in Cuba in private rental homes also know as Casas Particulares.
With your booking you are going to contribute directly to the hosts and that many of these good and simple private projects survive this very special situation with COVID-19.

2-Campervan Hire

Motorhome campervan Cuba

Renting a campervan is great way to cover both services, accommodation and transportation. And even more If you intend to travel outside of Havana. For this reason, the interest and requests of travellers for renting these modern motorhomes are increasing since it is currently the safest way to travel, enjoy and stay in Cuba.Travel on your own itinerary and set up your camp where you like best is the most exiting adventure that you can experience now. 

All campervans have available an enormous storage area under the rear bunk bed, capable of holding a motorbike, bicycles, surf boards, BBQ etc. Other excellent features as standard options are included such as armrests, cruise control, double airbag, ABS, ASR, electric windows, electronic door locking system, central locking system, tinted windows, extended track, crockery, a toilet, shower its towels and retractable awning  with a foldable table and four chairs to enjoy the outdoors during rest stops.

Things to Do in Cuba

Diving and Swimming

Enjoying the underwater of Cuba - Diving

Cuba’s beautiful beaches are all good for diving and snorkeling. The underwater world is fascinate and whatever you want to enjoy its marine nature is an option that you cannot miss. The best recommended diving and snorkeling destinations: Cayo Largo, Playa Larga, Jardines de la ReinaCayo Guillermo, Punta Francés and Maria la Gorda

Tropical Cuban Holiday offers a variety of interesting diving activities for our travelers.

Enjoy Cuban Cigars

Cuban cigars have unique flavors and aromas that can’t be replicated anywhere else in the world. The soil and weather in Cuba create growing conditions that give the tobacco its rich, distinctive flavors. This is why Cuban cigars are loved by novice smokers and veteran cigar aficionados.

Try a cigar and whiskey pairing to unlock new flavors and make more from your cigar experience. If you’re in doubt about what to smoke, you can visit a cigar factory or store in Cuba, where an expert will talk you through the options. Locals can also give you suggestions, ranging from famous brands like Montecristo to lesser-known hidden gems like Trinidad.

The Wonder of the Landscapes and Colonial Villages

Hanabanilla Lake

The island of Cuba offers much more than Havana in terms of colonial pride like the famous villas of Trinidad and Remedios, but also visiting execptional places such as the Viñales or Hanabanilla Lake region, ideal for hiking, these are some of the many options that the traveler can enjoy in Cuba.

Old Havana is on the western half of Havana’s city harbor and has stunning historic architecture. It’s a relaxing area to walk around in and large enough that you can usually avoid crowds and stay healthy. This is also one of the best areas in Havana for historical and cultural activities like touring cathedrals and museums. 

Making the Most of Your Time in Cuba

Cuba is a much larger country than most people realize, and you will likely find yourself wanting to return for a second trip. In the months after the COVID-19 crisis ends, take your time, and be extra careful to follow all local restrictions. Choosing your service, accommodation and activities carefully can help you stay healthy while still enjoying all that Cuba has to offer.

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