More than 10,000 tourists from different parts of the world are undergoing quarantine in Cuba due to the cancellation of flights by various companies and after the government of the Caribbean nation decided to close the country’s borders on Friday 20 of March.
According to the Cuban Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero, all foreigners who are still in Cuba should stay in their hotels or their lodging houses, as the case may be, and under no circumstances should they go out into the streets, until their countries can bring them back.
The measure affects more than 10,000 travelers who are staying throughout the island, about 6,000 of them in the city of Havana. Although many of them are waiting for flights to arrive from their countries in the coming days to take them back home, others are anxious and desperate as their airlines have suspended flights to Cuba.
It is clear that although many travelers are eager to meet again with their loved ones, for others, this is nothing more than a dream come true. Who unwanted ever get stuck on a Caribbean island forever?
Cuba, despite being a tourist destination for sun and sand, also has a high reputation worldwide for its achievements in medicine, being one of the countries that helped fight Ebola in Africa and currently has sent a group of doctors and nurses to combat the COVID-19 in Italy.
It would not be surprising if those who decided to remain trapped in Cuba of their own free will, did so with double intention. On the one hand, travelers will spend weeks or perhaps months enjoying the hotel facilities. On the other, they will have peace of mind that Cuba has a robust health system. If, in addition to this, we add the fact that the virus spreads less after 26 Celcius degrees, then Cuba would be the perfect place of isolation against the Coronavirus.