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The Cuban Ministry of Tourism rules out the reopening of borders for reasons of “national health security”.

May 15, 2020

The Cuban Ministry of Tourism has announced that the borders will not be reopened for the time being, nor will tourist services be activated “to protect national health security”, against the coronavirus pandemic that is worsening the island minus 1,840 cases.

In a statement, the Ministry of Tourism emphasized that “Cuba is involved in confronting and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” even though “hotel and non-hotel facilities are continuously being improved” and the development of hygiene protocols in the event that the sector is reactivated.

Before the health emergency, Cuba had set itself the goal of reaching 4.5 million tourists by the end of 2020. The sector is one of the most important pillars of the island’s economy and has an income of over $ 3,000 million.

The Cuban Ministry of Tourism rules out the reopening of borders for reasons of “national health security”.
The Cuban Ministry of Tourism rules out the reopening of borders for reasons of “national health security”.

The island’s authorities have registered 1,840 coronavirus cases, ten in the last 24 hours, and at least 79 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health, which the official press has reported. For the second time in a row, the island has had no COVID-19 deaths.