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Cuba Says It’s Open for Tourism Amid Inflation, Protests

  • Tourism-dependent country has 77% fewer visitors versus 2020
  • Protest planned Monday to highlight civil, human rights issues
Havana, Cuba
Havana, CubaPhotographer: YAMIL LAGE/AFP
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The Cuban government is stripping away Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements for incoming travelers to help jump-start a tourism-dependent economy drowning in raging inflation and shortages of basic goods.

Starting Monday, only tourists without proof of vaccination will need to show a negative PCR test. The island dropped its mandatory quarantine requirements Nov. 7. And 70% of the population has now been vaccinated, the Ministry of Health says.