A Caribbean Airlines craft in full flight. (File photo)

Caribbean Airlines connecting Guyana with Cuba

A Caribbean Airlines craft in full flight. (File photo)

Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) has added a service that will connect both its Guyanese and Cuban markets.

The regional carrier announced in a press release that on Saturday, November 21, it launched a once per week connected service between the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana and Jose Marti International in the Cuban capital of Havana.

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana. (File photo)

“As per civil aviation regulations, each flight into/out of Havana, will transit via Trinidad; however, passengers will not disembark the aircraft,” CAL shared.

In order to purchase seats, the airlines advises passengers to contact their preferred travel agent, the Caribbean Airlines Reservations Call Centre, or www.caribbean-airlines.com

Rules of entry

CAL also advised its potential and actual passengers of the requirements to enter Cuba in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travellers from Guyana heading to Havana, Cuba, must transit through the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago, as per civil aviation regulations, but will not disembark the aeroplane. (Photo: Pride News)

“All passengers [must] fill out a Health Declaration form before checking in for your flight to Cuba. It is recommended to bring a printed copy of this form once completed,” the CAL-issued release stated.

It added:

  • New Health Tax — Cuba has implemented a health tax that is relevant to mandatory PCR testing upon arrival of the customer into Cuba. The tax is US$30.
  • COVID-19 requirements — All customers will be subject to PCR testing upon arrival into Cuba (hence the tax) as well as quarantine (self-isolation or Government facility) as the authorities see fit for 7 days.
  • Mask Requirements — Cuba mandates the wearing of masks at all times if persons venture into a public place and, as such, passengers must also wear the appropriate face masks.
Havana, Cuba (File photo)

For entry to Guyana, CAL advised that passengers visit the website https://guyanatravel.gy/.