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Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet.

Cuba updates entry requirements for foreign visitors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 2, 2021 16:38

Starting from January 10, all foreign tourists traveling to Cuba will required to have a certificate of a negative test for COVID-19. The PCR test must be taken no more ... Read More

Policy and Travel Experts Tackle Biden Policy on Cuba

editor editor- December 14, 2020 20:34

A Zoom program will be held on Thursday, December 17th at 5 p.m. ET to evaluate prospects for the reopening of travel to Cuba under the Biden-Harris Administration and implications ... Read More

Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020 05:41

Cuban authorities announced that the country has updated the conditions of entry for foreign tourists. Tourists will have to fill out a special form about their health status prior to ... Read More

Russia resumes Japan, Serbia and Cuba flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020 05:29

Russia announced that it is resuming flights with three more countries: Serbia, Japan and Cuba. According to the order of the head of Russia's government, flights will be operated twice ... Read More

Hurricane: Jamaica, Cuba, Cayman Islands, US Gulf Coast

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 4, 2020 17:27

A tropical depression has formed just south of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea on Sunday evening and is becoming better organized, according to the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center issued ... Read More

Trump administration forces Marriott to cease Cuba operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 8, 2020 22:28

According to Marriott International spokeswoman, US hospitality giant is being forced by the Trump administration to close its hotel operations in Cuba. The spokeswoman said the U.S. Treasury Department had ... Read More

Etihad Airways lands in Havana, Cuba for the first time

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 5, 2020 15:52

Etihad Airways has operated its first ever flight to Havana, Cuba. The goodwill flight, chartered by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, landed in the capital of the Caribbean island ... Read More

Cuba – Haiti strong 6.6 earthquake recorded

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 29, 2020 11:01

USGS reported a 6.6 strong earthquake at 10.2247 UTC time in the ocean between  Cuba and Haiti. The depth of the quake is 2 km .  According to the European ... Read More

Health is a Human Right: Is Cuba so wrong thinking this?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 31, 2020 05:03

Cuba has been a hope for countries like Italy and Spain fighting the deadly Coronavirus and feels abandoned by most of the world, even the European Union. The entire world ... Read More

Could Cuba save Italy and the world from Coronavirus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020 18:59

While the first clinical test for a Coronavirus vaccine started in the United States today, Cuba may have already developed a successful medicine able to cure COVID-19. The western world ... Read More

InterCaribbean Airways adds more flights from Kingston, Jamaica to Havana, Cuba

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2020 22:01

InterCaribbean Airways announced 2 more weekly frequencies connecting Kingston, Jamaica to Havana, Cuba. Starting March 9th, 2020 with the introduction of a Monday and Friday flight, interCaribbean now connects the ... Read More

Cuba Earthquake update for tourists

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 29, 2020 03:09

Tourism is doing well in Cuba, and visitors are continuing to enjoy their holidays after today's 7.7. earthquake off the Cuban coast. Dr. Enrique Arango Arias, head of Cuba’s National ... Read More

Massive 7.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of Cuba

editor editor- January 28, 2020 20:23

What was originally reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, has now been revised to a massive 7.7 striking off the coast of Cuba. There ... Read More

Non-stop from Düsseldorf to Caribbean and Mexico

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020 22:54

TUI Fly Deutschland, formerly TUI Fly has, after lengthy consideration, decided to launch long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliners flights from Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) to Mexico and the Carribean.  This also ... Read More

Will PM Manuel Marrero raise Cuban Tourism to a new level?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2019 04:05

After Fidel Castro, the Republic of Cuba has a new Prime Minister. With the new era for Cuba, the importance of the travel and tourism industry rose to another level, ... Read More

Americans not coming: Cuba fails to meet 2019 tourist goals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019 01:36

The expectations of the Cuban authorities that at least 5 million tourists will visit the island in 2019 did not come true: by the end of the year only a ... Read More

Havana: New life, new tourists

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 27, 2019 02:27

At the completion of the 61st year of the Revolution, Havana celebrated its glorious 5th century of life. The hashtag "500" recalled this year in every corner of the city. ... Read More

United Nations overwhelmingly condemns US embargo against Cuba

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 8, 2019 00:08

Since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has been passing resolutions calling for ending the US embargo against Cuba. As UN passed its 28th annual resolution calling on the United ... Read More

US bans air service to all Cuban airports

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 26, 2019 17:05

US Department of State announced that the United States has suspended all flights to all Cuban airports, and US carriers "have 45 days to discontinue all scheduled air service between ... Read More

Italian tour operators hosted by Cuban Ambassador

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- October 9, 2019 01:05

H.E. Jose Carlo Rodriguez Ruiz, Cuban Ambassador to the Italian Republic, hosted a delegation of Italian tour operators. This delegation represented Cuba operators and  the country's largest hotel chains. He ... Read More

Travel to Cuba: Via Russia and Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- September 18, 2019 02:18

The successfully-concluded OTDYKH Expo in Russia saw the participation of Cuba as a country partner for this 2019 International Russian Travel Market. Cuba brought a wave of joy and lightheartedness ... Read More

Best treatment for lung cancer: Medical Tourism to Cuba

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 18, 2019 06:23

Cuba is a travel and tourism destination and a life saving medical tourism destination for those with stage 4 lung cancer, but Americans cannot go easily. Racotumomab also is known ... Read More

Archipelago International expands portfolio in Cuba

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 29, 2019 20:15

Archipelago International, Southeast Asia's largest independent hotel group, today announced the signing of a Management Contract with Grupo de Turismo Gaviota S.A, for the 5 Star Grand Aston Cayo Las ... Read More

Cuba announced as partner country for 2019 OTDYKH Leisure expo

editor editor- July 23, 2019 19:46

Cuba has made the exciting announcement that it will be the official partner country at the OTDYKH 2019 expo, which will take place in Moscow on September 10-12. A long-time ... Read More

“We are disappointed”: MSC Cruises cancels Cuba from MSC Armonia itinerary

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 11, 2019 20:19

MSC Cruises has updated the routes in relation to the changes imposed by Mr Trump administration in the US-Cuba regulations which prevent all cruise ships from traveling from the United ... Read More

Royal Caribbean: Cuba travel policy change ‘impacts our guests, operations and earnings’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 00:15

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd today noted the U.S. government's policy change on travel to Cuba and provided a range for its financial impact. On June 4, 2019, the U.S. government ... Read More

Trump’s regime rolls out new Cuba travel restrictions , bans educational, cultural trips

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 00:25

US Government announced new extensive restrictions on travel to Cuba by United States citizens, effectively banning most of educational and recreational travel. The Treasury Department said in a statement that ... Read More

Travel to Cuba becoming more difficult: Center for Responsible Travel responds

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 23:00

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, eliminating the people-to-people travel category that allowed organized group ... Read More

US tourism to Cuba doubles after Trump’s “full and complete embargo” threats

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 19:35

Despite Trump administration’s pressure on Cuba and threats to impose a “full and complete embargo”, US tourists have been flocking to the country in record numbers, according to data provided ... Read More

What do new Cuba travel restrictions mean to US travelers?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 15:45

On Wednesday, April 17, the Trump administration announced that it would be issuing new rules about non-family travel to Cuba. For those who have already planned such a trip - ... Read More

New US Cuban sanctions target tourism, remittances and banking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 01:16

The US is targeting Cuba with additional sanctions, including restricting travel to the island nation, limiting remittances, and sanctioning additional entities, White House national security adviser John Bolton said. US ... Read More

Norwegian Sun returns to Port Canaveral  for second year of Cuba cruises

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 01:05

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Sun returns to Port Canaveral today for a second season of popular cruises from the Port to Cuba, as well as excursions to the Bahamas. Starting Monday, ... Read More

U.S. Visa for Cubans: Cuban tourists face harsh restrictions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2019 05:34

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba posted a bomb-shell message on their website today, punishing Cuban citizen and the travel and tourism trade between Cuba and the United States. The message ... Read More

eTN interview with Cuban Tourism Office Councilor: Major plans for island’s tourism revival

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 18, 2019 18:30

Launched in November 2018, Cuba's celebration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of San Cristobal de la Habana will end in November 2019. Its busy calendar includes art, culture, ... Read More

Four foreign tourists killed, dozens injured in Cuba bus crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2019 02:08

Tour bus carrying 40 passengers, including 22 foreign tourists from Argentina, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, the Netherlands and Mexico, overturned near Guantanamo in eastern Cuba, killing seven people ... Read More

New Havana LGBTQ Pride Celebration Tour marks historic changes to Cuban constitution

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 10:15

A Miami-based travel agency specializing in customized experiences of Cuba, is launching an exciting new tour for 2019: the Havana LGBTQ Pride Celebration tour. The five-day trip will coincide with ... Read More