The resumption this summer of operations of the Portuguese tour operator Shonando to the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey, demonstrates the effectiveness today of the security protocols in times of pandemic.

The information offered to PressTUR by José Manuel Antunes, general director of Shonando, highlights that they are already marketing the programs for Portuguese people interested in traveling to Cuba during the months between July and September.

According to the report, the flights will be every Monday from Lisbon to the Cayo Coco International Airport in a Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft of the EuroAtlantic company.

Upon arrival at the airport, travelers will receive all the health care offered by the unit since the beginning of COVID-19 in the country, aimed at protecting tourists and avoiding any outbreak of the disease.

The Cayo Coco air terminal resumed operations last September with the arrival of the first flights of the tour operator Air Canada Vacations, after six months of recess due to the closure of the Cuban borders because of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, carrier of the pandemic.

It currently receives four weekly flights from Moscow and so far no pandemic outbreak has occurred, which demonstrates the seriousness and efficiency in complying with protocols, such as disinfection of hands, luggage and aircraft.

Other measures of strict compliance at the airport on the northern coast of Ciego de Avila are the physical distancing of visitors, crew and personnel of the different departments and the use of protective equipment.

PressTUR information also quotes the opinion of Sonhando’s executive who said: “Cuba is very well prepared in terms of health” and highlighted the great support received by the island’s entities.