Cubans stranded in the U.S. will return this Friday

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As a result of the coordination efforts that have taken place in the last two weeks between U.S. and Cuban authorities, Cuban citizens stranded in the United States in the midst of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus pandemic will be able to return to the island on Friday on two charter flights, the Caribbean country’s embassy in this capital city announced today.

In a note, the diplomatic legation indicated that on May 22 World Atlantic Airlines will provide two aircraft for these trips from the southern city of Miami, Florida, to Havana. These flights will depart at 10:00 and 14:30 local time, the communication added, Prensa Latina highlighted.

According to the note, the trips would allow the return to Cuba “of hundreds of our compatriots, with the condition of Regular Residents in the National Territory, who have been requesting help and were registered by our Consulate”.

“The Cuban Embassy will continue in contact with its nationals, who are still stranded for various reasons in U.S. territory, for possible return flights that can be coordinated in the future,” he added.

The diplomatic legation said that the airline will ensure compliance with health measures to minimize the risk of infection of the coronavirus, so it urged to maintain social distancing and the use of the mask, among others.

He recalled that, upon arrival in Cuba, all passengers will be transferred to isolation centers, where they must remain for 14 days, according to the provisions adopted by the authorities of the Ministry of Public Health of the island.

Two days ago, the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. announced in another communication that its Consulate will continue to provide services on a non-presential basis until further notice, after it suspended the presential activities since March 16 due to the pandemic.

He also reported that he has provided support in terms of advice and information to Cuban citizens who are stranded in the United States and have contacted the diplomatic mission through various channels.

(Taken from Granma)

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