All of us at insightCuba hope that you and your families are safe and well.
Like many of you, our team in the U.S. is cloistered in our homes working to assist guests who were set to travel this spring, but will now have to put off their dream trips a little longer.
Meanwhile, we're doing our part to slow the spread of this virus, keeping our distance, checking in on our neighbors, and finding ways to help one another through this time.
We've been in constant contact with our partners and friends in Cuba. Like us, they too are waiting it out at home with their loved ones, their livelihoods temporarily on hold. We’ve shared the many good wishes of our past and future travelers, and true to the Cuban spirit, and despite many hardships there, they are sincerely concerned with their friends in the U.S. and wish to convey their thoughts of wellbeing and safety, with you.
Cuba, has implemented many of the same precautionary measures implemented around the world to minimize the spread of COVID-19 including social distancing, limiting travel to the island until April 23, and closing schools. Additionally, Cuba has deployed its national health services to local communities around the country with reports of medical volunteers going door to door to check temperatures and provide guidelines for residents to stay healthy. To date, Cuba has 139 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
And now we wait. For the day when we can get back out in the world again, to our jobs, to our friends and families, and to exploring the world once more.
In the meantime, we have some things planned to help keep your spirits up and your imagination alive: We'll share some amazing ways you can experience travel from home, through videos to fuel your wanderlust, Cuban recipes to entice your desire for local cuisine, fun photo albums, and more. We'll also be hosting live, on-location broadcasts from our friends in Cuba which may feature performances, discussions, language lessons, Q&As, and more. Follow us on Facebook for notifications. While we can't head out now, it won't stop us from daydreaming of future adventures!
Also, please visit our COVID 19 update page for Cuba travel updates.
At the end of the day, I believe this crisis will bring us together and make us stronger as a global community. Because we're all in this together.