Havana, Cuba: travelers to be sampled for covid-19 in their municipalities
As of this Wednesday, January 19, 2022, PCR tests and antigen tests for those people who will travel permanently or temporarily outside Cuba will be carried out only in their municipalities of residence (temporary or permanent), announced Dr. Yadira Olivera Nodarse, provincial director of the Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology in Havana.
As usual in this type of procedure, travelers must present their identity card, travel ticket and passport at the time of the test.
The above information came out this Tuesday, January 18, during the meeting of the Temporary Working Group for the prevention and control of covid-19 in the Cuban capital.
Olivera Nodarse said that since the beginning of the year 2022 there has been a significant increase in the number of applicants for these tests, which has generated crowds of between 200 and 400 people on average every day in each of the four health centers where, until now, the tests were carried out for future travelers.
Where will travelers leaving Cuba have their PCR tests done?
The health authorities in Havana have set up new centers for PCR and antigen testing. They are the following:
Playa: polyclinic Primero de Enero.
(29th Street, between 26th and 30th)
Plaza de la Revolución: Rampa Polyclinic. Municipal Microbiology Laboratory.
(17th Street, between J and I)
Havana Center: Van Troi Polyclinic.
(Carlos III corner Hospital)
Old Havana: A. Guiteras Polyclinic.
(Zulueta, between Dragones and Teniente Rey)
Regla: Lidia y Clodomira Polyclinic.
(Rotaria, between Enlace and Ciruela).
East Havana: Mario Escalona Polyclinic.
(Micro A, zone 5, Alamar).
Guanabacoa: Municipal Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
(Crespo No. 59, between Estrada Palma and Soledad).
San Miguel del Padrón: Municipal Unit of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
(Vía Blanca, between Primero de Junio and Cowle).
Diez de Octubre: Pasteur Polyclinic. Municipal Microbiology Laboratory.
(Santa Catalina between Heredia and Poey).
Cerro: Abel Santamaría Polyclinic. Municipal Microbiology Laboratory.
(Calzada del Cerro, between Omoa and Fernandina).
Marianao: Municipal Unit of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
(116th Street, between 45th and 47th)
La Lisa: Pulido Humaran Polyclinic.
(51st Street and 350. Arroyo Arenas).
Boyeros: Municipal Unit of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
(202 Street No. 23504, between 235 and 239).
Arroyo Naranjo: SUMA Laboratory.
(Gran Street, between Gómez and Aranguren).
Cotorro: Municipal Unit of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
(12th Street, between 5th and 7th. Paraíso).
The sampling and results delivery procedure was organized as follows:
Samples will be taken every day from eight o’clock in the morning (8:00 am) to one o’clock in the afternoon (1:00 pm).
Certificates of the tests performed will be delivered from one o’clock in the afternoon (1:00 pm) to four o’clock in the afternoon (4:00 pm).
In the case of Cubans residing in other provinces and who are in the capital because they are traveling from José Martí airport, the test will be performed in the municipality where they are located before leaving the country.
Sampling for the PCR-TR test will be carried out 72 hours before the date of the flight. Meanwhile, the antigen test will be performed 24 hours in advance. In all cases, the entry requirements of each destination country will be evaluated by the health authorities.
In the case of Cuban citizens not residing in Cuba and foreigners, samples will be taken at the institutions intended for those categories of travelers: Siboney International Clinic, Camilo Cienfuegos International Clinic, Las Praderas and the Pedro Kourí Institute, IPK.