The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and its Travel Agency Amistur Cuba SA, invite you to join the May Day International Brigade of Voluntary Work and Solidarity with Cuba, on the occasion of International Workers' Day, the 63rd anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution and in tribute to Commander Ernesto Che Guevara on the 55th anniversary of his fall in combat.
Our country reopens its doors to the friends of the world after a difficult period of pandemic. We have fought for life just when the United States government intensified the economic, commercial and financial blockade, and unleashed a fierce media campaign against the Cuban Revolution.
Cuba is the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean and the second in the world in anti-Covid-19 immunization, with more than 90 percent of the population vaccinated and the only one that has been able to develop a mass vaccination campaign of children over two years old.
Our vaccines have also contributed to immunizing the population in different countries. With the premise of sharing what we have and not what is left over, Cuban health professionals and the Henry Reeve Brigades have fought for life in every place where it has been needed. We are recovering, thanks to the valuable work of our scientists, dignity, resistance of the Cuban people and international solidarity.
During your stay, you will be able to confirm that Cuba began to revive its social life, public services, schools, tourism and other sectors of the economy.
The brigade's program includes visits to places of historical, economic, cultural and social interest; lectures on various current national issues. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate together with the Cuban people, in their historic May Day Rally, in the International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba.
Registration will be open until April 20, 2022. It is an essential requirement to know all participants’ personal information, details of the arrival and departure itinerary from Cuba, including date, time and flight number.
We invite friends to join us during inspiring days of friendship and solidarity. Unity will allow us to move forward in the construction of peace, prosperity and the future of our peoples. Today more than ever, in the face of new forms of domination, the defense of our history, identity and the right to build a better world is imposed.
We look forward to seeing in Cuba!
Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples
INFORMATION OF INTEREST
The brigade’s activities will take place from April 24 to May 8, 2022, in Havana, Artemisa, Villa Clara and Santiago de Cuba provinces. The stay includes 10 nights at the "Julio Antonio Mella" International Camp (CIJAM), located in the Caimito municipality, 45 km from Havana, and 5 nights in hotel facilities in Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba provinces.
The stay will have a cost equivalent to 650.00 USD in other currencies, which includes: accommodation in shared rooms up to 4 people at CIJAM and in double or triple rooms in hotel facilities in Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba provinces, meals, transfer in-out within the activities of the program. Optional visits are not included in the package price. The stay at CIJAM per additional night has a daily cost of 375.00 Cuban pesos (CUP) per person.
WAY OF PAYMENT:
1. Bank transfer
Although the offer is expressed in USD, you must not transfer that currency as it is not allowed, only send the corresponding amount in euros or another currency to the AMISTUR account. You must send us the proof of transfer and change at the time you do it. If the amount sent does not cover the total USD, we will contact you so that the transfer can be completed.
2. Online payment gateway
To use this service, you can do it from anywhere in the world as long as you have Internet access.
No additional expenses will be charged, the card will be debited exactly as invoiced.
The operation is very simple and is executed by sending payment invitations to your email, you must follow a link to access a portal where, following the instructions, the payment is made, in that portal you must enter the details of the card it is requested. It is a secure route. Immediately Amistur and the client will receive an email with the payment receipt.
To make these online payments you can use any type of credit or debit card, for example: VISA, MasterCard or others.
There are times when customers have daily withdrawal limits on their cards that is not a problem, because we can make as many payment invitations for amounts defined between both parties as necessary, until the total amount of the invoice is finally reached. In other words, the payment can be made little by little and gradually if necessary.
The link that is sent to you in the payment invitation is only live for 3 days, after this time it becomes unusable and Amistur will have to send the invitation again.
Once the link in the payment invitation is followed, it cannot be used again, that is, if you enter and do not make the payment, the payment invitation must be sent again so that it can be effective.
PROCEDURE TO REQUEST A PREPAID CARD FOR TRAVELERS AND TOURISTS IN CUBA UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT.
Travelers who visit Cuba and have credit or debit cards that are not accepted in Cuban commerce, may acquire a prepaid card in the national territory.
This prepaid card, valid for the payment of goods and services in the commercial network in Freely Convertible Currency (MLC) in Cuba, has been designed fundamentally for travelers who arrive in Cuba.
As a requirement to get this prepaid card, you must show your passport.
AMERICAN DOLLARS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR ANY KIND OF COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION DUE TO THE UNITED STATES BLOCKADE AGAINST CUBA. WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING FOR THE INCONVENIENCE CAUSED BY THIS SITUATION.
SANITARY PROTOCOL IN CUBA FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS
All international travelers (Cubans or foreigners) who arrive in the country must present a health passport or international vaccination certificate against COVID-19 of those vaccines certified by the corresponding regulatory agencies.
To board the flight, airlines will require their passengers to provide evidence of a vaccination schedule and a negative RT-PCR test carried out within 72 hours before travelling.
Children under 12 years of age will be exempt from presenting a vaccination schedule or PCR-RT test upon arrival in Cuba.
The use of the mask or nasobuco is mandatory throughout the stay
POSITIVE CASES DETECTED IN CUBA:
Any traveler who arrives in Cuba and tests positive for COVID-19 will be admitted to the health institutions designated for this purpose in each territory, bearing the costs that may arise.
For the return to the countries of origin, you must take into account the requirements of each nation regarding COVID, PCR tests or antigen tests are not included in the price offer.
With your attendance, brigade member agrees to comply with the indicated program and properly observe the rules of conduct and discipline, as well as compliance with hygienic-sanitary measures, the CIJAM regulations, maintain appropriate behavior, in correspondence with the rules of social coexistence.
We suggest participants to bring a flag or other items that identify your country for the international night organized at CIJAM. When participants make a performance of your culture with typical dishes and cultural manifestations.