The arrival at the Jose Marti airport in Havana may seem like in many other countries, apparently everything works until the facility catches the traveler and releases him 2 or 3 hours later cranky and tired / Photo: Raquel Perez.
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The queues at the counters of migration continue walking slowly though the counters have been modernized and officials learned to say "Bon Voyage" and "welcome" /Photo: Raquel Perez.
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As in the rest of the world the first contact with Customs is to check hand luggage; it is perhaps the only part within the airport facility that works fairly quickly/ Photo: Raquel Perez.
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The long wait occurs off the belts where they should leave their bags. If you are lucky it can take you an hour but sometimes you get to be there 3 hours. And there's only one option: be patient/ Photo: Raquel Perez.
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Recently, the airport is half empty thanks to the resolution stipulating that the people accompanying the passenger cannot enter the facility /Photo: Raquel Perez.
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Dozens of Cubans crowd outside after an impassable railing to wait for or see off their family and friends. There is nowhere to sit; there is not even a bathroom/Photo: Raquel Perez.
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It is common to see Cubans, including the elderly, glued to the windows trying to see the son who emigrated, medical aid worker who returns or diplomatic whose mission ended/Photo: Raquel Perez.
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All comfort that the airport has provided to the accompanying people is limited to the installation in the parking lot of a "stall" that sells beer and soft drinks/Photo: Raquel Perez.
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In the "stall" there are no tables to sit so those who wish to drink with their families should do it standing while pushing their trolleys/Photo: Raquel Perez.
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The measure did not take into account the situation of children who are waiting for their relatives and must wait long hours without the minimum conditions/Photo: Raquel Perez.