Cuba visitors face new medical insurance rule

If you are planning a trip to Cuba, did you know that you will have to provide proof of health insurance in order to enter the country? The following forms of proof are accepted:

Your insurance policy
Insurance certificate
Medical assistance card
Those who cannot provide this prove are required to purchase travel health insurance coverage from a Cuban insurance company for the length of their stay there.

As well, you will have to pay all costs up front. Cuban authorities will not allow anyone with outstanding medical bills to leave the country. Make sure you carry a credit card or other form of payment with you in case you are required to pay for medical services up front.

We recommend that travellers carry their insurance card with them at all times and call the claims number immediately if you require treatment. This will allow your Claims provider to arrange and monitor treatment and arrange direct payments wherever possible.

For further information about Cuba’s entrance requirements you can refer to your government website about Cuba.