Below brief information about Insurance required by Cuban Authorities to all its visitors.
What does Cuba require?
Cuban authorities require from all visitors to have a valid Health Insurance Cover before getting into the country. Introduced a few years back this measure aims to have both, the Cuban government and its Visitors at ease in case of medical treatment required while on holiday.
What is recommended?
We strongly recommend having Travel-Insurance, making sure that it does have Medical cover (health insurance coverage) which covers Cuba as a destination. Travel insurance does cover a wider range of circumstances that may not be medical only, giving you peace of mind to enjoy your holiday.
Can I travel without Medical Cover?
As this is a compulsory requirement, upon arrival it is quite likely that you will be asked to buy local Medical Insurance at the airport. Random checks are commonly done on arrival. This service is normally provided by Esen (Seguros Nacionales – National Insurance company) and assistance given by Assistur which will be your contact in Cuba. The cost of your local medical cover starts from 2.5 CUC per person per day.
Medical Insurance is what you need to have before travelling to Cuba, however, you will normally get a better value with your Travel Insurance which would have Medical Cover for Cuba within its coverage. For last minute travel to Cuba, you can get your Medical Insurance on arrival to Cuba as the last resource.