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Cuba Traveler’s Insurance Information Update – US Insurance Companies Do Not Provide Coverage Here

Posted Apr 07 2010 8:19am

We now have some updated information on where the traveler’s insurance can be purchased.  Below is a listing for the US and a full listing can be viewed here.  

The new law goes into effect May 1st this year.  If travelers arrive without it, visitors will be required to purchase at the airport in Cuba upon arrival.  BD 

United States
AIR AMBULANCE PROFESSIONALS
EUROP ASSISTANCE INTERNATIONAL (LOS ANGELES)
MEDEX
MERCURY INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE
MONDIAL ASSISTANCE
MONEY GRAM
NATIONAL JETS
NATIONAL AIR AMBULANCE
ON-CALL INTERNATIONAL (IAG)
USA ASSIST-DEMOCRACY CENTER
WORLD NET
WORLDWIDE ASSISTANCE SERVICES (WASHINGTON)

The Cuban government announced in March that all travelers arriving in Cuba from May 1 and beyond would be required to purchase Cuba health insurance .

In early April the list of approved Cuba health and medical insurance providers was released.

Travelers arriving in Cuba shall have a travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses or a policy for medical expenses with coverage in Cuba.

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The insurance policy should be purchased in the traveler’s home country but for those tourists arriving without proper coverage, they will be required to purchase an appropriate policy from a Cuban insurance company at the airport, port or marina where they arrive.

Visitors from the US will have to purchase medical travel insurance from Cuban insurance companies before they arrive in Cuba. The coverage can be purchased from a travel agency associated with Havantur-Celimar in Cuba. US insurance companies do not provide coverage in the Cuban national territory.

All travelers shall present an insurance policy, certificate or traveling assistance card valid for the time they will stay in Cuba.  The Cuban Tourism Office or Asistur can provide more information. Asistur is open 24 hours a day at (53 7) 866-8527, 866-8339, 867-1315. Fax (53 7) 8-66-80, e-mail: asisten@asistur.cu ; seguros@asistur.cu

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