Cuba Still Mum on Travel Insurance

By Circles Robinson

HAVANA TIMES, April 1 — Cuban tourism and health authorities continue to keep potential visitors to the island in the dark about a new travel insurance requirement that takes effect on May 1.

It was announced several weeks ago that visitors, including Cubans living abroad, must either possess a travel health insurance policy with a foreign company approved by Cuba or purchase coverage from a Cuban firm.

Most Havana Times readers agree that a tourist should have health insurance for any treatment needed as a visitor to Cuba, that’s not the issue. However, a lack of information has some people reconsidering their vacations to the island.

The concern is over the lack of information about what foreign companies will be approved and/or the logistics and expense of buying a Cuban travel policy upon arrival. These details have not been forthcoming, creating uncertainty in a competitive tourism industry market.

Read our previous posts on the subject:
Cuba Imposes Health Insurance on Visitors

Cuba Health Travel Insurance Question

9 thoughts on “Cuba Still Mum on Travel Insurance

  • July 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    can you please provide me with the insurance companys on the list of approved firms for Cuba.

    thank you

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