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Getting the right travel insurance for Cuba

With its fascinating and sometimes fraught history, lazy days and bustling nightlife, Cuba is a holiday destination like no other.

Whatever draws you to Cuba, you’ll want to take along proper travel insurance in your suitcase. In fact, you won’t be allowed to enter the country without sufficient travel and medical insurance. So, it’s always best to be covered properly.

A tailored policy will help protect you in case of medical emergencies and against the loss of possessions, or delays and cancellations in your travel itinerary. Meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

We like to think we do things the right way. After all, we were voted the UK’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider*.

Isn’t it worth doing right?

You can get your tailored quote for Cuba travel insurance online here, or talk to us now on 0800 033 4902.

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Why do I need travel insurance for Cuba?

Cuba’s healthcare system is not free to use for foreign citizens, so it’s important to have proper insurance in place. Just in case the worst happens.

Holidays should be carefree and relaxing. The best way to ensure you’re in safe hands, is with the right cover in place.

Claiming on your insurance happens more often than you might’ve thought. 1 in 20 people needed to make claims on their Annual Travel Insurance in 2017**.

Our tailored travel insurance policies will ensure you’re well-protected for unexpected disasters. Whether that be a delayed flight or medical emergency.

Getting the right cover takes very little time and gives you that extra peace of mind.

You can get your tailored quote for Cuba online, or pick up the phone and talk to us today on 0800 033 4902.

What does our travel insurance cover?

Basic Comprehensive
  • Medical emergencies and repatriation up to £5m
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £500 with optional upgrade to £3,000
  • Baggage claims up to £300
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £250
  • Excess £85 – £100
  • Medical emergency and repatriation up to £10m
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £5,000 up to £15,000
  • Baggage loss up to £2,500
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £500
  • Legal protection cover of up to £25,000
  • Excess £65

Can I get free healthcare in Cuba?

Unfortunately, healthcare in Cuba is not free to tourists.

The healthcare in Cuba is generally reckoned to be good, but non-Cubans have to pay for treatment.

Please remember that you will not be granted entry to Cuba unless you have acceptable medical insurance.***

When you buy your policy from us, we’ll ask you to complete a quick medical screening. The screening process is designed to help us work out the best level of cover for you and your trip to Cuba.

How does the medical screening work?

You’ll be asked a few multiple choice questions about your health and any pre-existing medical conditions you have. The process is straightforward and answers given are treated as strictly confidential.

It’s vital here that you give us as full and accurate answers as possible. It might help you to have your medical history to hand during the screening.

Otherwise, if you have a medical condition and you haven’t declared it on your policy, you won’t be covered if you need to make a claim.

What questions will I be asked during the medical screening?

The questions we’ll ask vary according to your personal circumstances, but we’re likely to ask the following:

  • How long have you had this medical condition?
  • Have you recently been treated with surgery?
  • Do you take regular medication for this?

If you’d like some help with the process, you can complete it over the phone with one of our travel insurance specialists. Or if you’d prefer, the screening can be completed online.
You can get your tailored quote online now or call us 0800 033 4902.

Will I need a visa to travel to Cuba?

When visiting Cuba, you will need to get a tourist card beforehand. Your passport should be up to date for the proposed duration of your trip.

A tax of 25 Cuban pesos is payable upon arrival but this is often included in your flight ticket. It’s a good idea to check with your travel agents before you depart.

For the latest information and advice about visas, get in contact with the Cuban Embassy.

Will I need vaccinations to visit Cuba?

Depending on where you are going, vaccinations against tuberculosis and Hepatitis B are sometimes recommended. The government recommend that you visit your doctor or health professional about four to six weeks before your trip, to check whether you need to take any vaccinations or other preventive measures before you go.

You will need a yellow fever certificate or International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) confirming you have received the vaccine before travelling to Cuba.****

There have been some cases of Chikungunya virus and Dengue fever, so it’s important to take the right precautions against being bitten by mosquitos.

What should I do if I have a medical emergency in Cuba?

If you need emergency medical assistance while in Cuba, dial 104 for an ambulance.

Alternatively, you can contact one of the international clinics you will find in the majority of Cuba’s resorts.

It’s a very good idea to keep a copy of your travel insurance policy with you during your stay.

What if I have to make a claim?

It’s simple. You just call us on the number that’s on your policy, and explain to us your situation. We’ll get right to assessing and processing your claim. You’ll be glad to hear that 98% of our customers’ claims get processed within 5 working days*****.

Get your travel insurance for Cuba today

Get a quote in minutes and tailor your quote to you and your family’s medical and travel needs today.

Call us on 0800 033 4902 or tailor your quote online.

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*Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2017 & 2018, based on the biggest survey of financial consumers in Britain.
**5.04% of people claimed on their Annual Travel Insurance Policy in 2017.
*** https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cuba
**** https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/caribbean/cuba