Travel to Cuba – but not without travel insurance!

Cuba is a beautiful destination, with its hundreds of kilometers of beaches the color of mother-of-pearl, its rum, its sunshine, its mountain ranges, its Hispanic-Colonial architecture… But there’s one thing you must have in order to get there: travel insurance.


Since May 2010,travel insurance has been compulsory to obtain a visa for Cuba, according to a directive published in the official gazette.
This directive requires all travelers (foreigners and ins) to present documents proving that they have taken out a travel insurance policy. If you are unable to present it, you will be obliged to take it out with a Cuban company on arrival.

According to official statistics, more than 4 million tourists and 300,000 Cubans living abroad, visited Cuba in 2018.
For travel insurance to be valid, it must be issued by a Cuban or foreign organization approved by the Cuban authorities.

What is the purpose of this insurance?

This travel insurance covers medical expenses and repatriation.
Of course, coverage can be even more extensive: reimbursement of your trip in the event of cancellation, or of the contents of your luggage if it is lost or stolen during the flight, right up to payment of legal fees if you are held civilly or criminally liable.

Mandatory and useful!

Even if it’s compulsory, it’s not an unnecessary expense. Beyond the paperwork: it’s reassuring to know that not only will you always be looked after by professionals, but you’ll also be spared the financial difficulties that can result from your misadventures. A simple sprain in Varadero can cost more than 3,000 euros. So for a more worry-free trip, make sure you have good travel insurance !

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