Cuba Insurance

Whatever your reason for visiting Cuba, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. Insurance for Cuba is compulsory to obtain your visa and thus to be able to enter Cuba. That way, you can leave with peace of mind and avoid any unexpected financial, health or legal risks. Cover for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses is essential, whatever your destination.


Political system: Socialist Republic
Capital: Havana
Surface area: 110,860 km²
Population: 11.48 million
Languages spoken: Spanish
Currency: Cuban Peso

Visas Cuba

If you are a French national or citizen of another European Union member state, you do not need a visa for a tourist stay of less than 30 days, but you do need a Nominative Tourist Card issued by the Cuban embassy. For a “Business” stay, you need a visa.

If you have traveled to Cuba since January 12, 2021, we invite you to apply for a visa at the U.S. Consulate in France. You may be refused entry to the USA if you are in possession of an ESTA and not a visa.

French Embassy in Havana
Calle 14 – NR 312 – Miramar – Havana
Tel: 53 201 31 31
Fax: 53 201 31 07

Cuban Embassy in Paris
16, rue de Presles – 75015 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Cuba

Compulsory vaccinations and certificates

  • Compulsory vaccinations and certificates: No vaccinations are required.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines against tetanus, typhoid, polio, hepatitis A & B, meningitis A & C and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), meningitis A & C (long-stay for travellers aged 18 months and over) and typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 years and over).
  • Local diseases: In Cuba, the following diseases are common: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, roundworm, hepatitis A & B, leishmaniasis, sexually transmitted diseases, polio, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.


Cuba Health Insurance

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Cuba? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. In addition, health insurance is compulsory in Cuba in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types oftravel insurance,international student insurance andexpatriate insurance.

Travel advice: Cuba (fr)

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