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Travel Medical Insurance: Preparing For Your Trip To Cuba

May 19, 2020

Traveling to any destination requires proper planning and preparation, and Cuba is no different. An important thing to remember is that travelers to Cuba are required to have travel medical insurance upon their arrival. Obtaining travel medical insurance is easy and inexpensive.

Travel Medical Insurance: Preparing For Your Trip To Cuba
Before you travel to Cuba, make sure you are prepared.

The most common way of purchasing travel medical insurance is simply by buying your plane ticket on a commercial flight flying directly from the U.S. to Cuba. Most major U.S. airline providers like United, Delta, American Airlines and Jet Blue automatically include the cost of this insurance in your ticket price. Your boarding pass serves as proof of insurance. You will want to be sure to keep your boarding pass with you throughout your trip in the unlikely event that you need to use it. For travelers flying to Cuba from outside of the United States, ask your airline provider if travel medical insurance is included in your plane ticket.

Travel Medical Insurance: Preparing For Your Trip To Cuba
Most major U.S. airline providers include the cost of insurance in your ticket price. Your boarding pass serves as proof of insurance.

ASISTUR is a Cuban company that organizes medical and healthcare services to travelers and provides the medical coverage that is included in most U.S. plane tickets. ASISTUR medical coverage is only valid for the dates of your stay in Cuba. This coverage is limited to emergency medical issues that may arise while in Cuba. This policy does not include non-emergency treatment or non-emergency services for pre-existing conditions. ASISTUR coverage includes general emergency medical services and procedures while in Cuba up to $25,000 as well as medical evacuation from Cuba up to $7,000. This travel medical insurance coverage is limited. In the unlikely case of an extreme medical emergency, this coverage may not be sufficient.

Travelers who wish for more coverage or who are not covered through their purchase of a plane ticket may purchase coverage from a travel insurance provider like Allianz. Click here to learn more about Allianz and its travel medical plans.

Travel Medical Insurance: Preparing For Your Trip To Cuba
"Clear communication in planning, and the outstanding execution made for a completely stress-free trip, which allowed us to focus all of our energy on the experience itself… If you're looking for an authentic, meaningful, and "non-touristy" experience in Cuba, you must schedule a call to discuss further with Cuba Candela. Thanks to the entire team who helped give us lasting memories of a remarkable trip." – John H. travel reviews

Cuba Candela travelers are well taken care of. In the unlikely case that you do need medical assistance on your trip, your Cuba Candela host will assist you. Below please note the address and contact information of the Cuban hospital for travelers, “Clinica Central Cira Garcia”. 

Address: Calle 20 #4101 corner of Avenida 41, Miramar, Playa 

Phone number: +53 7204-2811 

Website: http://www.cirag.cu/en/

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