Yes, it is. Since May 1st, 2010, the Cuban Government has established that all foreign travellers and Cubans living abroad at the time of their entry into Cuban territory must be in possession of a Medical Insurance.
The Medical Insurance is mainly used to cover any medical expenses during your stay in Cuba. There are also other covers such as the loss of luggage that you can see here.
Yes, all travellers, foreigners and Cubans living abroad, must have medical insurance when entering Cuba.
If you decide to travel to Cuba without Insurance you may be subject to control by the Cuban authorities and be obliged to purchase the Insurance directly at the airport at increased costs.
You can buy Insurance directly in your country, the important thing is that the Insurance Company is recognized by the Cuban Government. In this list you will find the recognized insurance companies.
With Cuban Medical Insurance you have the great advantage, in case of need for medical treatment, of not having to pay any expenses in advance, all medical expenses are payed by the Cuban health system.
With ESICUBA Cuban Medical Insurance, in addition to not having to pay any medical expenses, you will have access to the best international clinics in Cuba and you will have a much faster and more efficient on-site assistance without having to contact the operations center of your country, increasing waiting times and management. See the list of international clinics on the island.
Because we are an agency recognized by the Cuban authorities and in possession of a regular sales license from ESICUBA... We also have an office in Havana and offer our assistance to all customers in case of need.
If necessary, you should immediately contact our offices in Havana, or the Cuban Operations Centre at +53 78668527, 8339 and 8920.
Medical insurance can be taken out for insured persons between the ages of 0 and 70. If you are over 70 years old, please contact us for a personalized quote.
Medical Insurance for Cuba can be taken out for trips with a maximum duration of 32 days. If your trip has a longer duration, please contact us for a personalized quote.
You can extend the duration of the insurance by contacting our offices in Havana.
You can see all the limits by clicking here.
You can see all the covers included by clicking here.
You can see all exclusions by clicking here.