New entry requirement to Cuba: update
Montréal, April 16, 2010 — As you are well aware of, as of May 1, 2010, the Cuban government will request from all foreign travellers entering Cuba a proof of insurance covering medical care.
You may find the latest communication related to this new requirement on website of the Cuba Tourist Board in Canada: www.gocuba.ca
Travel insurance policies will have to be subscribed before the departure in the country of residence. A traveller arriving in Cuba without any protection will have to subscribe a health insurance plan with a Cuban insurance company at the point of entry.
CanAssistance, Blue Cross assistance subsidiary, is duly recognized by the Cuban government and works in collaboration with Asistur SA, the official assistance society of Cuba, to provide assistance to travellers who need medical care.
Upon arrival at the customs, tourists will have to provide proof of insurance by presenting:
- their travel insurance policy,
- their insurance confirmation with their name and address, contract number, the type of coverage and travelling dates.
In order to avoid any problem with the Cuban authorities, travellers should keep their insurance documents with them along with all other mandatory travel documents.