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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Cuba?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Cuba?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Cuba?
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With over 3,500 miles of coastline, a lively atmosphere filled with Cuban cocktails, cigars, and music, and plenty of classic American cars, Cuba is an exciting place for visitors to explore.Whether you're heading to the country to soak up the culture or to sightsee, you'll need travel insurance.

Travel insurance is required for Cuba

Since a declaration made in May 2010, the government of Cuba requires all foreign visitors to purchase travel health insurance. The rule applies to all travelers from overseas as well as Cubans living abroad

Before visiting Cuba, travelers should make sure they have adequate travel medical coverage. Cuban authorities won't allow anyone with outstanding medical bills leave the country, so travel medical insurance for Cuba is not only highly recommended, but it's mandatory.

COVID-19 in Cuba

. If you're traveling to Cuba, here are some Covid safety precautions to take. For the most up-to-date information on travel entry requirements for Cuba, please visit this tourism page or the CDC.

At this time, masks are still required in public places. The U.S. requires all citizens and residents traveling to Cuba to test negative for Covid within 72 hours of their return flight.

For the most up-to-date information, be sure to visit Cuba's official tourism website official tourism website.

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Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & safety

Although Cuba is a fun and lively place, there are certain things you shouldn't do in order to stay safe. Since Cuba is a community country despite recent reforms, you shouldn't talk about politics while you're in public. The government doesn't tolerate any type of criticism, and talking poorly about the government could land you in a confrontation with the police.

The other important safety tip is to distinguish between the blue and orange casas. Foreigners and tourists are only allowed to stay in the casas that have a blue sign outside. The orange casas are meant for Cuban citizens. Both you and the owner of the hotel / hostel can get in trouble if you stay in the wrong place.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are some common vaccination recommendations for French Cuba.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

Any foreign citizen coming to Cuba is required to obtain a Cuban visa prior to their arrival in the country. This is known as a "tourist card". It's valid for a single entry and allows the individual to stay in Cuba for up to 30 days.

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