Travel insurance is another way to prepare and keep some peace of mind. Make sure your insurance provider WILL honor your policy should you need medical treatment in Cuba. And please note that any medical treatment MUST be paid for before being allowed to leave Cuba.
Ask your insurance provider to confirm in writing that you are covered for everything while at Cuba. It is also advisable to get a 24/7 insurer. Always ensure you have a copy of your policy and all emergency phone numbers with you.
Travel insurance can usually be arranged at the time of the booking of a trip to cover exactly the duration of that trip. Some policies offer lower and higher medical-expense options; the higher ones are chiefly for countries that have extremely high medical costs.
Common Travel Insurance Exclusions
- Pre-existing medical conditions
- Elective surgery or treatment
- War or terrorism
- Injury or illness caused by alcohol or drug use