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Heading to Cuba?

If you’re thinking of heading to Cuba, make sure you get the right holiday insurance for your trip. The things you will need to think about are:

  • Travel insurance is mandatory for holidays to Cuba - You'll be asked for proof of cover when you arrive
  • The cost of your holiday - Because if you have to cancel, you want to know that you'll get your money back
  • The activities you're likely to be doing  - If you're planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover if needed
  • How much your luggage is worth - Because if it goes missing or gets damaged, you don't want to have to bear the cost all on your own
  • And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Cuba from the FCO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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What’s covered with travel insurance to Cuba?

 As standard, our policies cover over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

 There are a number of things you’ll need to take into account before travelling, so we’ve put together a table of facts and other important information to get you started on your trip to Cuba.

Currency

Cuban convertible peso (CUC) or Cuban peso (CUP)

Most common languages spoken

Spanish

Capital

Havana

Continent

North America (The Caribbean)

Population

Approx. 11 million

Plug type

Plug type A, B, C and L

Driving side

Right-hand side

Seasons

Spring - March to May

Summer - June to August

Autumn - September to November

Winter - December to February

Laws

Local laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Cuba?

Travellers using a full British passport will need to apply for a visa to travel to Cuba.

As there are several types of visa categories out there for different travellers, it’s important to make sure you get the correct visa to cover your trip.

If you’re travelling to Cuba as a tourist, then you’ll need to get a tourist card before you can travel. A tourist card is valid for 30 days but can be extended in Cuba for a further 30 days if needed.

Otherwise, you can find the different types of visas and entry requirements for Cuba here.

Healthcare in Cuba

If you fall ill or injure yourself while on holiday in Cuba, it’s important to know what healthcare services they have available and what they can offer.

Cuba doesn’t have any private hospitals or clinics; they operate a national healthcare system run by the government. They actually have the highest doctor-to-patient ratio in the world, and their doctors are often sent abroad to countries with a great need of medical professionals.

It’s strongly advised that everyone travelling to Cuba has the correct travel insurance, including cover for any pre-existing medical conditions. It’s also very important to visit your GP at least four to six weeks before your trip to check whether there are any vaccinations that you may need.

Find more details of the healthcare in Cuba here.

 

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Did you know?

  • Cubans often refer to their country as 'El Cocodrilo', this is because the island looks like a crocodile from above!
  • Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate, which is one of the highest in the world.
  • It is illegal to take photos of military personnel, police officers, or airport personnel in Cuba.

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