Starting May 1st 2010, the Cuban Government will make it a mandatory requirement for all international travelers to purchase and show proof of international travel insurance when entering their country. Details are still a little sketchy about what will be required in terms of coverage levels, however the information we have at the moment is that coverage will only be accepted by a few “select” international insurance companies.
If a traveler arrives in Cuban after May 1st 2010 without proof of coverage, they will have to purchase a plan from a Cuban insurer at the airport before being granted access to enter the country.
For US Citizens, it is also still unclear about how this will work for you when traveling to Cuban, as the current US embargo restricts Cuban businesses from operating in the USA – and thus this would make purchasing Cuban insurance impossible or very hard before any travel.
As more details about this requirement unravels, we will keep you updated. In the meantime, if you need to purchase any international travel insurance coverage, please check out our dedicated section,