Travel insurance, obligatory ?
Replies: 40 - Last Post: Oct 3, 2012 11:03 AM Last Post By: poshmcdoo
Sep 26, 2012 2:37 PM
Sep 26, 2012 2:41 PM
16Are you arriving from the US? Just looking for a pattern as to who gets asked. I know that flyers from Miami get extra attention and most fly to Terminal 2. It looks like the main airport Terminal 3 is more lenient?
Sep 26, 2012 3:17 PM
17If you are asking me, d_c, I fly in from everywhere except Miami. CUN, PTY, NAS, GUA, SJO, MDE, SDQ. 18 trips and I have never been asked. I have flown into Terminal #1 a few times but most of the time it's #3.
My conjecture is based on what has been reported here and what is historically true. People flying directly from the US, most especially returning C-A's, are always the most hassled group.
Sep 26, 2012 6:44 PM
18OP, I think that is a good plan unless you are an insurance freak.
Remember, the law has only been in effect a little over two years so trips before that don't count. I actually have to call a penalty on myself. Since the law went into effect in 2010, I have only been 12 times. I always arrive at terminal 3 from different locations (SJO-PTY-MEX).
Sep 26, 2012 7:55 PM
19The Mexico flights are back to terminal 3 ? At one point they were moved over to terminal 2 weren't they ?
Sep 26, 2012 8:14 PM
20#18 Chef you beat me to the punch re the law onlt coming into effect May 1(?) 2010!
Only 12 times you wimp.
BTW the Cuban insurance site for those relevant
Sep 26, 2012 8:42 PM
Sep 26, 2012 8:51 PM
22Yeh chef that's my line to the Canadian resort goers - 'one of mine (trips lol) is worth 13 of yours!'
Sep 26, 2012 9:00 PM
Sep 26, 2012 9:21 PM
24I'm a US citizen. I went to Cuba a month ago. No one asked me for proof of insurance.
Sep 26, 2012 9:31 PM
Sep 26, 2012 9:36 PM
Sep 26, 2012 9:41 PM
Sep 27, 2012 1:10 PM
28As far as I know you still must pay up front for medical services and collect from your insurance company.Could be a problem if you cannot come up with the money. Not so if you have the cuban medical.
I had a minor operation there and had to pay up front. They were not interested in my insurance and gave me an official receipt. I don't know if that is generally the case but maybe someone else has had an experience.
Sep 27, 2012 1:27 PM
29#28, IMO, is absolutely right. You will have to pay cash on the line for medical services in Cuba. How else would they get paid. You can't write a cheque. You can't pay with Visa or Mastercard and your insurance company has no way to pay for you that I know of. When you pay them in cash they will give you a receipt and when you get home you'll make a claim and should be reimbursed, but, as #28 points out; "Could be a problem if you cannot come up with the money"
I am not 100% sure that this is always the case but was for me in January 2012 in Holguin and several years ago in Nueva Gerona for my friend. Would like to hear what others have experienced..
(0 star Hotel)
From US$44.03 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$130.37 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$142.16 per night