Medical Travel Insurance for Cubans
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 11, 2012 2:39 PM Last Post By: johnabbotsford
Nov 9, 2012 4:12 PM
Medical Travel Insurance for CubansAnyone know if Cubans travelling outside of Cuba have access to medical travel insurance like the kind we have to purchase when we come to Cuba? Is this something that will be available in the future when the travel restrictions fall next year? Thanks in advance.
Nov 9, 2012 7:55 PM
Nov 10, 2012 2:24 PM
2Well I know at least one Cuban that can't wait to get out of Cuba and see another country as soon as the restrictions are lowered. I was wondering what happens if they get injured or sick while travelling. How will they pay for it? Maybe they can buy travel insurance through Cubana Airlines when they buy their ticket? I don't know. I can't find any info.
Nov 10, 2012 3:34 PM
3"Wanting" doesn't change the reality that for most Cubans nothing will change as entry to most countries still depends on being granted a visa to enter- e.g in all of central AND south america there are only 2? countries not requiring a visa. And if they know a citizen of either of those who would invite them they could go right now - they don't have to wait to January.
What country is it that the Cuban you 'know' can't wait to visit?
Any Cuban can buy travel/health insurance from the same sort of countries most anyone else can - see e.g. Nomads "Insurance" at the top of this page. Insurance like travel requires money of course.
Nov 10, 2012 8:48 PM
4I wonder if Asistur offers a policy ?
Those Cubans who really wanted to travel already have - many thousands to Ecuador, for example.
Nov 11, 2012 10:32 AM
Nov 11, 2012 2:39 PM
7#5 as i suspected/inferred in my initial response very little will change in January compared to now (other than the removal of the LofI) for tourist travel to Mexico by a Cuban. It is/will remain very difficult to obtain a visa. The question of insurance is insignificant in this context.
#6 needs a specific application to Mexican Embassy in Havana. Mrs A still had to apply for a visa to travel there last year even with Oz permanent residency whereas you and I can just rock up. Anyone without residency elsewhere and not say married to a Mexican will find the visa hoops stringent.
Mexico Embassy , Cuba
Calle 12 No. 518 Esq. 7ma. Avenida, Reparto Miramar
PO Box 6826
Edited by: johnabbotsford
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