Required medical insurance and Canadian money
Replies: 25 - Last Post: Feb 2, 2013 4:29 PM Last Post By: johnabbotsford
Jan 29, 2013 6:10 PM
15"I am quite sure if one arrived in arrivals and had no conv pesos and had to pay with their own currency they would make adjustments for that particular currency wether its usd cad. or austr dollars "
Actually- No. They would expect you to go to the ATM or Cadeca and change money to CUC. And BTW OZ dollars are NOT accepted anywhere in Cuba in case anyone from there is reading this.
As per previous 2.50/3.00/day UNLESS 70+ - then 5.0CUC
Jan 30, 2013 6:27 AM
16I paid in Holguin with Canadian $'s. exchange was about 1-1. Bought 3 months at $2.50 a day,
if I needed more, there is an office in Holguin.
Jan 30, 2013 1:38 PM
17Thanks for that update S. At Havana people have always reported being sent to the Cadeca/ATM on arrival before being able to buy the insurance. Still good luck with AUD though!
Jan 30, 2013 2:11 PM
18One of Canada's biggest banks, Toronto Dominion, has expanded all over the East Coast of the States.
I have no idea what their exchange rates are for Can$, but it seems like they might offer better rates than your average american bank.
If you want to get in touch with them and check.....here's the link to their American branch locator site: http://www.tdbank.com/net/locations.aspx
Jan 30, 2013 10:38 PM
19When I went to Cuba in November, we were not asked to buy cuban medical insurance, which we were told by our tour company Eldertrek would be about $7 a day. I had my own policy, and luckily I did not need care. However, unfortunately one of our party took ill, and was hospitalized in Santa Clara. She required surgery, and eventually was sent by air ambulance back to Dallas, at a cost of $9000 which the tour company paid to Cuba. Eventually, the patients insurance will reimburse them, but if they had bought the Cuban policy, there would have been no charge. Next time I would insist on buying it.
Jan 30, 2013 10:51 PM
20"we were not asked to buy cuban medical insurance, which we were told by our tour company Eldertrek would be about $7 a day"
As per previous 2.50/3.00/day UNLESS 70+ - then 5.0CUC.
$9000 is actually cheap compared to waht one could becahrged for anything requiring medical evacuation.
Thanks for that report watson10
Jan 31, 2013 2:54 PM
21Health insurance cost is about $3 US a day. If you are at the Passport control area at the Havana airport facing lines for passport control then the desk is in the right corner behind you. Cuba does not recognize American Health Insurances.
Passport control officer may or may not ask you for a proof of health insurance.
Jan 31, 2013 3:27 PM
Feb 2, 2013 8:30 AM
23anybody know if you can get the Asistur insurance at Varadero airport?
Feb 2, 2013 11:04 AM
24In varadero the assisture desk was to your left as you come down the stairs going toward imigration control I dont know how one would pay in conv pesos cause I dont think there even is a atm in the airport at varadero . Assiture used to have a office in varadero the address I have is edificio marbella apto 6 ave1 ra #4201 I dont know for sure if they are there anymore when I go the next time I will look into it
Feb 2, 2013 4:29 PM
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