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Cuba Mandates Health Insurance for Visitors

Monday, 08 Mar 2010 09:30 AM

HAVANA — Without saying what it costs nor what it covers, the Cuban government announced it would obligate tourists to buy health insurance in order to visit the island.

The same measure applies for Cubans living abroad and returning home for visits and for foreigners living in the country.

The decision was taken at an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers on February 16 and published ten days later in the Official Gazette.

According to the measure that takes effect on May 1, 2010, the government says medical insurance policies purchased abroad must be from insurance companies recognized in Cuba.

It also states that sales points will be established at points of entrance to the country for purchase from Cuban companies.

Diplomatic personnel and representatives of foreign organizations are exempt from mandatory insurance.

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