If you’re travelling to Cuba, as of the 1st May you will legally be required to take out holiday insurance that includes medical cover before visiting the country.
The new entry rule was decided in a meeting of ministers in Cuba last month which resulted in a vote in favour of the new measures.
What is medical cover?
If the unexpected happens and you fall ill or have an accident abroad, and you don’t have adequate holiday insurance you could be paying a heavy price. Medical treatment can cost thousands of pounds particularly in countries such as the USA. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says it costs a staggering £35,000 for an air ambulance from the east coast of America back to the UK, and between £12,000 and £16,000 from the Canary Islands.*
*Source: The Guardian 2009
Cover for your medical expenses abroad is an essential element of travel insurance cover. In the event of illness or accident, the emergency assistance company on behalf of your insurer will act quickly to arrange treatment, agree hospital or clinic bills and if required handle repatriation back to the UK when appropriate.
Be covered with 24/7 travel insurance!
You can purchase great value travel insurance direct at 24/7 travel insurance. For 8-days insurance cover in Cuba, it will cost you only £25.52** – a small price to pay so you can enjoy your holiday all the more!
**Premium £25.52 includes Insurance Premium Tax based on an adult aged under 55 taking out a “Standard” Single-trip 24/7 travel insurance policy for 8-days travel insurance cover for Cuba excluding personal possessions cover and purchased within 14 days of departure date. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (March 2010) and are subject to change.