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Card/Documentation of Cuban Health Insurance Provided by CruiseLine

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It looks that Cuba requires that Visitors have Cuba Health Insurance and that same (according to Carnival Web Page) is included in the "Govt Fees & Taxes" charge that's added to the cruisefare. Does the Cruiseline provide a Cuba Health Insurance card? Documentation? What do you show if you have to get Health Services? Thanks, Ken

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The health insurance is automatically part of your visa. No need for a separate insurance card.

 

 

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We are doing most of our excursions with Oceania, but possibly want to do one on our own. I understand that Oceania does include the health insurance as part of the visa that they obtain; will I have to purchase additional insurance on my own for our self-booked tour?

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No. You can't buy it except from the Cuban government, and if you have the visa, you have the insurance.

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Everyone in Cuba automatically has health insurance - it's part of the socialist system they have. When you travel there as a tourist, you are required to be a part of the socialized medical system that they have, and they require all tourists to pay a small "premium" to be part of the system. If you get sick, or are in an accident, and need medical care, you are covered. Cuban doctors enjoy a very good reputation around the world, but let's hope none of us have to meet one on our travels there.

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