11/27/12

Havana Cuba at Night

Havana Insurance

 Cuba Medical Insurance

 American Insurance companies do not protect you in Cuba. So forget about American Travel & health insurance while you travel to Cuba. Best o be safe and buy your travel & health  insurance in Havana to avoid any problems. Canadians and European travelers to Cuba do have coverage but they are still required to buy extra travel & health insurance coverage from Cuban Insurance companies.

U.K. Travelers need their European Health Insurance Card to show Cuban Health official for proof of medical treatment abroad yet most insurers cover only necessary medical treatment, repatriation costs, lost money, baggage, or flight cancellation, travel insurance from a reputable Cuban Insurance company should always be sought.
Internet Access Here Sign
Internet Access Here Sign (Photo credit: Steve Rhode)

Havana Tourist Hot Lines

 Cuba has its own travel assistance company called Asistur (tel. 7/866-4499; www.asistur.cu) For a small price Asistur can help with all types of tourist emergencies.
Havana Internet Access -- To access Internet while in Havana, head to the any Etecsa S.A. office where you will find a bank of internet connected computers. Most all Havana hotels & beach resorts also offer Internet access. In Havana, outside of the Etecsa office in Habana Vieja, all the top 4 and 5 star Havana hotels offer Internet access at a minimum price of CUC $6 (US$6.50/£3.25) per hour.

Credit  Card In Cuba

Credit Cards in Cuba do work but if yours is lost or stolen then you immediately have to dial tel. 119, then 01/410-581-994. For MasterCard, you must also dial tel. 119, then 01/636-722-7111. For American issued cards you must dial tel. 119, then 01/905-474-0870. If you loose your your credit card or your wallet has been lost or stolen then call your embassy immediately then call the Cuban police to file a report. It wont help you get your wallet back but you will feel better knowing you did do something.  Credit card companies have an emergency toll-free number to call if your card is lost or stolen; they may be able to wire you a cash advance immediately or deliver an emergency credit card  to Assistur in Havanain a day or two.

Emergency Money

In Case of emergency Cuba does have solutions with Western Union, in partnership with the Cuban government  had over 200 locations to send money to Cuba. So if you need emergency cash over the weekend when all banks are closed, you can have money sent to you in Cuba via Western Union (tel. 800/325-6000 or on their website. www.WesternUnion.com.

Emergencies In Cuba

In Havana and the rest of Cuba if you are in any emergency whatsoever you should call the police or the ambulance which is # 106 for any police emergency.    Cal # 104 for an ambulance in six of the country's provinces n. American  citizens can find assistance at the U.S. Interests Section, with no questions asked about thier U.S -Cuba Travel licenses.

For Car Insurance call to get a quote.
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment