Travelers to Cuba get something extra with the cost of their tickets —
Cuba doesn’t accept American health insurance, so airlines purchase
policies for travelers.
A note on United Airlines’ website says about $25 per person covers 30
days on the island. Southwest tells passengers to hold onto their
boarding passes as proof of insurance.
Suzanne Carlson, owner of Carlson Maritime Travel, says some policies
cover up to $25,000 in expenses from illness and $7,000 from injuries.
“But remember the medical premiums and medical prices in Cuba aren’t the
same as they are in the United States,” Carlson said. “So a $7,000
payment in Cuba might equate to be $1 million here.”
Insurance hasn’t increased the price of a ticket yet, but Carlson says
ticket prices will rise as flights become established.
Source: Health Insurance Included In Price Of Ticket To Cuba | WLRN –