Visitors to Cuba (including Cubans living abroad) are required to have medical insurance adequate to cover medical expenses that may arise while in the country. Travelers may be asked to show proof of such upon arrival, and should check with their insurance companies beforehand to confirm coverage.
Visitors also have the option of buying insurance coverage from the Cuban state insurance agency at ports of entry. The cost of this insurance for U.S. citizens is approximately US$8.00 per day.
The cost of medical treatment for foreigners is generally modest compared to fees in the U.S. A simple consultation at a hospital or clinic in Havana generally costs under $50 CUC. Travelers generally bear these expenses directly and later seek reimbursement from their home insurance company upon presentation of a receipt.