Starr Cos. announced that it is now offering travel insurance and assistance services for travel to Cuba.
The plans provide trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance as well as accident and sickness benefits. They also provide the coordination of medical and assistance services for travelers during their visit to Cuba.
The Cuban government requires individuals traveling to Cuba to have travel insurance or a medical policy that covers expenses that may occur while traveling in Cuba, Starr said in a statement. All medical bills must be settled prior to leaving the country, Starr added, noting that medical facilities in Cuba do not accept health insurance plans, U.S. currency, credit cards or checks issued from the United States.
The travel services are provided by Starr subsidiary Assist Card, a provider of emergency travel assistance, medical coordination and concierge services to travelers, with a global network covering more than 190 countries, including Cuba.
“With the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, we expect that an increasing number of U.S. citizens will visit the country. Starr is offering plans that meet both traveler demand and the U.S. legal requirements,” says Bridget Whalen, vice president at Starr.
Source: Starr Cos.