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Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Cuba Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists

Cuba is one of the most popular tourist destinations among people from across the world, especially from Europe, South American countries and the neighboring Caribbean countries. The excellent quality of health and medical services in the country has lead to a considerable increase in the number of visitors in the recent past. 

The government of Cuba requires all persons, irrespective of their nationality, entering the Cuban territory to possess a valid tourist card and an active passport. Tourist cards for a period of 30 days is issued to people traveling to the country, while a 30 day extension can also be gained through the immigration department while in the country. Travel cards are available without the payment of any fees for citizens belonging to some countries, including Armenia, Barbados, Belarus, Dominica, Macedonia, Mongolia, Serbia, Russia, Singapore and Slovakia among others. People from the USA are subject to stringent processes governed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. For tourists travelling from Canada, the airlines that you are flying with usually provides you with the tourist card visa. Citizens of European nations have to procure a travel card from the Cuban consulate in their home countries, prior to arriving in Cuba. 

There is no separate medical visa that is available, but a tourist visa is adequate to seek medical services in the country. 

**It is advisable to contact an embassy, consulate, or similar expert in visa requirements prior to traveling for your medical care. Please click here for more information about visas to Cuba.

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