Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
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From 1 July, charter flights are permitted to carry international passengers to resorts in Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz or Cayo Guillermo (fly into Jardines del Rey airport); Cayo Santa Maria (fly into Santa Clara airport), or Cayo Largo del Sur (Vilo Acuña Airport).
Travelers will be transferred directly to these resorts in the Cayos, and travel will be limited to these locations only. Upon arrival, passengers will be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test and temperature checks. Everyone must have a confirmed booking at an approved hotel.
Anyone who does travel to Cuba should pack hand sanitizer hand gel, face masks and any sanitary products, as access to these items is not easy once in the country. Face masks must be worn while traveling on public transport. And travelers being transported to their resort by bus must wear a mask during the transfer.
Commercial flights to Havana remain suspended until at least 31 October.
Returning Cuban nationals and foreign residents arriving at Havana airport will have their temperature checked, and must go into quarantine for 14 days in a government facility.
Hurricane Michael is currently strengthening as it heads towards the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to become a Category 3 system, before making landfall in the Florida Panhandle (NW of the state) and then tracking across Georgia and the Carolinas.
The hurricane will past the west coast of Cuba en route to the US, bringing heavy rainfall and storm surges.
Please check with authorities for more information, follow any official warnings and listen to local news reports to monitor the situation. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities means you won't be covered by travel insurance.
The absolutely best way to survive a hurricane is to avoid one. Get away from it, but if you make the decision to leave make that decision early. Do not leave it until the last minute because you may find yourself caught without proper shelter.
If you decide to stay and "ride it out" it is advisable to get to an authorized shelter. The locations of these will be broadcast, or locals will know where they are. If there is no shelter, prepare to "shelter in place" in an internal room without windows.
Once a "storm watch" has been issued, make sure you are prepared in the event that the watch becomes a "warning."
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Hurricane Irma struck the north coast of Cuba as a Category 5 storm late on Friday, September 8. Many areas of the island, including Havana, suffered severe flooding and widespread wind damage. At least ten deaths have been reported.
If you are traveling in the region you should follow all directions of police, emergency services and city officials. If it is practicable you should call the World Nomads emergency assistance service.
Be aware that now this is a named hurricane and emergencies have been declared in several places it may not be possible to purchase travel insurance to cover this event. To discuss your coverage please contact us at World Nomads.
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
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