Havana Expat City Guide

La Havana is the capital city and the largest city, leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city attracts over a million tourists annually. It is also noted for its history, culture, architecture and monuments.

1. Dining in Havana

Havana has a great variety of fast foods. Street stalls offer a mixed selection of foods: pizza with cheese on top, ham sandwiches and instant refreshments and natural juices, small guava pastry pies and ice-cream. Desserts are well-liked in Cuba. If you visit this historic city, you will definitely want to try a mojito.

2. Shopping in Havana

In Havana, there are not many shopping malls. For expats and tourists, the most important items to get are cigars, rum, coffee and paintings. If you would like to buy some wooden handcraft, go to the outdoor market, you will also find ceramics there.

3. Healthcare in Havana

The public healthcare system in Cuba covers all citizens. They have well-trained medical facilities in public hospitals and research centres. Private clinics are not available. Expats moving to Havana should secure international health insurance for both local and global coverage.

4. Insurance for Expatriates in Havana

Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Havana. Medical evacuation is recommended along with a plan that provided global medical treatment. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended. Many expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage.

Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Havana:

If you are an expat in Havana, please contact us to learn about how we can assist you with your insurance requirements.

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