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Cuba is very safe. The country is extremely family-friendly, and children are welcome virtually everywhere. Even a woman traveling alone can wander the cities and countryside freely, in complete confidence.

Common sense precautions should be taken to protect valuables:

• Hold on to your purse in crowded areas

• Keep your wallet in your front pocket

• Do not leave cameras or other valuables unattended in public areas

Police, Fire Department and Medical Contact Numbers:

The emergency phone number in Cuba is: 106

Medical insurance and Asistur:

Since May 1, 2010, travellers must present proof of health insurance in order to enter the country. Travellers without insurance may obtain coverage in Cuba through the ASISTUR SA (www.asistur.cu) travelers’ aid company which offers medical, financial, legal and car insurance; handles return travel in case of illness or death; provides help in finding lost luggage, obtaining new travel documents and making plane and hotel reservations. Its switchboard is open 24 hours a day.
Alarm Central: (53 7) 866 8527, 8339 y 8920.

Medical Services

All hotels have doctors on staff or on call, guaranteeing primary health care. Every major resort area also has an international clinic that handles more complex medical conditions. These clinics are located across the country in Pinar del Río, Havana, Varadero, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Cayo Coco, Santa Lucía, Guardalavaca and Santiago de Cuba.