Cuba targets medical tourists from China


The opportunities and uniqueness of the care for foreign patients who wish to receive treatment at Cuban facilities were explained at the stand of the state owned Cuban Medical Services Trading Company. This strategy builds on the increasing popularity of Cuba with Chinese tourists.

Cuba has re-opened its borders to international tourism, including medical tourism and the country now sees an opportunity to attract more Chinese business. As the traditional markets of Canada and the USA mostly closed for Chinese travellers, and some Latin American counties continue to be problematic, Cuba is being seen as one of the few long-standing medical tourism destinations fully open for business. Russia has also opened its border so it can again send medical tourists to Cuba.

Free PCR tests are carried out for all tourists, as Cuba promotes itself as a peaceful, healthy and safe tourist destination. In addition, there is a doctor, a nurse and an epidemiologist in each hotel. Some destinations in the country still have restrictions.

Ironically, the US embargo and long-term negative campaign against Cuba means that the island is becoming increasingly popular in China and Russia.



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