Upon arrival at Varadero Juan G. Gomez International Airport, proceed to the immigration area with your passport and completed tourist card. Once through, proceed to the baggage claim area to retrieve your luggage. You'll then exit the terminal through the sliding doors to meet your WestJet Vacations Representative wearing a baby-blue golf shirt and black pants or skirt. Be sure to have your transfer itinerary ready to present to them.
Your WestJet Vacations representative will provide you with a bus number. Once on board your bus, you will be welcomed by a Cubanacan guide who will hand you a helpful information pamphlet. Your WestJet Vacations representative will then give a brief speech on the bus welcoming you to Cuba and you'll be on your way to your hotel.
A bus will take you from your resort to the airport on the day of your departure. Please refer to the WestJet information binder in the lobby of your hotel two days prior to your departure date to obtain the pick-up time of your bus. Since the bus may make various stops, the pick-up time may vary by 15 minutes or so. Insurance
As of May 1, 2010, all guests must have proof of health insurance to enter Cuba. When entering, guests may be required to present this proof of insurance.
Although your Canadian provincial health insurance card is accepted as sufficient documentation, your provincial health plan may only cover part of the costs – and as with health services to foreigners in many other parts of the world, you'll need to pay up front.
To ensure you're covered in case of sickness or emergency, it's recommended that you purchase supplemental health insurance. While you can purchase insurance from your insurer of choice, it's worth noting that policies issued by American insurance companies will not be recognized in Cuba. Vaccinations
Be sure your routine vaccinations are up-to-date. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, typhoid and Tetanus are commonly recommended. Visit your local health clinic for additional information. It is also recommended to use mosquito repellant to protect yourself from mosquito transmitted diseases.