Bringing international patients to Cuba

Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos de Cuba (CMSC) is getting ready to promote Cuba as a medical travel destination to new foreign patients, with the reopening of the country’s borders.

CMSC is a state company that bundles the 16 Cuban institutions that provide more than 100 types of health services to foreign individuals on the island, ranging from cancer treatment and drug addiction programs, to dentistry and cosmetic surgery. It coordinates the bigger-volume business of government-to-government services. It provides for-pay medical services by Cuban personnel to governments of 15 countries.

The reopening of the tourist market following travel restrictions imposed since the beginning of the pandemic is set for November 15. Flights from the United States, Mexico, Panama, the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia will gradually resume.

Those interested in being treated in the country can make the request through the Centre for Coordination and Processing of Health Services.

CSMC has 13 branches in Cuba, with close ties to BioCubaFarma, a state-run biotechnology organisation; international clinics; and specialised medical institutions.

CSMC markets medical tourism, quality of life and welfare, academic and healthcare services outside Cuba.