Famous for its Cigars, Rum and Salsa Cuba is one of the most famous countries in the world. Providing holidaymakers with a wealth of historical sites, white beaches, tropical rainforests and Cigar factories. Cuba’s capital, Havana is a sprawling city of amazing sites, and just two hours’ drive away there’s Varadero with its 5 star hotels and cocktail bars overlooking the ocean.
Cuba is a dream destination form many holidaymakers, however for some it can be a nightmare. Poor hygiene standards in many hotels have unfortunately led to reports of avoidable holiday illness such as food poisoning. In more serious cases visitors to Cuba have been subjected to Cholera, an illness caused by coming into contact with polluted water and infected seafood.
Poorly maintained hotel swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Cuba it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Cuba will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Cuba, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.