Health, Travel Insurance and Safety Abroad
Staying healthy is essential for all travelers to enjoy travel to the fullest. The more you learn about the health risks at your destination, the better you'll be prepared. The resources listed below help you get updated information about health threats and concerns abroad. For example, you should know about recommended vaccinations and standard precautions. We have included government websites from many English-speaking countries so that readers can get a variety of health threat assessments and recommendations.
Generally, most prudent expatriates and travelers will want to purchase health insurance if their current coverage does not cover them while they are overseas. Transitions Abroad provides some potential options you should carefully compare for your unique situation (see our articles below for more details).
Importantly, remember travel insurance that covers property, trip cancellation, and other coverages included in the best policies since certain unforeseen events can prove very inconvenient and costly.
Health and Travel Insurance
for Expatriates and Travelers Abroad
Health and Life Insurance
For over 20 years, ASA, Inc. has provided people of all nationalities peace of mind worldwide. ASA is dedicated to international insurance, giving them the expertise to handle coverage needs as diverse as their clients. ASA offers an impressive portfolio of plans that provide worldwide coverage, free choice of doctors or hospitals, no limitation on length of stay in any country, and many other unique benefits.
International Healthcare for Expats
Expatriate Group has over 25 years of experience in serving expats. The focus on delivering peace of mind to expats is reflected in the product suite consisting of International Healthcare, International Travel Insurance, Term Life Insurance, and Income Protection Insurance dedicated to expats, insuring over 120 nationalities in over 180 countries. Please take advantage of our 24-hour support, comprehensive protection, and no hospital restrictions.
Nomads is a well-respected Australian company offering various insurance services with affiliates worldwide and appeals to long-term travelers. You can apply from abroad once your trip has started and extend your policy while traveling.
Travelinsurance.com allows you to compare and purchase travel insurance policies from a variety of companies.
Worldtrips offers an array
of international expatriate, travel, and student
insurance services, including a tool to look
up doctors and hospitals in their provider network.
SOS is an international membership organization that provides short- and long-term travelers' health insurance and country guides with specific health, vaccination, and safety information; it specializes in travel health services, medical assistance, hospital referrals, and worldwide emergency assistance and evacuations for its corporate and individual members.
The U.S. Department of State provides Travel Alerts & Warnings,
and much more. Medical
Information for Americans Traveling Abroad lists
doctors and hospitals abroad, as well as U.S.-based Air
Ambulance companies. To be able to better assist you
in an emergency, the U.S. State Dept. recommends that
American citizens register with the nearest consulate
or embassy during their stay abroad.
S. Government's Traveler's
Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website is your best source for helpful travel tips and region-specific information. Here, you can find health information on specific destinations regarding outbreaks, diseases, vaccinations, water safety, and links to other related sites.
Health Organization (WHO) provides International Travel and Health information about vaccination requirements, travel risks and precautions, accidents, and infectious diseases for most countries worldwide.