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
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International Healthcare for Expats
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Nomads is a well-respected Australian company,
offering a variety of insurance services
with affiliates worldwide, and appeals to long-term
travelers. You can apply from abroad once your
trip has already started, and extend your policy
while still 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; specializes
in travel health services, medical assistance,
hospital referrals and worldwide emergency assistance
and evacuations for its corporate and individual
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 useful travel tips, as well as
region-specific information. Here you can find
information on specific destinations regarding outbreaks,
diseases, vaccinations, water safety, as well as links to other
Health Organization (WHO) provides International
Travel and Health information about vaccination requirements,
travel risks and precautions, accidents, and infectious
diseases for most countries worldwide