Home | Travel | Specialized Travel | Your Health on the Road

Your Health on the Road

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
image

Important health information you need to know before you set off on your international travels

All travelers should familiarize themselves with conditions at their destination that could affect their health (high altitude or pollution, types of medical facilities, required immunizations, availability of required pharmaceuticals, etc.).

A key resource for health information is the Travelers’ Health page of the CDC’s website at cdc.gov/travel. The CDC site also provides general guidance on health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect-bite protection as well as guidance on vaccinations and other health precautions.

It’s also a good idea to jot down their international travelers' hotline number 877-394-8747, and take it along on your trip.

Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid, Medical Evacuation
Obtaining medical treatment and hospital care abroad can be expensive, and medical evacuation to the U.S. can cost more than $50,000. Note that U.S. medical insurance is generally not accepted outside the United States, nor do the Social Security Medicare and Medicaid programs provide coverage for hospital or medical costs outside the United States.

If your insurance policy does not cover you abroad, it is a good idea to consider purchasing a short-term policy that does. There are health insurance policies designed specifically to cover travel.

Read more at LifeAfter50.com

Subscribe to comments feed Comments (10 posted):

avatar
And some young voices (who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent): “In the shower?” -- which perhaps explains a lot about the millennials and their attitudes toward sex and/or cleanliness.
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
www.epicandfantasy.it on 07/08/2015 08:53:51
avatar
If you’re planning a family getaway involving air travel with a toddler or pre-schooler, here are a few ideas that may help keep your grandson in his seat, you on schedule and the other passengers commenting on what a well-behaved grandchild you have.
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
replica belts on 07/30/2015 06:36:26
avatar
I've been trying to find out a little more about this kind of stuff, thanks for sharing
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
chanel replica on 07/30/2015 06:36:49
avatar
Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
www.aviva-duguet-pelletier.fr on 09/14/2015 07:15:27
avatar
Thank you so much! Such a relief!
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
www.survetementpascherpc.fr on 10/10/2015 01:21:51
avatar
If you are a "power user", it's important to check the speeds of the cards and the quality of service at locations that you may use frequently. It's much easier to get a card working fast in urban areas and along main highway corridors than off the beaten path.
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
Swiss Replica Rolex Watches Uk on 11/14/2015 04:07:14
avatar
Important health information you need to know before you set off on your international travels.
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
new year 2016 on 11/16/2015 13:40:09
avatar
It is a great article. You will surely like this also because it is a great stufff
http://www.happynewyear2016-images.com
http://www.felizanonuevo2016frases.com
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
best essay writing services on 11/17/2015 05:15:18
avatar
Implementation of the laws and rules is the art and gist of the studies. It is endured and used for the better and sound living conditions. It is very necessary and often all the students are getting the message out of it.
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0
huile de ricin on 12/14/2015 18:20:17
avatar
thank you, nice article about huile de ricin cheveux.
Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
0

Post your comment comment

Please enter the code you see in the image:

  • email Email to a friend
  • print Print version
  • Plain text Plain text
Tags
No tags for this article
Rate this article
0
Powered by Vivvo CMS v4.1.0