Whether it's a short trip or a long one, the savvy traveler knows how important it is to be prepared. Click the check boxes as you complete each task to ensure you have everything covered before you leave:
Ensure travel companions are aware of what to do in case you require medical attention.
Make sure you have enough medicine for the entire trip. Some insurance plans will only allow for a 1-month supply of prescription medications at a time. If you are traveling for longer than a month, work with your doctor and insurance company to get enough of your medications for your trip.
Talk with your doctor if you are traveling to a different time zone. You may need to adjust when to take your medicine due to the time difference.
Ask your insurance provider if you have medical care coverage when traveling internationally.
If not, consider buying additional insurance that covers healthcare at your destination.
Look up the closest US embassy or consulate to your destination. They can help you find local medical services and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Use these tips to ensure a successful trip!
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