Becoming sick or injured while traveling or living internationally can be an upsetting experience. Here are a few tips to help you prepare before traveling.
2. Carry your health insurance identification card and claim form with you while traveling. Have a family member or trusted friend in your home country keep a copy of these documents. Be sure to complete the emergency contact information in the front of your passport, including a telephone number. Ideally your emergency contact is the person with the copy of your insurance documents and other important documents.
While getting sick or injured is never enjoyable, being prepared will help lessen the stress.
About the Author: Scott is the IDEAS Director of Operations for Asia. While living in Asia, Scott had major surgery, was in the midst of a polio outbreak, helped his wife through two major surgeries, and helped his two sons through childhood illness and various sports injuries. Check out Scott's other blog posts, including: Crisis Preparation - Peace in the Storm.