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Medical Preparations

  • In many cases it is simplest to bring a sufficient supply of any medications you may need for the duration of your trip. Medications available overseas may differ from those found in the U.S.
  • It may be useful to have a formal statement of medical insurance on insurance company letterhead for travels abroad. Keep all records of any out-of-pocket expenditures for possible reimbursement upon return to the United States. Check with your insurance provider to determine foreign coverage.
  • Overseas and Under the Weather (March 2007, Conde Nast Traveler)- "How to find competent medical care when you're far from home?"
  • Centers for Disease Control Traveler's Health - Information on destinations, outbreaks, travel vaccinations, and links to traveler's medical clinic information.