I am planning to go to Japan. If I decide to travel anyway, what is the best way to arrange for medical assistance if I need it?
The simplest precaution is to purchase medical travel insurance, in particular, a primary-coverage plan that substitutes for your existing United States health insurance while you’re abroad. Look for hefty emergency medical coverage (at least $50,000, according to most experts) and emergency medical transportation coverage (upward of $100,000, depending on how remote your destination is). Deductibles, waivers for pre-existing conditions, and pricing vary by a number of factors; you can comparison-shop on TravelInsurance.com, Squaremouth, and a host of other sites.
Read the full New York Times article online here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/travel/coronavirus-advisory.html