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USA Today, Nov 5 2019 – 32 tips you need to know before embarking on international travel

USA Today, Nov 5 2019 – 32 tips you need to know before embarking on international travel

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Review your health insurance coverage.

Never travel without reviewing your health insurance and checking whether it covers you abroad. Some U.S. health insurance plans and Medicare do not, but you may be able to buy supplemental international health insurance. Some Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans offer emergency care overseas, and companies — such as SquareMouth, QuoteRight and InsureMyTrip — also sell travel health insurance. As a backup, however, you should have cash in the local currency on hand to pay a doctor or hospital bill.

Fill your prescriptions.

Take stock of the medicines you regularly take to see if you have enough for your trip. If not, you may need to ask your pharmacy for a travel exception to refill it early or ask your doctor to order a 60-day, for example, instead of a 30-day supply of those daily pills. Check with your insurance plan to find out what provisions it provides for such a situation.

Read the full USA Today article online here: https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/advice/2019/11/05/international-travel-tips-traveling-abroad-money-wi-fi/4160964002/