Make sure that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip. Be sure to read the trip insurance policy carefully, noting any deductibles, exceptions or exemptions for pre-existing conditions, activities, diseases or areas of the world. For the small amount that it may cost, should you fall ill or have an accident, it may save you a fortune… some countries do not have the same national health system as we do in the UK.
Even if you are covered, you may still be expected to pay the bill in cash and be reimbursed from your insurance. Make sure you receive a completely itemised bill, in English, if possible.
You may be making your travel plans months in advance. Many things can happen in that time that would cause you to have to cancel your trip and possibly lose your deposit. You are susceptible to travel delays, often beyond your control, which can cause you to miss all or part of your trip. Check the policy to make sure you are covered for expenses caused by travel delays, as well as, cancellation coverage.
If you have any food allergies, learn the names of those foods in the languages used in the countries you'll be visiting. This way you'll be better equipped to stay on the look out for them.
You should consider a dental appointment if you haven't had a check up in a while.
What health information should I carry with me?
Complete and take with you a personal medical history. Your doctor should be able to help you complete the history. It should include:
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