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Health Insurance for Expats and Travelers Abroad

Staying healthy is important for all travellers or those living abroad.

Before you move abroad or travel overseas learn all you can about the health risks at your destination and also any immunisations, vaccinations you will need prior to departure. Do all you can to be prepared to stay healthy. 

If you are travelling be sure to purchase a suitable travel insurance policy and check that it suitably covers your health insurance needs.

Generally, most expatriates and travelers will want to purchase health insurance if their current coverage does not cover them while they are abroad. 

If you plan to work abroad and already have a job overseas sorted - ask your employer for a copy of their health and medical insurance policies. If you are moving abroad with you family - be sure to check that they are covered also.

If you are volunteering or studying abroad through a dedicated provider ask if they provide health insurance or medical insurance. If they don't they should be able to give information on what you will require and make recommendations.

The resources listed on this page / website are intended to help you get the most updated information about health threats and concerns at your travel destination or while abroad. 

We advise contacting government websites of your destination abroad. There you should find a variety of health threat assessments and recommendations for living and traveling abroad to that destination.

The options provided by The International Wanderer should be carefully reviewed and assessed in your personal needs.


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Please contact us if you believe information on this page is incorrect, misleading or offensive, or if something important is missing.

The International Wanderer aims to provide you with up to date and accurate information. However, content is submitted by writers/wanderers from all over the globe. Sometimes we will get it wrong. Furthermore, working holiday and other visa opportunities and requirements (or numbers allocated) may change. New working holiday agreements are constantly being negotiated between countries. We suggest that you contact the nearest consulate or embassy of the country you wish to visit to ensure you have the most recent and accurate information. For further information about this website see our Terms & Conditions.