Greece, Switzerland, and Paris are names that come instantly to our minds when thinking of exotic places for international visits. So, while European countries rule the minds of most globe-trotters, it is more important to help them with the necessary pieces of advice about European trips. Following are 9 important tips that one must consider before flying off to this splendid continent of art, culture, and a lot more!
With the pandemic slowing winding down in much of the world, a lot of people are looking at returning to travel. This is especially the case when it comes to borders opening up and travel getting more attainable for most people, of course except for the airplane fairs and general disruption and delays at borders and airports.
Tips for a healthy travel abroad:
You may have a summer trip around the corner, but we wanted to share with your some easy tips to enjoy a healthy and happy travel abroad:
- Remember your vacation essentials. Remember to pack and renew prescriptions (in bottle they are prescribed in), pack essential medications, purchase a mobile roaming plan or get a plan abroad, and don’t forget the hand sanitizer!
- Make sure you check your health status. If you have underlying health conditions, make sure you ask your doctor if should travel abroad. Note that most travel medical insurance plans will not cover pre-existing conditions, only cover them partially or cover them depending on the stability period of the condition.
- Check the health and safety status of your destination countries. Most governments will provide their citizen’s free advice and travel warnings for almost all countries around the globe that you may be traveling to. Here is a great resource for Canadians traveling abroad, but can be used for most nationalities: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories
- Keep an eye on travel entry requirements – especially for Covid. Many countries require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry. Be sure to look up the current requirements for the country you are visiting.
- Buy travel insurance coverage. Getting international travel medical coverage is really easy and in most cases is quite affordable. If your employer has coverage, make sure you confirm any limitations, restrictions, or gaps in existing travel insurance coverage and consider purchasing one of our comprehensive travel insurance options if needed.
- Be up to date on your travel vaccinations. We recommend that people traveling abroad check the vaccination requirements for entry, but also recommended vaccinations given the local healthcare and disease profiles. That vax might save you from getting a particular disease and ruin your vacation abroad.
- Prepare for your return. If you are a Canadian, make sure you Download the mandatory ArriveCAN app before leaving. Until this requirement is removed by the Trudeau government, you must use the app to provide mandatory travel information when travelling internationally.
- Protect yourself from the unexpected. Yes, travel is fun, but things do happen that you didn’t plan for. Do you have pre-paid, non-refundable expenses for an upcoming trip? Vacation Protection coverage can help recover these costs if an unforeseen circumstance leads to cancellation, interruption, or delay in your travels.
If you are going abroad as an expatriate, make sure you get a global health insurance plan as travel medical insurance plans are for short trips abroad and will not cover you back in your country of citizenship in most cases.
Aspiring to travel green may seem difficult if you are unsure how to approach it; however, it can be very simple and will have a big impact on your carbon emissions. It will require some initial effort as you become accustomed to the changes, but soon enough it will become second nature. Read all about our 10 tips for a green vacation in order to leave a positive impression on your trip, the places you’ve visited and our planet!
Essential Tips for Budget Friendly International Vacation
1. Budget before take-off
As many trips go, there will be a hundred different things you will want to explore on your time away. Whether that be a weekend getaway or a long overdue extended trip, you should never underestimate the value in budgeting before you take off. It’s vital while budgeting to look into multiple sources and sites when trying to obtain information about different costs while budgeting for your trip.
Wanting to spend your summer months abroad? Planning a trip abroad in summer for family overseas? Don’t forget to bring travel insurance with you. There are many risks and medical issues that can occur while you are on vacation abroad and it is very important to prepare beforehand. In this article, we will discuss 5 travel insurance tips for vacation abroad to maximize your vacation overseas.
It has recently been noted in the news that the US Travel Insurance Association has urged Americans to purchase travel coverage for covering the delay. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics stated that the country’s largest airlines had a mishandled baggage rate of 7.35 reports per 1,000 passengers in the first three quarters of 2007. That is a lot of bags lost!
Many people purchase excellent travel tickets and vacations at the last minute. In fact, there are a significant number of web sites and companies who offer great deals on vacations and airline tickets for travelers who purchase their vacations and tickets at the last minute. You can obtain great prices because the travel company doesn’t want to leave that seat unfilled and will discount the fair or vacation to fill it.
The recent swine flu or H1N1 epidemic that has caused a great deal of concern for people who plan to travel this year. The illness has also made purchasing travel insurance even more important.
To further assist you with information, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on its Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/, offers these precautionary tips on preventing the spread of the flu. Consult your doctor for more information or the CDC web site for up to date details and advice. Here are some quick tips that also apply to all flu and many other contagious illnesses:
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