International vacation travel offers rich recreational and cultural experiences. Whether you are vacationing as a family or touring solo in a faraway locale, traveling “first class” or staying in youth hostels, consult with a Travel Clinics of America physician to help you be medically prepared for your trip. The consultation, along with travel and health vaccinations, is your prescription for a successful vacation.
- Bring extra medication to cover unexpected trip delays. Quality of medications available overseas may not meet US standards.
- Pack all medications and supplies in your carry-on luggage.
- Bring copies of your prescriptions.
- Bring a first aid kit.
- Bring an extra pair of prescription eyeglasses and extra contact lenses. Carry copies of your eyewear prescriptions with other important documents.
- Join IAMAT (for free!) for a list of English speaking doctors, clinics and hospitals.
- Evaluate your U.S. medical insurance policy coverage abroad. Verify that it covers emergency evacuation. Purchase supplemental medical insurance if necessary.
Cruises and other modes of international travel offer rich recreational and cultural experiences. Travel Clinics of America physician can help you be medically prepared for your international travel.