Staying Safe & Healthy
Once you’ve finally made it to Europe, you want to enjoy your trip and avoid any problems, especially related to your health and safety. But what if something unexpected happens? What do you do in the event of a medical emergency? Is security a problem? How do you best protect yourself? These links offer some useful guidance.
When Does It Pay to Have Travel Insurance? Detailed article from the Fodors website about the need to buy travel insurance and what to consider when making a purchase.
Insure My Trip Excellent resource for identifying and purchasing the best travel insurance to meet your needs
Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad (US Department of State)
International Association of Medical Assistance for Travelers A non-profit organization focused on medical health for travelers. Free membership. Includes a network of fully-licensed, English-speaking doctors.
Travelers Emergency Network An international membership organization that provides travel assistance services, including emergency evacuation. (We joined this organization after seeing the outstanding support they provided my mother when had a serious medical emergency in India.)