Travel Management

Travel health insurance for effective protection

Tom Bengaouer
Responsable Communication & Marketing

Are you planning a trip abroad in the near future? Whatever the reason for your trip, it's important to be prepared to avoid unpleasant surprises. Organizing a trip takes time and money: booking transport, accommodation, activities... It's not always easy to think of every detail, and you can't anticipate the unexpected, which can complicate your stay! Health problems, for example, can cut your trip short and put you in a delicate position.

Many countries don't cover the care you'll need, so travel health insurance can be invaluable in the event of accident or illness. But how does it work? Can you take out health insurance through any company or offer? Let's find out!

Why take out travel health insurance?

If you're not in the habit of taking out travel insurance, you may be wondering why you need to take out this new policy. It's always a good idea to travel without the unexpected, to enjoy your stay without stress, but unfortunately it's possible to have an accident or a health problem when you're far from home.

What to do in this situation? You need to take care of yourself, and you wouldn't ask if such a situation were to happen to you! But not all countries are like France, and you can quickly find yourself in a tricky situation. In the event of accident or illness, the costs are not always covered by the social security system, and you often have to pay at least the minimum in advance. Lack of reimbursement is also common in foreign countries, and some stays can turn into a real nightmare.

  • In the U.S., a visit to a general practitioner costs around €70, some standard medicines will cost over €100, and hospitalization will exceed several thousand euros.
  • In Asia, a deposit is often required in the event of hospitalization, amounting to several thousand euros, and one night's hospitalization can cost €500.
  • Some countries, such as China and Russia, refuse entry if you don't have travel health insurance.

Choosing the right travel health insurance can protect you in the event of health problems, by helping you to cover your medical expenses so you can take care of yourself without finding yourself in a delicate situation. But to leave with peace of mind, you need to choose the right travel health insurance! So take your time to find out about the different options available, and make the choice that's best suited to your needs.

How to choose your travel health insurance before you leave?

Are you planning a trip abroad and looking for the ideal travel health insurance? There are plenty of offers to choose from, and you'll need to sort through them to find the one that suits your profile.

Of course, it's not desirable to have an accident or illness during your stay, but it can happen, and it's best to be prepared for this eventuality to avoid any unpleasant surprises. So how do you choose your travel health insurance?

  • List your needs according to the country of destination and the activities planned during your stay.
  • Contact the insurance company before you leave to make sure you have people available.
  • Check the terms and conditions, including the costs covered, the 24-hour availability of telephone advisors and the options available on your return, such as household help or vehicle repatriation.

Listing your needs is therefore an important step before using a travel health insurance comparison service. As you can see, you need to take your time to select the plan that's right for you! So remember to prepare your travel health insurance so you can make the wisest choice without being tied down by time. Your health will thank you, as will your savings.

For example, you can take out travel health insurance for a short stay, or choose an annual plan if you plan to travel several times a year. However, before you sign your new health insurance contract for a stay abroad, be sure to check the medical coverage and assistance available in your destination country. That way, you'll be able to enjoy your stay with peace of mind, whether you're traveling for business or pleasure!

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