Summer travel season is upon us, and preparing for safe travel is important, especially if you have an illness.
First, learn about your destination to check for any local health notices or immunizations you might need first.
Think about your health before you book. From illness and surgery recovery to pregnancy, check if you’re safe to fly.
See a doctor before you take off to make sure you’re up-to-date on key shots or healthy enough for planned activities.
Pack carefully to protect yourself, especially if you need medicines or care while you’re traveling.
Be prepared for the signs and what to do if you know you’re at higher risk of health issues while traveling.
Make sure your family or friends (and government entities depending on where you’re traveling) know your travel plan.
Know you’re covered with a copayment or coinsurance for ER and urgent care if you get sick while traveling.
And check out Assist America, which helps connect you to services when you get sick while traveling.