Traveling with elderly people can be a rewarding experience, but it also requires special considerations. Before you embark on your journey, it is important to have a plan for medical care abroad and consider purchasing additional insurance that covers medical care and emergency evacuation. Depending on the destination, length of the trip, time of year, and other factors, there may be other individualized considerations to take into account. Taking the time to think about these and discuss them with your travel companion can help you prepare for the unexpected.
When it comes to insurance, there are different types available such as trip cancellation insurance, travel medical insurance, and medical evacuation insurance. If you or your elderly travel companion feel unwell after the trip, make sure to talk to a healthcare provider and tell them about your travels. Paying attention to the special needs of older travelers can help ensure that your trip is a memorable one.
Health Insurance: It is essential to find out if your health insurance covers medical care abroad. Travelers are generally responsible for paying out of pocket for hospital and other medical expenses in most destinations.
Make sure you have a plan for receiving care abroad, if you need it.