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Cover For Winter Travel Accidents

If you’re like many expats around the world, when holiday time rolls around, it’s time to plan a getaway. Whether you are heading back home to spend the season with your family, heading to a remote ski resort to hit the slopes, or you just want to see what your favorite vacation spot is like when it’s covered in snow, the end of December and into t ...

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Sponsored: Health Insurance Exclusions You Need To Know

Health insurance is an important consideration for every expat. A robust health policy offers extensive protection against a wide range of medical procedure costs, thus ensuring that the policyholder gets the treatment they need without breaking the bank. One thing to be aware of, however, is that health insurance plans won’t cover everything. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, it is important to ...

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Sponsored: Which Health Insurance For Expats?

One of the first things that an expat should do when they move to a new country is familiarise themselves with the healthcare system there. Some expats will find themselves moving to locales where they can freely access a publicly subsidised healthcare system (sometimes at no cost). However, others will find that they either don’t have access to the local public healthcare system, or such a system ...

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Sponsored: Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Overseas

Why is expat mental health important? Expat mental health is a critical issue to address because it is the foundation for happiness and satisfaction abroad.  International life presents a unique set of experiences for the expat that can affect mental health. According to InterNations, the top concerns of expats are social, financial, and cultural. Those living abroad struggle with missing their su ...

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Health Guidelines For Canada

Medical and dental care facilities in Canada are of the highest standards, and hospitals and laboratories are well equipped. Fees are comparable to those in countries like the US and will be charged at time of service, if no health insurance has been provided. There are no specific vaccines required for entry into Canada, but all your routine vaccinations should be up to date. These include varice ...

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Health Guidelines For New Zealand

There are no pervasive diseases in New Zealand that would affect travellers or expatrs. There are a few illnesses, however, that can be contracted by drinking water directly from lakes and streams in some areas. Some lakes in South Island are home to a tiny organism that can cause a skin irritation. As the organism is more prevalent in shallow areas, you will be less likely to encounter it in deep ...

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Health Guidelines For France

France’s healthcare requirements are largely similar to those in most other European countries and North America, although perhaps on a slightly different schedule. France is a world leader in medical science and standards are among the highest in the world. Hospitals are generally clean, efficient and well equipped. Medical specialists are plentiful, and waiting lists for treatment short. T ...

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Health Guidelines For America

It is important to be informed about vaccinations and other health requirements for America. Preventive medicines and vaccinations may require several doses over a period of time before departure. For up-to-date health guidelines, contact your nearest American embassy or consulate as soon as possible. In addition to what is required, you should discuss any further recommendations with your physici ...

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Sponsored: Get The Right Family Health Cover

One of the most important things to consider as an expat living abroad with your family is securing the right family health insurance plan. A good plan will ensure that your loved ones have access to the best healthcare facilities without worrying about the high cost of care. To help you know how to choose a family health plan, Pacific Prime has noted the following four things to look out for when ...

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Healthcare in Spain

There are no health requirements to enter Spain. It is recommended that inoculations for the normal childhood diseases of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR vaccine), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DPT), and polio be current for all members of the family.  National health care. The Spanish state health service establishes that all people, regardless of their nationality, have the right to health care. ...

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