One key step before your departure is to take out international insurance coverage that suits your needs, your destination and the type of trip you have planned. Prefer an insurer that can be easily contacted from abroad and which offers swift reimbursements, with immediate precertification in the event of hospitalization.
Before selecting your healthcare plan, remember to check that your country of destination is actually covered and to take out repatriation insurance or other complementary options which may prove necessary.
Do not hesitate to contact the insurer to find out which steps to take in the event of a medical emergency. Obtain information on reimbursement conditions, waiting periods and the supporting documents required when submitting your claims.