How to Not Get Sick on Vacation — Plus What to Do If You Catch Something Anyway

There’s little else that kills the joy of traveling more than sickness. Whether you’re suffering from Montezuma’s revenge or a case of the sniffles, illness on the road is the worst. But what are you supposed to do if you get sick while traveling? Let’s look at what it’s like to get sick on vacation — and what steps you can take to avoid it.

What to do if you get sick traveling overseas

Contact your insurance company

Although you likely have health insurance at home, it’s possible it won’t cover you when you’re overseas. This doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to pay out of pocket for treatment, though.

Travel insurance can provide medical coverage for you during trips. There are multiple types of travel insurance with varying deductibles and coverage limits, so you’ll want to check out your options before buying one.

If you have travel insurance and need to visit a health care facility, contact the insurance provider first to be sure the facility you select…

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This article was written by Carissa Rawson and originally published on