Travel Insurance: Don’t Leave the Country Without It

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When you travel abroad, get travel insurance. I needed to use mine on three international trips this year: one to London in January, a cancelled one to Puerto Rico in February, and one to Budapest in May. These were the only international trips I’ve scheduled since January of 2020. Obviously, my post-pandemic travel is not going well. While travelling back to the U.S. with a 102-degree fever is miserable, the pain is even worse if you don’t have medical coverage.

Accordingly, the number-one reason to buy travel insurance is for medical expenses. This is especially important because your U.S. health insurance and Medicare almost never cover medical expenses when out of the country.