International Health Insurance Card – (or provisional replacement certificate), which allows the citizen temporarily staying abroad to receive “medically necessary” treatment in any of the countries covered by the insurance plan. Ask for information from your local doctor if you like to review the list of available health insurances and their coverage plans.
A very important thing we can recommend to you is to write the active ingredient and the dosage of the package (mg per capsule or tablet etc.) next to the name of each medicine, since not all medicines have the same name, the same composition or the same presentation in the various countries you will visit.
If English is not your first language and you are visiting foreign countries, have your doctor’s prescribed recommendations on what to do, especially in an emergency, translated into English as doctors and pharmacists internationally do speak English.
PLEASE NOTE: It is advisable to take out a travel insurance, as not all countries bear the full cost of medical treatment (check your health insurance for this). An illness or an accident abroad can lead to additional travel, accommodation and travel costs, for which you should be insured separately from your “health insurance”.