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Travel Health Insurance Guides and Resources

Get the most out of your policy. 

Planning to buy travel health insurance or already have coverage? Ask yourself: Is this the right coverage for me?

Not all travel health insurance policies are the same – providers offer varying degrees of coverage at different price points. Your existing coverage or the plan that you’re thinking of buying may not be the right one for you.

Always take the time to read the full terms and conditions of your policy to make sure you know what is and what is not covered. Not knowing the exclusions and limitations of your policy may put you at risk or end up costing you thousands.

At IAMAT, we believe all travellers should be able to see the world without limitation. To help you choose the right travel health insurance policy for you, we developed the following resources:

Guide to Travel Health Insurance

Download this exclusive guide for tips on what to look for in travel health insurance plans to ensure that you're fully covered, including information on pre-existing condition waivers and medical questionnaires. It's free for members.

Guide to Travel Health Insurance

Have a quick peek! Here's an excerpt on Making Sense of Your Medical Coverage.

Understanding Travel Health Insurance: Terms You Need to Know

This free resource includes definitions of common medical and legal insurance terms, helpful advice and examples, and questions to ask your insurer before you buy.

Understanding Travel Health Insurance

We do not sell insurance. IAMAT is a non-profit organization that provides health information and advocates for travellers’ health.


Need help getting started?

Navigating the world of travel insurance can be a daunting task. To help, we’ve put together some key pointers on travel health insurance:

Why do I need travel health insurance?

Travel health insurance provides coverage for unexpected emergencies abroad. If you travel without travel health insurance, you may be responsible for the full cost of all expenses related to an unexpected event, accident, or medical emergency abroad.

What type of travel health insurance coverage can I get?

Having a clear understanding of the type of travel you’ll be doing and being aware of the risks you may encounter abroad can take the anxiety out of choosing the right policy.

Travel health insurance policies come in two forms – a travel health plan or trip insurance package.

How can I choose the right policy for me?

Your travel health insurance policy is a legal contract. In return for coverage, you have to adhere to the terms and conditions in your policy. Read your policy from A to Z, including all the fine print, to understand what is included.

Before you buy, consider the following:


For more information on choosing a policy that's right for you, check out: 

Guide to Travel Health Insurance

Understanding Travel Health Insurance


Last reviewed and updated: March 01, 2019

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