Sometimes your travel destinations are a bit out of the way, perhaps even dangerous. It can be challenging to find a doctor in the places you visit. You need to do research and prepare for health risks accordingly. You need to plan carefully because managing your health abroad is crucial. Do you have the appropriate immunizations? What about a pre-existing health condition? Would you have access to an English-speaking doctor or mental health practitioner if you needed one? This is where IAMAT comes in.
At IAMAT, we love travel, too. That’s why we exist. We were founded on the belief that travel should be a healthy endeavor no matter where you go in the world. As fellow travellers, we care about our members. We strive to minimize health-related risks so you can travel with confidence. As generations of IAMAT members can tell you, their memberships give them peace of mind, knowing they are prepared with IAMAT should they get sick or injured.
No matter where you go in the world, we believe health is a right – not a privilege – and becoming an IAMAT member is the first step in your healthy journey. That’s why we make our expertise and experience available to you for a tax-deductible donation of any amount.
Your IAMAT membership benefits others, too. By taking responsibility for your health abroad, you reduce your health footprint by preventing injuries and not spreading infectious diseases, which helps the communities you visit stay healthy. Your IAMAT membership also helps improve healthcare standards where you travel through education and scholarships, benefitting travellers and local patients alike.
Last reviewed and updated: September 8, 2016