Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Healthcare Overseas for Travelers 55 and Over

The U.S. State Department has just initiated a safety campaign for travelers 55 and older. 

As more and more senior citizens are traveling abroad, the State Department is now warning that medicare does not cover healthcare overseas.

You need to have separate medical insurance once you travel abroad. Then, your passports need to be valid six months beyond the end of your trip or some countries might not let you enter.

Keep your medications in its original, labeled containers, not the generic pill boxes. 

And here’s another tip that I’ll add. Make sure your doctor gives you a note that identifies why you are taking a particular medication, as well as listing its generic, not just its brand name. 

By Peter Greenberg for