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The difference between travel & international health insurance

Whether you are going away for a weekend trip or moving to continent across the other side of the globe you need to make preparations for how you will be looked after in the event that you need medical attention. Our infographic points out some of the important differences between travel and expatriate insurance, and things to consider before moving or travelling abroad.

What is Travel Insurance?

Travel insurance is designed for holidaymakers to cover cancellations, personal belongings and emergency medical treatment, whereas international health insurance is designed to cover inpatient treatment check-ups and continuing treatment of chronic conditions abroad.

What is Expatriate Health Insurance?

Expatriate health insurance is meant for expatriates who are living and/or working abroad for a prolonged period of time. International medical insurance will usually allow you to choose where you have treatment, while travel insurance will usually return you back home to continue treatment once you are fit enough to make the journey back.

Infographic - difference between travel and health Insurance

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