Planning for your healthcare when you are moving abroad is vital.
Even if you can qualify for public healthcare in your new country of residence, there will be a period of going through the paperwork when you won’t be covered. Making sure you and your family can access a doctor or a hospital in an affordable way is important.
International health insurance
International health insurance is not necessarily the only suitable solution to your health insurance needs abroad. Depending on your destination and personal circumstances you may be able to access subsidised or free of charge healthcare in your new country of residence, or get insured by local providers.
However, there are circumstances in which international health insurance can be necessary.
When international health insurance is a good option:
- If there’s a time gap between your actual move and the date you can qualify for a public healthcare in your new country of residence. For example, if you need to go through a residency application first, which might take some time;
- If applying for residency requires a full health insurance;
- If you want a complete coverage in several countries;
- To avoid waiting times and language barriers;
- In any other circumstances when you can’t or prefer not to access local healthcare.
Compare your international health insurance options
To find out how you can protect your health abroad, talk to specialists in expatriate healthcare for multiple destinations across the world: