Britons leaving UK shores in order to live abroad or spend extended periods in foreign climes have been urged to ensure they have health insurance in place.
Bupa International says that moving abroad is an eventful time with lots to take into consideration. When you have to learn new things and adapt to another culture or language, the last thing you want to worry about is your health.
For this reason, Bupa International recommends people take out health insurance in order to give them peace of mind that they will have access to the best treatments as well as transport back to the UK.
It is particularly expensive if you fall ill in the US. However, in some countries it is not so much the cost but the quality of care that is a worry for some. Even though the quality of health care is improving fast almost everywhere around the world, there are places where the standards are not as high as you may be used to.
International health insurance: News update: July 2007