The U.S. government does not provide medical insurance for U.S. citizens overseas. We do not pay medical bills. You should purchase insurance before you travel. Please review the country information page regarding the country you are visiting before you travel. For more information on health, visit our page on Your Health Abroad.
Before you go, consider your insurance options.
- In general, Medicare and Medicaid do not cover medical costs overseas.
- Pays for medical care and emergency transportation.
- If you are traveling to a remote destination or to a place where care is not likely to be up to U.S. standards, consider buying medical evacuation insurance.
- It can be purchased separately or as part of your travel health insurance policy.
- Pays for emergency and/or routine medical services overseas.
- If you have health insurance in the United States, find out if it covers emergencies