When 31 year old British man, Matthew Taylor, moved to Bali to teach English he didn’t suspect his family would have to raise nearly £200,000 to fly him home after an accident. Matthew suffered a
This story and several others like itraise the question of emergency medical evacuation coverage. This is an additional extra on top of the usual health insurance coverage. For expatriates moving to remote areas or those with poor healthcare systems, it is certainly something to consider.serious head injury while riding a motorbike on the Indonesian island. With no health insurance, his parents were forced to find £200,000 to cover his medical expenses and fly him back to the UK for continuing treatment writes Bill Cariker at expathealth.org. Continue reading Expat medical evacuation, it could be a matter of life or death
For many people jetlag is more than just an inconvenience. It can be particularly disruptive for business travellers, diplomats and sportsmen, who must be physically or mentally fit on arrival.
- Select flight schedules to minimise sleep deprivation
- Plan a stopover. Arrive at your destination in the late afternoon or early evening
- Avoid last-minute hectic activities before long flights
- Start eating and sleeping according to your destination schedule several days before the trip Continue reading Jetlag and how to reduce the inconvenience
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the thigh or calf. DVT becomes dangerous if the blood clot breaks loose, travels in the bloodstream and lodges in an artery of the lung. The resultant serious condition is called Pulmonary Embolism. Continue reading Going on Holiday – beware Deep Vein Thrombosis