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Plan for a healthy vacation by using these great resources on the web covering everything from the health situation in countries to traveling with kids and pets.  We also list the government health services for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.
 

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For U.S. Travelers

U.S. State Department - Medical Information for Americans Going Abroad.   The State Department has put together a good list and links to travel insurance companies, and air ambulances, med-evac and executive medical Services. Note: Medicare does not cover medical expenses outside the United States except in American territories such as The U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.
 
Some Government Travel Health Sites
CDC Travel Information.  United States Government.  This is the U.S. Center for Disease Control's travel section where you can find out everything you want to know about health requirements for international travel. The government did a first class job on this site. See also the box at the bottom.
 
Fit For Travel  Scottish Government.  The Scotland NHS provides this excellent website that has travel health information for people traveling abroad from the UK.  
 
Health Canada's Travel Health  Canadian Government.  Travel Health information for travelers and Travel Medicine Professionals.  The Canadian equivalent of the service provided American travelers by the United States CDC.
 
U.K. National Travel Health Network and Centre   United Kingdom Government. The NaTHNaC was created to promote clinical standards in travel medicine with the goal of 'protecting the health of British travellers'.
 
Australian Travel health. Australia Government. This is the Australian government website providing travel health information for Australian travelers.
 
 
Some Good Travel Health Sites

The Guardian - Health and Fitness  U.K. newspaper.   Good articles on staying healthy while traveling and going overseas for medical procedures.
 
IAMAT.  This is the International Association for Medical Assistance To Travelers (IAMAT) site. It has an English and French version. This non-profit membership organization was founded in 1960. It has been a world leader in advising travelers of health risks, locations of diseases, immunization requirements, sanitary conditions and environmental and climatic conditions around the world.  Membership is free for individuals although a donation is appreciated. They also have company memberships. membership includes some excellent publications.

IAMAT also maintains a network of physicians - general practitioners and specialists, hospitals and clinics worldwide who have agreed to treat travelers in need of medical care. 
 

The Wellness Concierge   They provide travelers with travel health information, resources, and inspiration to ease the stress and strain of travel and encourage healthier lifestyles.  This is a link to their page on Travel health Links.
 
Travel Clinic Locations  The International Society of Travel Medicine website includes a list of Travel Clinics worldwide where you can get shots and travel health information before your journey. The U.S. CDC organization also has a page on Travel Clinics.
  
Travel Health On-Line  This is one of the best sites on the web for travel health and travel security information worldwide. The site is updated daily and has an easy to use search for the country or place you are interested in. It also includes the latest US Department of State Travel Advisories and Warnings. It is maintained by Shoreline, Inc. who publish TRAVAX software and the Travel Health Information Service subscriptions and education tools for health professionals who counsel international travelers.
 
World Health Organization  Check out their home page and some interesting travel health topics in their Traveler's Health Related Web Sites box.  Or go directly to their International Travel and Health Section.
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Google - Travel health Insurance  A good list of websites that offer travel health insurance policies.
 
Worldwide Medical. They specialize in international health and travel and visitors insurance.
 
about any type of travel
TravelInsuranceCenter  A comprehensive resource for travel Insurance  Please note that they do not include all travel insurance companies.
 

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Supplemental Oxygen

People who need supplemental oxygen when they travel know that it can be a real hassle.  Here are some websites that can help you through the ordeal.
  • Traveling with Oxygen. Airlines, cruise ships, railroads and other public carriers all have different regulations for the safe transport of oxygen.  This site has links to various websites with travel regulations regarding taking oxygen equipment on your trip.
  • Travel and Chronic Lung Disease. Some general information based on different modes of transportation.
  • Better Breathers Travelers Guidebook. A booklet you can buy from the American Lung Association of San Diego with practical travel tips for those with lung problems.
 
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