What­ev­er the pur­pose of your trip, it is impor­tant to take into account all the nuances in order to suc­cess­ful­ly imple­ment your plans abroad. Our advice will help you to care­ful­ly pre­pare in order to reduce all unpleas­ant sit­u­a­tions to zero.

Before travel

1. Make an appointment with a doctor and check your health.

For exam­ple, vis­it the den­tist if you have been putting off den­tal treat­ment for a long time, because dur­ing the trip the sit­u­a­tion may wors­en.

2. Get acquainted with the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country.

Check the cur­rent quar­an­tine restric­tions in the area, as well as med­ical rec­om­men­da­tions for tourists. You may need to be vac­ci­nat­ed or take med­ica­tion for a cer­tain amount of time before depar­ture.

3. Buy a travel insurance policy with Covid-19 coverage.

Today, for most coun­tries, trav­el insur­ance is manda­to­ry for trav­el­ing abroad with Covid-19 cov­er­age. How­ev­er, even if insur­ance is not manda­to­ry for your coun­try, we advise you to pur­chase this ser­vice so that you do not have to pay for treat­ment out of your own pock­et lat­er.

Mak­ing an insur­ance pol­i­cy takes up to 10 min­utes, and in tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies up to 4 min­utes. For exam­ple, the EKTA insur­ance com­pa­ny intro­duced the trans­fer of pol­i­cy­hold­er data through the Diya appli­ca­tion. It’s fast, easy and com­fort­able. And you can pay for the select­ed pack­age using Apple Pay or Google Pay. If you do not have this pro­gram, you can eas­i­ly get insur­ance on the web­site or in the mes­sen­ger. Per­son­al data can be scanned from a pho­to of your pass­port.

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4. Pack smart.

Don’t take too much. Choose things that are easy to com­bine with each oth­er. Be sure to take a first aid kit. If there are drugs that you take reg­u­lar­ly, put them in suf­fi­cient quan­ti­ties. Please note that some med­i­cines that are legal in your coun­try may be ille­gal in anoth­er. Check it out before your trip.

During the travelling

1. Eat only in safe places.

Give pref­er­ence to well-cooked food, as well as veg­eta­bles and fruits that you can wash or peel your­self. Drink only bot­tled water that was opened in front of you. Avoid ice — it can be made from tap water.

2. Protect yourself from the sun.

Bring sun­screen that pro­tects against UVA and UVB rays. At the beach, apply every 2:00 hours and after swim­ming. Do not neglect it, so as not to treat burns lat­er.

Remem­ber that no means can pro­tect you from the sun by 100%, so avoid direct sun­light, wear a hat and try to be in the shade.

3. Take care of your safety.

  • Lim­it your alco­hol intake.
  • Com­ply with local laws. This will help avoid cul­tur­al dis­putes, fines, and even save lives.
  • Always wear pro­tec­tive gear such as a hel­met when rid­ing a scoot­er.
  • Do not walk or swim bare­foot if there is a pos­si­bil­i­ty of injury or bite.
  • Do not get close to wild ani­mals and do not pet them. Even cute, at first glance, ani­mals can be dan­ger­ous.

4. If an unpleasant health situation has nevertheless occurred, immediately contact the insurance company.

Before the trip, down­load the appli­ca­tion of the EKTA insur­ance com­pa­ny — Ekta insur­ance. It helps to keep all the data about your pol­i­cy at hand, as well as to quick­ly con­tact the sup­port ser­vice in case of an insured event.

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Open the appli­ca­tion, go to the sup­port sec­tion, choose a con­ve­nient mes­sen­ger or call the hot­line and describe your sit­u­a­tion. You do not need to enter your insur­ance pol­i­cy details. They pull up auto­mat­i­cal­ly. Spe­cial­ists will quick­ly select the near­est hos­pi­tal, arrange a trans­fer or call a taxi at their own expense. You do not need to pay any­thing, the com­pa­ny trans­fers funds imme­di­ate­ly to the clin­ic’s account.

Most impor­tant­ly: take a good mood with you and enjoy the trip.