So You Drank the Water in Mexico: Why You Need an Emergency Evacuation and International Medical Plan

For about the cost of a cup of coffee per day, Emergency Evacuation and International Medical coverage can provide you with the travel protection and peace of mind for the perfect trip.

Never leave the country thinking your U.S. Health Plan will cover you abroad!

Any savvy traveler knows that Mexico is a gorgeous country, filled to the brim with music, art, nightlife, ecosystems varying from city to beach to desert to jungle, and of course, food! Whether you are planning to spend a wild night out in Tijuana, go on a tequila-tasting tour of Oaxaca, explore the jungles of Palenque, the pyramids of Chichen Itza, and the cenotes of Tulum, or simply drive down to Baja del Sur for some of the freshest grilled fish you have ever eaten, buying international travel medical insurance is a must.

For the cost of around one cup of coffee per day, Emergency Evacuation (also known as Medevac insurance) and International Medical Insurance (also known as International Health insurance) can provide you with the travel protection and tools you need to not only have the perfect trip, but also to ensure that any medical or travel-related issues that arise are covered.

If your plan is to eat your weight in tacos while you are in Mexico, hats off to you! But remember – there is more to Mexican cuisine than tacos and margaritas. Tlacoyos, horchata, aguas (different from water), tlayudas, huaraches, chicharones, cemitas, elote, tortas, mole – your food options are endless! Of course you will also find the staples: tacos with every imaginable type of meat, arroz con pollo, tequila, guacamole, barbacoa, ensalada, fajitas, burritos.

A piece of Mexican travel advice: One thing you must be aware of while sampling the delicious foods that Mexican cuisine has to offer is that you do not drink the water. This is easier than it seems, since many hotels, hostels, and convenience stores have filtered water for filling up your water bottles, and bars and restaurants typically buy ice made from filtered water. But if you happen to be the unlucky one who drinks a margarita made from tap water ice, or who eats a salad washed with tap water, and ends up in the emergency room, dehydrated from the effects of Montezuma's Revenge, then an Emergency Evacuation and International Medical Insurance plan has you covered.

With no deductible, no co-pay, international medical emergency evacuation coverage up to $1 million and medical cost coverage up to $500,000, all for around the cost of a torta (sandwich), Emergency Evacuation and International Medical Insurance provides peace of mind for all of your health and financial needs while traveling abroad.

Everything in life has risks, but traveling puts you in a unique position in which your U.S. health insurance is generally inadequate to cover international medical costs that arise. No matter what happens – if you find yourself injured after jumping into a cenote, and need to fly in a loved one to be with you, or, if you are simply faced with a lost or stolen passport or baggage during your trip – Emergency Evacuation and International Medical Insurance is the best travel insurance out there, and is worth the very affordable cost.

So go to Mexico! Eat tacos al pastor until you have to be rolled out of the taqueria! But most importantly, give TravelCare the opportunity to ensure that your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

Dream, do, discover, and let TravelCare take care of you.

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