For most of us, our medical insurance coverage ceases when we leave the country. There are many third-world hunting destinations that should be considered when planning an international hunt.  Diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, typhoid fever, rabies and others exist in various parts of the world.

In some areas of the world that offer tremendous hunting safaris, the political situation may become unstable. Sometimes these events can unfold rapidly.

Discount African Hunts recommends that you purchase a Medical & Evacuation Insurance Policy such as those offered by Travel Guard. If you are in medical need while overseas, Travel Guard will deploy a team of health professionals to your location and will provide medical transport to the hospital of your choice. 

You may purchase an enhanced policy for yourself or for your family that will provide similar assistance if political instability or natural disaster strikes at your location. Policies are offered that cover short-term trips for as little as 7 days all the way up to extended annual policies! Travel Guard will also provide repatriation of remains should that become necessary. The flight of medical evacuation flights from southern Africa to the US can exceed $200,000, and repatriation costs have been known to exceed $40,000!

The US State Department also offers up-to-date country-by-country travel information and alerts on its website.

Travel Agencies or your airlines may offer trip insurance plans that cover medical expenses in some cases, but beware of pre-existing condition exclusions!  The price of one of Travel Guards' policies provides a lot of peace of mind at a very reasonable cost.