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Health insurance in Belgium? [migrated]

My kid is going to study in Belgium and is an Irish citizen. They have never lived in the EU. Is it possible for them to avail of EU health insurance? Any pointers as to where to figure this out ...
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Can I bring cancer meds to Canada? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Canada for two weeks and need to bring my cancer meds. Plus I take calcium tablets everyday. My injection appointment is during the vacation, but I’m planning to bring 2 with me just ...
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Can nitroglycerin medication cause problems when going through airport security? [duplicate]

It's well documented that bottles of sublingual nitroglycerin spray are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage, as an essential personal medication: Nitroglycerin medication Carry on baggage: Yes ...
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Can I pass through Abu Dhabi airport with phiseptone while traveling to the Philippines?

Can I pass through Abu Dhabi airport with my controlled drug (phiseptone) while traveling to the Philippines? Also can I enter the Philippines with this medication?
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Can I bring metoprolol tartrate to Japan?

At somepoint in the future I would like to take a trip to Japan. I am from the United States and I have a chronic illness that requires me to take metoprolol tartrate. I know that certain prescription ...
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Combining medication into one container

I am traveling soon, away for 8 weeks. Yesterday my doctor prescribed me a new medication that I have to take every day while I'm away (2x tablets per day), unfortunately the pharmacy only has these ...
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Travelling with prescription ADHD medication to Cyprus

I have an ADHD diagnosis and a prescription for 15 mg of methylphenidate hydrochloride, which is chemically similar to Ritalin. I have tried to research what the Cyprus laws are around this medication ...
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Travelling with Vyvanse to India and Dubai from Australia

I require urgent help in regards to carrying ADHD medication and mood stabilisers to India and Dubai. My doctor suggested I don’t need documentation as my medication bottles list the dosage and my ...
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Can I have prescription medications mailed or shipped to a USA resident staying in Canada?

My Mother in law who is 86 years old is staying with us from the USA, and the pharmacies through US Medicare fill her meds for a 30 day supply only. How could we get her meds be sent from the US to ...
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Are fancy hotels less likely to have bedbugs than cheap hotels in the United States?

This week I’m staying in a cheap hotel (eg, Motel 6) and a fancy hotel (eg, Hilton). A friend of mine commented that staying at a cheap hotel makes it more likely to encounter bed bugs. Are they ...
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Are there any public database or map that keeps track of reported bed bug infestation in France?

From what I read, there is currently a bed bug infestation in Paris, France. Such an infestation often affects places used by travelers such as public transportation, hotels and Airbnb. Are there any ...
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Drinking fountain at Lake Garda, Italy

I guess this (that I found at Lake Garda, Italy) is a public drinking fountain. Do they use public water or a local well at this Lake Garda drinking fountain? And, if I get the text on the plate ...
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Urgent transport of antibiotic to Cuba needed

A friend of mine from Portugal is currently hospitalized with pneumonia near Havana, Cuba. The problem is that they don't have the medication/antibiotic that she needs available and her situation is ...
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Can I bring testosterone gel with me to Germany?

I'm a trans person, and I want to bring testosterone gel I bought abroad (legally but without a prescription) into Germany. Customs says the following: substances that are particularly harmful and ...
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My friend's daughter has been prescribed a platelet-reducing agent Agrylin. Can I buy the above medicine in US and carry it back to India?

My friend's daughter is suffering from a rare condition for which she has been prescribed a platelet-reducing agent Agrylin (not available in India). I am traveling to the US; can I buy the above ...
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Traveling/transiting UAE with controlled medication?

Could anyone clarify if tourists need to obtain pre-approval from UAE ministry of health to travel with controlled medication (narcotics, tranquilizers, etc.)? I will be transiting through Abu Dhabi (...
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Risk of old pesticides in former Soviet countries [closed]

To what extent do remaining hazardous pesticides (POPs like DDT, etc.) in the soil, groundwater, rivers etc. pose a current health risk in the food (products from supermarkets, food in restaurants ...
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Is there an international vaccine registry where I can store all my vaccination records in one place?

Most of my vaccine records are stored online in my Kaiser Permanente account, but I also got a set of travel vaccines when I was in Australia and Kaiser wouldn't add them to my account. If I keep ...
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What is the experience on Norwegian Cruises with a rollator/walker?

Has anybody here taken a Norwegian Cruise Line trip while temporarily disabled and using a rollator/walker? If so, could you kindly give your thoughts on accessibility, accommodations, and general ...
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Reliable source for getting information about bringing medication

When I travel to another country, I sometimes need to bring some medication that I occasionally have to take. But some medications may be strictly prohibited or restricted to bring in or sometimes may ...
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Can my caregiver help me during Embarkation for a cruise?

On Aug. 5th, I will be heading R/T from Miami to Southern Caribbean. Although I have cruised before, I have never done so with a handicap. This time, I will be boarding as temporarily-disabled; ...
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Travelling from USA to India With Controlled Medications

Are you allowed to travel with a valid 30 day prescription for controlled medications from USA to India? Or are they prohibited?
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Insufficient travel insurance to cover the massive medical expenses for a visitor to US?

What happens if a tourist to US needs a medical surgery in U.S and the tourist's travel insurance does not cover the massive expenses?
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Flights and altitude sickness

This is not a question related to altitude sickness when hiking in very high locations but related to long altitude flights. When I take an airplane, especially long hauls, I get a terrible headache. ...
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Why can't I wash away soapy hands?

If it is more appropriate for Chemistry Stack Exchange, please let me know, although it happens when I am traveling. I am very thorough when washing my hands (I prefer bars of soap to liquid soap), ...
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What type of "medical insurance" is needed for a short stay visa to Romania?

For Romanian visa type C/VV papers, the embassy requires a "Travel Medical Insurance" I tried searching for that online, but I am confused which type am I supposed to apply for. I am staying ...
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New Zealand working holiday visa medical requirements - UK citizen

I'm trying to find what medical examination and certification I need for the New Zealand working holiday visa as a UK citizen. The only information I can find is here. This says that applicants "...
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Search for hotels with saunas

Can you recommend a website for searching hotels with saunas or steam rooms worldwide? I often travel on business to different countries and for relaxation I like to regularly visit a sauna. However, ...
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Prescription medication requirements to UK and Ireland

For a 3 week trip from the US to the UK and Ireland, can medications be in pill boxes? There are no DEA controlled substances. Most references to traveling with medication says that original ...
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Preparing for a US visit: what health care precautions should I take?

I am an Italian citizen who has been living in Switzerland for a couple of years. Thus, I have an Italian passport, but my health care is Swiss. I am planning to go to the US for about 20 days as a ...
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What is the up to date wording of the question about "Do you have a physical or mental disorder" on the US ESTA form?

What is the up to date wording of the question about "Do you have a physical or mental disorder" on the US ESTA form? I am asking for my son who is a UK citizen wishing to travel to the ...
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Can I get a travel insurance policy which is valid for NON-MEDICAL claims, despite undeclared medical conditions?

My wife and I have several medical conditions, which when combined push the price of travel insurance right up. I understand that if we go for a cheaper travel insurance policy, without declaring our ...
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Are flu shots universal or regional?

Though I (cough, cough) have good health at home, when I travel I tend to pick up bugs. This repeatedly ruins a few days on holidays, with long-distance plane travel a major culprit. A simple ...
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Can I visit or work in Singapore if I am HIV positive?

I worked in Singapore for 4 years (2004-2007). Through the work permit renewal process, I was found positive for HIV. After that, I was sent back to Malaysia Can I enter Singapore as a visitor? Can I ...
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What should I be aware of when eating street food?

I basically eat anywhere when I travel. I love street food, and I am usually not afraid of eating anywhere, tasting everything. However, I became a bit more careful recently. I have travelled with ...
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Should I bring ibuprofen to Sri Lanka or is it easy to get locally?

I'm going on a long visit to Sri Lanka. I have a medical condition that may require me to take ibuprofen frequently. A Sri Lankan told me the following on Reddit: There's a shortage of medicine due ...
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Should I bring prescription drugs with me for a long trip?

I am French, male, travelling alone. I'm planning to go on a 2 month trip across Hong-Kong (~2 weeks), Japan (~3 weeks) and Thaïland (~2 weeks). I'm currently taking prescription drugs daily (3 pills ...
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US Vaccination Requirement for Layover

According to the US government website, all non citizens must be fully vaccinated in other to enter the US by plane or land border. However, I have also read that airports are considered more like '...
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Is Sri Lanka still a viable destination for a relaxing holiday given these crieria?

I visited Sri Lanka in 2012 and it was the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. I found it safe, friendly and relaxing. Given the political turmoil there this year, I wonder if the country is ...
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Insurer that covers medevac repatriation from Cape Verde

I am soon traveling to Cape Verde where I am planning to do some hiking. My country origin (Spain) gives travel advice, which states that an insurance supporting air medevac back home is recommended. ...
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Is it customary to tip medical doctors in Taiwan with expensive bottles of liquor?

I am travelling to Taiwan to visit a relative-in-law who will be undergoing a pretty big surgery procedure. I'm not familiar at all with Taiwanese customs at all, but the relative in question asked ...
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Can I leave Hong Kong after 3 days?

Recently Hong Kong government has relaxed the quarantine measures for inbound passangers. Now the arrangement is 3+4, that is 3 days medical surveillance (amber health code and restricted movement) ...
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Can I bring non-prescribed medication to South Korea?

When travelling, I like to bring a few non-prescribed medications with me just in case I ever need them, such as aspirin/paracetamol/ibuprofen, diarrhoea/sickness tablets, and sleeping tablets. I will ...
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Given a location in the US, how can I see the average air quality during a given month/week/day based on historical data?

Knowing the information will help me decide where/when to go, and whether I should bring some air-related equipment (mask, air purifier, etc.). What I have unsuccessfully tried so far: Wikipedia ...
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Emergency care options in Thailand

My girlfriend and I are planning to visit Thailand during September-October. We are going to be visiting central urban areas as well as more remote places. Most areas would be touristic destinations ...
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Yellow fever vaccine for 7 day stay in Addis Ababa

From the 16th September on I plan to stay in Addis Ababa for a week. Now I have discovered that there are recommendations to get a Yellow Fewer vaccination for a stay in Ethiopia Link. Due to the ...
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Filling Pseudoephedrine script in Egypt

I’ve been given a doctors script (in Egypt by an Egyptian doctor) for Clarinase (a pill that includes Pseudoephedrine / Loratadine), but the pharmacist has said this is not available in Egypt at all. ...
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What are the consequences of a foreigner acquiring medical debt in the US?

Suppose someone travelling in the US is involved in an accident, gets treated in an emergency room, and then recovers. They are presented with a bill of thousands of dollars, which they are unable to (...
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What will my typical radiation exposure be for one week in Bad Gastein?

The town of Bad Gastein in Austria is known for its radon therapy spas in which one can undergo radon inhalation therapy and other medically dubious treatments which involve exposure to radiation. The ...
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Are there some regulations limiting how loud in-flight announcements can be?

I am sometimes surprised at how loud some in-flight announcements are in some flights. Are there some regulations on how loud in-flight announcements can be?
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