Emergency Numbers and Safety Tips for International Travel

Emergency Numbers and Safety Tips for International Travel

Passport? Check. ID? Check. Camera? Check.

Emergency numbers?

As a first-time or seasoned traveler you shouldn’t forget any of these.

In the excitement of planning a trip or vacation to another country, putting together a plan for emergencies may not seem important, but accidents can happen, even on vacation. That’s why Mercy Jets has put together a quick and easy reference guide of emergency numbers and safety tips for international travel for American citizens.

Even though most travelers will never fall victim of a serious illness, medical conditions or injury, you’ll have peace of mind and information you’ll need to secure expert medical care and assistance in returning home with Mercy Jets Worldwide Air Ambulance. We provide quick, medically-supervised transportation to return patients to their home countries, in both non-emergency and emergency situations.

Next time you’re planning on traveling, make a list of important contacts and numbers to call in case of emergency, including medical service providers such as Mercy Jets which offers services overseas.

Your list of emergency numbers should include the following: (It’s a good idea to carry a printout of important numbers in case of emergency.)

  • Mercy Jet's Emergency Numbers and Safety Tips Essential for International Travel

    Family members

  • Friends you can depend upon

  • Your bank

  • The Bureau of Consular Affairs 1 (888) 407-4747 in the U.S., or 202 501 4444 Int’l

  • The U.S. Embassy in your destination country or countries, http://www.usembassy.gov/.

  • Your family doctor and specialty physicians

  • One or more local hospitals in each country you plan to visit

  • Emergency transport services such as Mercy Jets, 1 (888) 220-4590 in the U.S., Int’l +1 602 314 80 70, and in Europe +353 16 57 18 43

The Bureau of Consular Affairs also hosts a Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, which provides travelers with emergency contacts such as lawyers, doctors and passport services capable of issuing passports if they are lost or stolen while traveling.

Keeping a log of important numbers with you can be crucial when traveling abroad, especially in countries where a cell phone may not work.

Click here for a downloadable emergency contact list template.

If you or a loved one becomes ill or gets injured while traveling, getting home quickly can make the difference. Mercy Jets provides private emergency and non-emergency medical transportation to people around the world who need to return to their countries of origin for medical treatment or recovery.

In non-critical situations, Mercy Jets offers commercial medical escorts. This type of service is the best option for patients who require low levels of medical care.

Mercy Jets sets apart from other air ambulance companies by maintaining rigorous standards for air ambulance training. Each medical staff member regularly updates their medical training to incorporate current treatment modalities, medications and procedures.

Give yourself peace of mind and enjoy every moment of your vacation by being prepared for anything. Add Mercy Jet’s number to your contact list. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, Mercy Jets strives to provide you with the best air ambulance medical care whatever your situation.

For more information about Mercy Jets, visit www.mercyjets.com or call us toll free at 1 (888) 220-4590 in the U.S., Internationally at +1 602 314 80 70, and in Europe at +353 16 57 18 43.

More Tips for Traveling Abroad:

U.S. Department of State Tips: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html

A Safe Trip Abroad: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/safety/safety_1747.html

Travelzoo’s 20 Tips for International Travel: http://www.travelzoo.com/from-the-deal-experts/20-tips-before-traveling-internationally/

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