Health & Medical Care
ABOVE: The Lord Leycester
Hospital in Warwickshire, England has housed a rest home for ex-servicemen since
1571. Several of the 14th-Century buildings are open to the public.
Travel Planner: Insurance
See this Europe for Visitors page for links to companies that offer temporary health-care,
medevac, and trip-interruption insurance for travelers.
The U.S. government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells you how
to stay healthy while traveling. Specific pages cover Western
and Eastern Europe.
Highway to Health
Members can search for physicians and dentists around the world; as a
non-member, you're restricted to seeing what specialties are listed in each
The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers offers a
world directory of participating clinics and physicians in 125 countries.
The International Society of Travel Medicine has a directory
travel-medicine providers and clinics.
Travel Health Online
In addition to general information (including State Department bulletins and
country profiles), this site has a register of "travel medicine
providers" where you can get immunizations or a checkup before you leave
Guidelines for International Travelers
These guidelines were originally published by the World Health Organization.
Healthy Flying with Diana Fairechild
How to avoid dehydration, jetlag, "skypoxia," and other hazards of
Travel Hygiene Products
Whether you're obsessive-compulsive or legitimately worried about germs, you can
rely on Magellan's for everything from women's urination funnels to
airport-security foot protectors.
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Need a car in Europe?
guarantees the lowest rental
rates for standard cars, sports cars, SUVs, luxury cars,
chauffered sedans, and RVs. Its Web site also has driving information
for 38 countries.
you live outside the EU, a
Peugeot tourist lease can be cheaper than renting.
Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include
Short-term car leasing.
Traveling by train?
has schedules, maps, and guides for 50+ European railroads. (Residents
of North and Central America can buy tickets and rail passes
From Europe for Cruisers:
Travel and cruise news:
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