When traveling for medical purposes, you can find yourself in a stressful situation when referring to packing all the essential items you made during your stay abroad. So, it is a smart move to prepare a checklist and do the packing well in advance.
Here we have listed some essentials that you must not forget to keep in your luggage for a convenient and safe medical tourism trip.
Getting your papers in order with plenty of time to spare is always a good idea. If you wait until the last minute, you are setting yourself up for a possible last-minute forget.
If you’re lucky, you already have everything you need for the trip, but it’s always a good idea to triple check to be sure you don’t leave home without something crucial.
Exchanging your money ahead of time will save you a lot of effort and precious time later. We recommend you to ask your bank or a trusted institution if they offer money exchange services. And also, try to get smaller bills or change for low-cost items upon arrival.
You will need to include clothes for traveling and for the hospital. Considering how unpredictable the weather can be, it makes sense to be prepared for whatever is possible. We recommend pajamas with buttons in the front and a robe; this can be some comfortable choices.
Carrying your OTC medications and pain relievers are advisable. Better have some to spare than searching for them in a foreign country. Don’t assume that you will get all the essentials you are used to at home.
Be sure to have all doctors’ names, relevant phone numbers, and addresses for the hospital, hotel, and any other important destination in a handy place for you to find them in case of emergency. And also, make sure that you have all the emergency contacts of those you can trust, readily available to others should a situation arise.