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International travel health insurance

Off to see the world? Blue Cross Blue Shield international health insurance offers peace of mind on your next adventure.

Why choose travel health insurance?

You've got your passport and packing list, but what about your international travel health insurance? Savvy travelers plan well.

International coverage from GeoBlue® is the coverage and member service you need to be confident, even when the unexpected happens. With GeoBlue, you get an all-access pass to trusted health care when and where you need it. A GeoBlue plan includes:

  • 24/7 access to live support
  • Coverage up to age 95
  • Global telehealth access for free non-emergency care
  • Translation services
  • Flexible cancellation policy and trip interruption protection, available depending on plan
  • A network of trusted doctors in more than 190 countries

Find the right plan for you

Whether you’re going on a short vacation, traveling for work, or planning to live abroad, GeoBlue has coverage options to fit your needs. And since GeoBlue is part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield family, you'll get coverage from a name you trust.

Personal travelers

For individual travelers or families

Business travelers

For corporate expats and travelers

Student travelers

For those on research or study assignments

Are you prepared for international travel?

Preparing for international travel can take a lot of work. GeoBlue helps make it easier with a pre-travel checklist for anyone traveling internationally for less than 6 months (PDF).

Planning on traveling abroad for more than 6 months? We can help with that, too. Talk with GeoBlue to discuss your plan options.

Frequently asked questions

Depending on your specific policy, international travel health insurance may cover clinic and hospital visits, prescriptions, ambulance services, COVID-19 testing and treatment, imaging, and more.

With a policy from GeoBlue, your plan provides coverage if you get sick, injured, or have a medical emergency while outside the US. It also fills in the gaps that your US health plan may not cover, including Medicare, such as medically necessary evacuations, and global telemedicine services.

GeoBlue is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and GeoBlue plans are offered in cooperation with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC).

When you choose a GeoBlue plan, you’re getting coverage from a name you trust and can feel confident with the level of care and service you will receive outside the US.  

Don’t have a policy with Blue Cross NC but want to get a GeoBlue policy? No problem! You don’t need a Blue Cross NC plan to buy a GeoBlue policy.

International health insurance can help you protect yourself against unexpected medical costs from illness, injuries, and medical emergencies while outside the US. It helps cover medical services that your domestic health insurance plan, including Medicare, doesn’t cover.