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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –

Source: Republic of Colombia

For those who take advantage of the holiday season to leave the country, the Directorate of Migration and Consular Affairs has prepared these recommendations:

Before starting your trip, check the consulate closest to your destination. Bring the address, telephone numbers and email of the same, in case you need to report any eventuality.

In the lower right part of the home page of in Directory you will find the statement Embassies and Consulates there is the directory of all Colombian consulates abroad.

Think about health coverage:

If you already have your suitcase ready and the plan to enjoy, remember that no one is exempt from suffering a medical emergency abroad, therefore the importance of traveling insured, since hospitalization and medical treatment expenses must generally be borne by the patient and they can have very high costs.

The recommendation before leaving the country is to arrange medical or life insurance to be covered in case of an emergency.

There are companies that offer travel insurance to those who pay for their tickets with a credit card; Check before traveling if you are covered in any way through your financial institution or if you are affiliated with a prepaid medicine company, contact your advisor to see if you have access to this service.

When you process the insurance, check that it has full coverage in case of illness, accident during the trip, evacuation by ambulance plane and / or corpse repatriation. Also, that it has coverage in the countries that you are going to visit, even in those where you will make stops or will be for a short time.

Likewise, it is important that the insurance covers other situations that may occur before or during the trip:

Loss of flights or connections. Some airlines do not guarantee or cover the cost of connections missed due to delays or cancellations.
Family emergencies or work unforeseen events that require return earlier than expected.
Damage and loss of luggage or delay in receiving them.

Keep in mind that neither the Ministry of Foreign Affairs nor its consulates have a budget for the repatriation of bodies.

Finally, always carry the telephones to which you must contact in case of an eventuality.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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