Travel Alerts — From www.travel.state.gov

Medjet Update: Be a Smart Traveler

By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO When we used to travel internationally, before the age of mobile phones and easy email access, we used to register with the U.S. Embassy in each country we would visit. The idea was to let the American Embassy know of your presence in the area…

Medjet Update: Do I have the Flu?

By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO How do I know if I have the flu? Your respiratory illness might be the flu if you have fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with…

Medjet Update: Fake Drugs and the International Traveler

By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO Travelers in need of medications while abroad can often fall into a common trap of paying for fake drugs, but some new technology should help curb the number of travelers who fall victim to these scams. The new technology called Mobile Product Authentication was developed…

Medjet Update: Safe and Healthy Travel for Students

By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO Missing out on a unique cultural experience because you’re stuck in bed with a travel-related illness or injury is probably not part of your plan for a great study-abroad experience. Fortunately the CDC has put together a “study guide” to help you prepare for safe…

Medjet Update: TSA PreCheck Program

By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on October 4th that it began testing a limited, voluntary passenger pre-screening initiative with a small known traveler population at four U.S. airports. The TSA PreCheck initiative implements a key component of the agency’s intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security.…