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Be Safe while Traveling to USA

by Anu Sarma on July 10, 2013 2 comments

While traveling to USA you must make sure that you have a safe and incident-free trip. Travelers can come across unexpected difficulties and no one can better make you aware about this than the U.S. consular officers. They work in more than 250 U.S. consulates and embassies around the globe.

Safety begins from us. To avoid becoming a target, better don’t dress in a way that you look like an affluent tourist and carry minimum number of valuables. Carry your cash, passport and credit cards with great security. The safest place to carry these things is in money belt or a pouch worn under your clothing.

When passing through customs, keep your medicines in their original labeled containers to avoid any problem. It’s better to bring the generic name of the drugs and copies of your prescriptions. Keep travelers’ checks and credit cards instead of cash and carry a photocopy of your passport’s information page with an extra set of passport photos in order to make replacement easy if your passport is stolen or lost.


Arrange these things before you go

Legal Documents
Keep your insurance documents, current will and power of attorney with your relatives or closed ones so that you feel secure while traveling and will be prepared for any kind of emergency that may arise meanwhile.

Be aware of the credit limit on each credit card that you carry, and avoid charging beyond that limit while traveling. Keep yourself aware of the procedure on how to report the card loss from abroad.

Check on whether your personal property insurance covers you for theft or loss abroad. Also, find out whether your health insurance covers you abroad. I would suggest you to purchase a policy which is designed for travelers that cover emergency assistance and short-term health and medical evacuation in the event of an accident.

Register your travel
The better way is to sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program so that you may be contacted if required, whether because of a family emergency or because of any crisis in the area in which you are traveling.

Anu SarmaBe Safe while Traveling to USA


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  • Guest User - July 30, 2013

    I want to buy your Plan A, Deductible 0 . Just want to make sure: there will be no co-pay for this insurance? Dental, pre-existing condition are included? after I pay for insurance, will I be given a card which I can present to be exempted from fees when visiting hospitals? Which hospitals around UC Davis are included in your coverage? Thanks!

  • Anupama - August 2, 2013

    The Inbound USA plan does not have a co pay. However the difference between the actual amount and the covered expenses will be the insured’s (your) responsibility. These covered amounts are available in the brochure at

    Inbound USA provides coverage for dental treatment for injury to sound, natural teeth. It does not provide coverage for dental for a pre existing condition or regular check up.

    The Inbound USA policy does not follow any network. You can to any doctor or hospital in the area. The insurance company has no problems being billed from the providers. It will be up to the provider you to, to bill the insurance company directly.

    When you submit the application online at .  You will get a virtual ID Card which can be printed and used when required.

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