- We recommend you first check the insurance policies you already have to see what they will cover. Some health insurance policies will cover medical emergencies overseas. Many homeowner’s policies cover baggage loss. Also, some credit card companies offer coverage of baggage loss and international medical assistance for their members.
- For travel medical insurance, consider purchasing supplementary insurance. Take into account your age, your health, your existing coverage and your love for high-risk activities.
- When shopping for medical insurance, you may want to explore comprehensive policies that include non-health related things such as trip cancellation or trip interruption.
- Do your own homework and don’t solely rely on a tour company. What they may present to you, may not be necessarily what you need for your situation and budget.
- The State Department website is a good place to start exploring various options for travel insurance. It offers lists of U.S. Based Travel & Medical Insurance Companies, Foreign Based Travel & Medical Insurance Companies, and Medical Evacuation & Insurance Companies.
- Check Your Health Insurance – Are You Covered Abroad? What to Ask Your Insurance Company About Coverage Abroad.
- U.S. Citizen Services: If you have an emergency while traveling in Russia, contact your nearest U.S. Consulate. Check for office locations and hours.
- Medical Service Providers List for the Russian Far East provided by the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok.
- Alaska – Russian Far East Flights: Direct, non-stop air service between Alaska and Kamchatka.
- Tours to Kamchatka: Many trips are synchronized with Yakutia Airlines’ summer service; the rest can be readily adapted to the airline’s schedule upon request.
Updated: April 26, 2018