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International Travel Insurance For The Philippines- Buying COVID Insurance

(@marco-expat)
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As of May 30, 2022, the IATF-MEID Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases no longer requires foreigners to purchase mandatory COVID-19 insurance. While not required, health insurance coverage is still highly recommended. Here is the best way to find Philippines travel insurance coverage.

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(@Jon Maaso)
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My DOB is Feb 11 1946 is it possible to get the mandatory C/19 Ins
for my holiday, I am requesting requesting 1 year.


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Jon,

I checked with my health insurance partners and they recommend these international health insurance companies given your DOB. I did a quick quote for someone 76 years old and found coverage between $100 - $275.

https://link.nomadicfire.com/philipppines-covid-nolimit
Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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 Sal
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D the Filipino healthcare system accept American Medicare as health insurance?
Also, I have certain medical conditions that require medications for pain and anxiety management. Can I access prescriptions for these, such as Tramadol and Xanax?
Thank you po. Much appreciated.


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Sal,

Great questions. Regrettably, Medicare doesn’t cover expat healthcare costs outside the US and some US territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible). Guam has the two closest Medicare hospitals I am aware of. Additionally, there is Tricare coverage in the Philippines if you are a US military veteran.

The good news is Philippine healthcare coverage is much cheaper than in the US. In my article on living in the Philippines, you can see some examples of the price of Philippine healthcare coverage.

Additionally, you can get a quote for expat health insurance covering you in the Philippines and providing global coverage when you travel. You can get a free quote at https://insurance.nomadicfire.com/intl/health/main

On your prescription drug question, I know that Tramadol is available for roughly $0.60 cents USD per 50 mg capsule, but I am unsure about Xanax. I would email Mercury Drugs or Watsons Drugstore and ask them specially about Xanax.

If you need any help with getting a Philippines Visa, feel free to reach out for assistance.

https://nomadicfire.com/philippines-visa-consultation

Cheers,

Marco


   
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