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Emergency Contact Information While Traveling Abroad

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Following is helpful contact information to keep with you while traveling outside the United States. It is also helpful to take contact information for your primary care physician and spcialist(s):

  • Emergency Assistance for American citizens traveling abroad: 888.407.4747  or 202.501.4444 (to call the United States while abroad, you must use the country code 001)
  • Contact information for U.S. Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions: offsite link 
    • Government personnel are available 24/7 to provide emergency assistance to American citizens. This includes help transferring oney from the U.S. for medical expenses, finding appropriate medical services and letting family and friends know what is happening.
  • Credit card companies:
    • American Express 336.393.1111
    • Diners Club 303.799.1504
    • Discover 801.902.3100
    • MasterCard 636.722.7111
    • Visa 410.581.9994

NOTE: It is also advisable to take a copy of:

  • Your prescriptions in case there are questions at a border or in case you need refills while abroad.
  • A packet with health insurance information and claim forms
  • A letter from your doctor describing your medical condition and medications you take

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