International Travel with Apps

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If you are venturing into parts unknown then more than likely you are taking a smartphone with you loaded with apps. These tools will help you succeed whether you are a digital nomad, a humanitarian, on a work assignment or adventuring into new cultures due to relationships or in search of a relationship.

Top Apps for Health

1. INC by Insured Nomads

INC by Insured NomadsINC by Insured Nomads; Insured Nomads Community is a membership for 12 months provided to all policyholders of both travel and global health insurance at Insured Nomads. It provides access to airport lounges, a bundle of cyber security protection, and much more that provides a value of up to $2500 per year per person.

Key Features

  • Unlimited mental health therapy sessions (outside the USA) via phone and chat anytime, and video by appointment
  • Personal VPN, malware protection, antivirus, online password manager, device locator, +
  • Travel alerts, country profiles, risk assessments, and notifications by phone and push notification on phones.
  • Evacuation and relocation for natural disaster, political unrest and terrorism.
  • Airport lounge access in 100+ countries
  • Telemedicine/virtual health
  • Perks and discounts

2. TravelSmart

The TravelSmart app by Allianz Global Assistance is a simple-to-use tool that makes it easier to take advantage of everything your travel insurance has to offer – keeping you safe and your trip on track. From giving you the freedom to view your policy on the go, to making it more convenient to file a claim through the app, TravelSmart offers plenty of helpful features to keep you protected on any trip.

Key Features

  • Flight Status: track your flights and boarding gate updates in real-time
  • International Hospital Search: Locate nearby, pre-screened medical facilities
  • Country Information: Have emergency numbers for police, fire, and ambulance at your fingertips
  • RX and First Aid Terms: Translate medical terms for first aid and medication into 18 languages

3. Travel Health

Travel Health is an iPhone only app. According to the developers: “It is like carrying a medical advisor in your pocket while you are away. No internet connection is required.”

Developed by Dr. Deb Mills has a passion for medicine and travel. She is the medical director of Dr Deb THE Travel Doctor, and has been working in travel medicine for over 25 years. She is one of the pioneers of Travel Medicine in Australia.

Top Travel Apps

1. Mobile Passport

The Mobile Passport App by Airside Mobile lets US citizens skip the line at the airport for US customs & immigration.

 

2. App in the Air

Your “Personal Flight Assistant” is how this app is described by the developers.

 

Key Features:

  • Track flights – they split your flight into four stages: Check-inBoardingTake-off and Landing, and it will notify you on any flight-related change.

  • Explore airports – Weather, delays and currency info available for all major airports all over the world.
  • Keep a record of your statistics in “Profile”. Boarding passes, Countries, Airports, Aircraft, Airlines — everything matters.
  • Organize your flights – You can add your trip either by flight number or route, or you can just connect your TripIt account and it will pull your flights automatically for you (including historical flight data).

What apps do you feel should be added? 

 

 

Andrew Jernigan, Expatriate Specialist: Insurance/Benefits

Andrew is a licensed insurance broker in property, casualty, health, accident. life and travel lines and has earned the designation of Global Mobility Specialist. Representing many companies for cross-border insurance you can contact him to get the guidance you need, click here to read more.

 

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