Can you purchase travel medical insurance after arriving in the usa or should you buy prior to departure

All of the plans that we offer are available for purchase either before or after arrival. Because these policies only provide coverage for anything new that happens after the policy start date, we recommend that you make your purchase prior to embarking on your travels. This will help ensure that you are protected, should anything unexpected happen along the way. If you wish to insure yourself after you've already arrived, note that some policies do have specified restrictions in terms of how long you may wait to provide you with coverage. For this reason, it is important to check the policy documents of each plan before making a decision. If you will be traveling to the U.S. on a visitors visa, you can explore your options and find a plan that best fits your individual needs here.

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