There are many things to consider before making a decision like this, your current health history, the type of job you will come back to and the length of time you will be away. In addition your financial resources can play a major role. Expats and cruisers leaving their home country for a long jaunt might want to take a look at our frequently asked questions about short vs. long term medical insurance plans.
While traveling for a long period of time it’s better to be covered. When you travel to new places you open yourself up to new environments that your body may not be used to. Beyond that, accidents happen and it’s better to be prepared for these. Whether your traveling for business, pleasure or education, there are travel health insurance plans for you.