When traveling to Hoi An, it is necessary to be covered by comprehensive travel insurance, primarily because there are no international hospitals in the city. The coverage should include the possibility of medical evacuation to a nearby city or country that is better equipped in handling emergency or serious medical situations. Tourists should watch their health in Hoi An, not because it is a health-hazard or health-risk tourist destination, but as a simple precaution since this tiny city is not ready for major medical emergencies.
As a rule of thumb, travelers should check with their doctors before flying to a far-away country, especially to a different continent where everything is different – food, drinks, weather, temperature, language, culture, and day-to-day local practices. [Read more…]