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> 3. Make a copy of all valuables (credit cards, passport, airplane tickets)
> and put this in a place NOT with the originals
Also someone at home, parent or guardian needs to have a set of copies.
That is extra insurance!
> 4. Buy and use the International Student Identification Card (ISIC); for $20
> ($25 for teachers) the traveler has plenty of medical insurance, free
> currency exchange, discounts into major attractions, passport reimbursement
> if the passport is lost, baggage insurance, and many other perks including
> repatriation of remains (as gruesome as it sounds, people are killed in
> foreign countries and most insurance does not cover the return of remains to
> the home country ... any idea how expensive it is to return a body from
> Europe to the US?)
This is so true. My parents had a friend that went to England and
dropped dead of a massive heart attack as he walked into St. Paul's
Cathedral. This is where the Embassy is also a help. They will not help
with expenses but help with arrangements for return. Sounds morbid, but
anything is possible.
Sandra in AL
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