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Lisa Baxter, Aging Service Specialist

Foreign Travel and Coverage for Snowbirds

Does Medicare cover me if I travel outside the United States? Original Medicare covers all 50 States as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. territories American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Medicare does not provide coverage outside the U.S. and its territories unless it is an emergency. On Cruise ships you will have Medicare coverage if the ship is in U.S. waters or is within 6 hours from a U.S. port. If you are traveling from the U.S. to Alaska going through Canada, Medicare will cover emergency services in Canada. If you live in the U.S. and a foreign ho...