Located in the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island of the United States of America. Due to its location, Puerto Rico is a key shipping lane to the Panama Canal. The culture of Puerto Rico is diverse. It is composed of caribbean, Spanish, African and Aboriginal influences. The island is identically Spanish because it was under Spanish possession for over four centuries.
Puerto Rico has a tropical marine climate. The average annual temperature is 26°C. There are many mountains in Puerto Rico. Expats will enjoy sandy beaches along most of the coast.
Healthcare in Puerto Rico
Generally speaking, the healthcare system in Puerto Rico is not the same standard as it in the US. This is due to medical funding shortage and inequalities. Expats going to Puerto Rico should consult their doctor or a travel health clinic about their vaccinations before departure. Expats should make sure that all their standard vaccinations have been refreshed and updated.
Expats in Puerto Rico would want to access to private hospitals and clinics. International health insurance is a must for expats in Puerto Rico, but many will obtain a local health plan.
Insurance for Expatriates in Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico, most expatriates will want to obtain an international health insurance plan that will cover medical treatment in Puerto Rico, but also globally including the United States. Both travelers and expats should make sure that their plan includes medical evacuation and repatriation coverage. Because Puerto Rico is part of the USA, we may be limited on the plans that we can source for expats there. We are not able to source coverage for local nationals.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Puerto Rico:
Expat Financial may be able to source international health insurance for expatriates in Puerto Rico from large and respected international insurance companies. Please, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your expatriate insurance requirements.