Note: International medical cover does not include travel insurance, which covers you for things like lost baggage, stolen belongings and canceled flights.

Most credit card providers in South Africa will give you some form of automatic travel insurance if you book your flight tickets using your credit card.

However, the medical benefits you’ll get as part of the insurance offered by credit card providers will usually be fairly limited, which is why it is highly recommended to contact your medical aid to confirm what type of international medical cover you qualify for.