A recent article put out by CNN suggests that a trend amongst newly married couples is to spend their honeymoon on volunteering missions. This noble act falls in line with what seems to be a renewed interest in a spirit of community service and a willingness to help those who need it most. If you are considering spending your honeymoon this way, be sure to protect yourself with visitors insurance.

As a rule of thumb, any trip abroad should involved buying an international insurance policy as part of the planning process. But this idea is especially true when the international trip in question is for volunteering purposes.

Why is this the case? There are two reasons. First, if you were doing work for a company overseas, then the company would probably offer you some sort of health insurance that would protect you from the high costs of healthcare if a problem arose. If you are volunteering though, you will need to provide your own protection.

Second, volunteering missions typically take place in areas that have been hit hard by violent struggles, natural disaster, or poverty. Those factors can lead to unsafe conditions including tainted water, faulty infrastructure, and poor air quality. Any of these factors can cause health problems, at which point you will be glad you are protected with visitors insurance.