Another reason to visit Panama: free health insurance for 30 days. Of course, there’s fine print: It only applies to medical emergencies — and not all — to foreigners and Panamanians living abroad who enter the country through Tocumen International Airport. So if you arrive by boat or car, you’re out of luck.Also, preexisting conditions — including pregnancy — are not covered, so no getting knocked up elsewhere and flying to Panama to deliver the baby. It also does not apply to natural “phenomena” (i.e. disasters) or injuries as a result of extreme sports. I don’t know whether volcano hiking and that type of thing would be considered “extreme sports.” If you sprain an ankle, then what? Hopefully I will never have to find out.Also, Kail and I have a health insurance plan for Foreign Service families that includes some level of international coverage. I fortunately have not had the occasion to test the limits of that coverage. Beyond prescription medication by mail, I haven’t had to use our health insurance abroad thanks to a great health unit at the embassy. And as I’ve already written, dental care is very inexpensive.In any case, it’s an interesting benefit for/strategy to attract tourists in Panama. Have you ever had a medical emergency while traveling or living abroad?