Generally, Emergency Evacuation Medical Plan option
is crucial to be able to be treated in the most suitable
medical facility should you happen to travel in a
country where medical facilities are not up to your
Emergency evacuation will allow yourself or your
family to be evacuated to the nearest medical facility
which has adequate medical staff or facilities to treat
you or cure you.
It is usually recommended to take an international
insurance plan with emergency evacuation option. A lot
of insurers have emergency evacuation built in their
plan so it is not always necessary to pay more for
It is also important to understand that the decision
to evacuate you will be taken by medical staff. Often,
emergency evacuation procedures are handled by the
insurance company. However, some insurance companies may
have agreement with local evacuation companies that are
used to deal with evacuation in your specific area or
You may find that some international health insurance
plans offer to evacuate you in your country of origin.
This may or may not be part of the insurer policy
wording and is often referred as
In order to be evacuated, the emergency evacuation
procedure must not threaten your life; in any case the
discoing will almost all the time be taken by
concentration between the doctors and your insurance
company, whether the evacuation takes place by ambulance
or helicopter (flying doctors).
If you need a health insurance plan that includes
emergency evacuation please do not hesitate to
contact us, one of our advisor will be in touch with
you with emergency evacuation information.