About International Health and Medical Insurance
Medical Evacuation and Repatriation
What is the level of medical facilities in your country of residence? Unless you are based in a developed country with excellent level of medical facilities, medical evacuation is usually an essential part of an expat medical insurance package.
A medical evacuation is only executed when the medical treatment required is not readily available locally or at the place of accident and is medically necessary. Insurers will pay for the cost of moving you to the nearest medical facility to receive treatment. Cover will usually also include the cost of one other persons traveling with you.
A medical repatriation is executed under the same condition as a medical evacuation, but it provides you the option of getting treatment in your home country, in a familiar environment, near your friends and family.
Some insurers provide the flexibility to delete or add on either medical evacuation or medical repatriation in your cover.