A medical emergency abroad, when you are seriously injured or you fall ill with a serious health condition, can be extremely expensive. Without medical evacuation insurance you leave yourself open to a large medical bill. Emergency medical evacuation insurance can also make things easier if things do go wrong – your plan can help the process of evacuation go smoothly.
If you live in the UK, for example, and you need to be returned home by air ambulance or on a flight with a doctor’s escort the prices can be high. The essential trip could cost thousands of pounds if you don’t have the correct insurance.
An air ambulance from the east coast of America to the UK costs between £35,000 and £45,000. An air ambulance from the Canary Islands to the UK costs between £12,000 and £16,000 and a scheduled flight with a stretcher and a doctor escort from Australia can cost up to £20,000.
It’s clear from these figures that a medical emergency could hit you and your family hard financially. Make sure you’re covered with adequate medical evacuation insurance.