The Cost of Repatriating
21 Jan 2009 by Olga Brighton
Travel Insurance Tips
The cost of repatriating a sick or injured person by air ambulance to their home country would seriously affect most family´s life style and may even mean selling the family home to cover the repatriation costs! That has to be a compelling reason for not travelling without reliable travel insurance. If you need to be returned to the UK in an emergency it could cost you or your family a fortune. Just take a look at these estimates:
- £30-35,000 Air ambulance (Jet) East coast of USA
- £16,000 Air ambulance (Jet) Canaries
- £8,000 Air ambulance (turbo-prop) Balearics
- £2,000 Air taxi (propeller driven light aircraft) Northern France
- £8,500 Scheduled flight, stretcher and Doctor escort Australia
- £4,000 Scheduled flight, seated club, with a nurse escort West coast of USA
- £1,300 Scheduled flight, seated economy with a Doctor escort Mediterranean
- £300-£500 Scheduled flight, seated economy without an escort Mediterranean
- £3,000-£4,500 Scheduled flight, stretcher and Doctor escort Mediterranean
A very good reason why you should have suitable travel insurance!
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