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:

Medical repatriation
  • £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!

Read more: What’s Most Important to You When Buying Travel Insurance?

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