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Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Insurance Cover

Repatriation cover comes as standard on most travel insurance policies. In the event that you fall ill or are injured on holiday and you are unable to get the level of treatment you need, then repatriation cover supports you by covering costs should it be decided that the best course of action is to bring you or a travelling companion home to continue treatment.

The decision could be made because of the treatment required being available more readily in the UK or because the cost of treatment may well be cheaper in the UK. This could be particularly true if you fall ill whilst travelling in the United States

At its simplest it means returning someone to their home country.

Repatriation insurance in the context of travel insurance means the return home of you or a travelling companion after an illness or injury to continue care and recovery in the UK. It can also apply in the event of death and the return of the body to the UK.

The form repatriation can take include being escorted back home on a repatriation flight or getting you home using an air ambulance.

Find policies with the peace of mind of repatriation cover with our single trip, annual multi-trip or backpackers travel insurance.
Repatriation generally means getting you home, but our insurance policies go beyond just that to offer support for: 
  • Organisation of getting you home:
    We'll make sure that once it become clear that you need to return to the UK for treatment the organisation of travel is handled quickly and efficiently, leaving you to concentrate on your recovery.
  • Relative accommodation and travel costs:
    We could help to cover the cost of having a close friend or relative stay with you during your treatment and repatriation to the UK providing support and comfort at the most difficult of times.
  • 24/7 emergency assistance helpline:
    We're here no matter where you are, when you need us or how many times. Our emergency assistance helpline is available in your policy documents and can be a first port of call for repatriation issues.
  • Repatriation due to death:
    In the unfortunate event that an insured individual passes away while overseas we could assist with the repatriation of the body.
To understand exactly how Repatriation cover works, what's included and what exclusions apply, please carefully read your
policy information, and the terms and conditions of your cover.
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Our travel insurance policies provide you access to HealthHero – a 24/7 GP telephone and video consultation service* – which connects you with a UK GP to provide the reassurance and professional medical advice you need while you’re travelling abroad.
*For video consultations, time restrictions apply and UK Bank Holidays are excluded.
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