International Medical Rescue and Repatriation
This really is an important part of any travel insurance policy.
You must check right at the start if the travel insurance cover you are thinking of getting will include repatriation.
What is repatriation?
Repatriation is when you are flown back home in an emergency.
People generally want to know where they will fly to if they have different passports. The general rule of thumb is that it is not up to you where they fly you to. It is dependent on where you can get the best medical treatment and also which is the cheapest option.
For example, if you hold a UK and New Zealand passport and you fell ill in Europe you would probably be flown back to the UK. If you injured yourself in Australia then they would probably fly you onto NZ.
Insurance companies offering repatriation
Different policy options.
Good insurance options for longer trips.
Good for backpackers and gap year trips.
Good for adventurous trips
Details correct at time of publishing.
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