Medical repatriation

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A medical emergency can occur anywhere in the world and at any time: on a cruise, a city trip or a skiing holiday. Nobody likes to think about it, but having an accident or falling ill during a holiday abroad can turn serious quite quickly. While initial treatment is carried out locally, most patients want to go home as soon as possible to receive further treatment in their home country. The reasons for this are clear. In less developed or more remote countries, good medical care cannot always be guaranteed, and people want to return to their home and family as soon as possible. In these cases, medical repatriation is necessary.

What methods of repatriation are available?

Medical repatriation in an air ambulance

For medical repatriation, we provide a private jet or ambulance aircraft, depending on the patient’s medical condition and location. Air ambulances are equipped with the latest medical equipment and permit the best possible in-flight medical care with the shortest lead times. Our patients always receive the best care, and are quickly and safely repatriated.

Medical repatriation on a commercial flight

Using a commercial flight is often the most appropriate – and cheapest – method if the patient is stable and can be transported lying down. Stretchers can be accommodated in aircraft by removing some seats. A screen separates the patient from other passengers, ensuring privacy. Patients are accompanied at all times by medical staff. Should any complications arise, our highly qualified team will act quickly to guarantee the patient’s safety.

We take care of everything

Our Medical Air Service team has decades of experience in organising medical repatriation from anywhere in the world. We arrange transport from hospital bed to hospital bed, including ground transport from the foreign hospital to the nearest airport and from the UK airport to hospital or the patient’s home. The Medical Air Service even communicates with foreign authorities and with doctors on-site. The patient can concentrate on getting well again; we take care of the rest.

Do you have any questions? 

If you would like to know more about repatriation by plane, please see our list of FAQs.

Contact us

Our team members are available 24/7 to provide advice. We can arrange quick medical repatriation worldwide.

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