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There are several reasons why you might need medical repatriation. Intensive care patients usually need a quick medevac by air ambulance, whether a jet or a  helicopter. Depending on the patient’s condition and the flight route, medical repatriation via commercial stretcher on scheduled flights is an economic alternative to the use of an air ...

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London is one of the most visited cities in the world – it has something for everyone. From culture and history to food and nightclubs, the city has a lot to offer. Although life in London is full of excitement, even Londoners like to travel abroad every now and then. While most people travel to other European countries, many people will go ...

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Since ages, America is called the land of freedom and opportunities. It is one of the biggest countries in the world filled with scenic landscapes - ranging from tallest skyscrapers and historic streets to verdant forests and sparkling deserts. With so much to do and see, the United States stands high as one of the most sought after tourist ...

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If you are a 90s kid or teenager, you’ve probably heard of Vengaboys shouting on the top of their voice “Whoa, we’re going to Ibiza...We’re gonna have a party... In The Mediterranean Sea!  We are sure that brings back wonderful memories of the good ol’ days. It also goes to show how Ibiza is portrayed – as a land for fun, forlic, and ...

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Life in the Little Red Dot may sometimes get too stressful. It’s no surprise that Singaporeans love to travel, whether it’s a long vacation in Paris or just a weekend in Bangkok to recharge the energy. A recent survey showed that people in Singapore took an average of 5.2 vacations in one year. While it’s great to travel around the world, home ...

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Americans love to live the good life and travel around the world to see new and exciting places. A recent survey showed that there was an 8% rise in US travellers going to international destinations. Many of them did not stray too far away from home and preferred holidaying in Mexico, followed by Canada. Europe was the third most visited ...

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According to a report published by ONS (Office of National Statistics), UK residents took 70.8 million foreign trips in 2016 alone. It marked a significant rise of 8% increase from 2015. It just goes to show that UK citizens are taking more holidays and some of the most visited destinations are Spain, France, Italy, Ireland, the USA, Portugal ...

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Let’s face it. It costs a lot to get travellers back home when they fall ill abroad, but life is more precious than money! Many people are apprehensive about medevac services, considering them too expensive. However, if you take into account the challenges you and your family members may face in a foreign country if one of you has an accident ...

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The excitement of traveling to a foreign land to explore new places, enjoy new experiences, and meet new people can be overwhelming. The last thing you would want to think about is medical repatriation, but let us forget that future is unseen. Depending on where you are travelling to, finding modern medical care may be tough in case you fall ...

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Let me begin by saying that flying with a baby bump is perfectly safe if you are enjoying a healthy pregnancy and following your doctor’s advice. The best time to travel is perhaps the second trimester when you are over morning sickness and the belly is not too large to make it uncomfortable for you to manoeuvre in the airport. However, we are ...

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Its beaches, vibrant cities, historic buildings and lively culture make Spain one of the popular holiday destinations for the British. From carnivals and festivals to sailing and skiing, there is so much to see and enjoy in the country. Since so many people visit Spain from the UK, there is a high demand for medical repatriation to the UK ...

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Australia, the land of white-sand beaches, surreal red deserts, breathtaking wildlife, tropical forests, and snowy mountains, is one of the most varied and interesting travel destinations around.  What we love best about this sixth biggest land mass in the world is that it offers everything that a discerning traveller may look for. From ...

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If you are planning to visit the European countries for business or leisure, you are probably aware that the Schengen Area comprises of 26 European states excluding Bulgaria, Cyprus Croatia, Romania, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. According to the Schengen agreement, residents of the countries that fall under this area are free to move ...

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Scenic landscapes, soulful big cities, historic places and romantic towns make Germany the seventh most visited country in the world. Every year legions of travellers from Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland come to Germany for its great outdoor locations, shopping opportunity, cleanliness, nightlife and food ...

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India has one of the fastest developing tourism sectors in the world, and over 6% of the nation’s GDP (gross domestic product) comes from tourism alone. From a wide range of exotic holiday-destinations and world-famous business districts to states offering medical tourism are all responsible for the influx of foreign travellers to the country ...

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A leading news site recently reported that one in four people travelling to a foreign destination do not consider taking medical travel insurance. While no one wants to dwell on the idea of things going wrong or falling ill on a dream vacation, accidents may happen anytime and to anyone. That only goes to explain why you must get a travel ...

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A more cost-effective option is repatriation from abroad by ground ambulance, not air ambulance. However, when organising such a trip, it is important to check the patient’s health. Is this the best way for them to travel? Are they strong enough to cope with the longer journey? Other factors we need to take into consideration include the ...

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Every day, we advise dozens of people on repatriation from abroad. We are often asked whether using an ambulance to bring a patient home from abroad is a sensible alternative to using an aircraft. There are many reasons you might ask this, and we discuss these further below. Availability Many people see air ambulances as a form of ...

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Under some circumstances, we are able to organise air ambulance flights at very short notice even if patients and family members do not have visas. We can do this if treatment in another country seems necessary, is urgent or cannot be carried out at the patient’s current location.  Please get in touch with us as soon as you can: if you meet ...

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Most ambulance flights have to be carried out as fast as possible. Even if a patient has been deemed fit to travel, it is important to find out which drugs they are on, what kind of equipment they will require, which ambulance will transport them to the air ambulance, etc. In such cases, a phone call to the doctor currently treating the ...

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German hospitals enjoy an excellent reputation among many patients worldwide. Especially in Russia and the CIS countries as well as the rest of Eastern Europe, but also on the Arabian Peninsula and in Asia, Germany is considered one of the top destinations for medical procedures abroad. Individuals from Russia and Kazakhstan still constitute ...

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Medicinal transport on a chartered flight is the most economical way of transporting injured or sick people by air. This is only possible for less complex illnesses, when patients are not dependent on artificial respiration or other intensive care procedures during patient transport. For this, several rows of seats are transformed into a ...

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Fit to fly?

June 2017

When transporting patients by air ambulance, it is important to make sure that the patient is well enough to travel. Many patients do not know who is qualified to answer such a question. For that reason, many patients rely on the opinion of doctors at the hospital where they are currently being treated. If you fall ill abroad, you may not ...

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Nobody likes to think about it, but it happens – you have an accident on holiday or fall seriously ill abroad, meaning you need to be repatriated home. You might even need intensive care transport, depending on the severity of your situation. Many people contact their insurance company first in such a situation. Insurance usually covers ...

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