Medical Air Service Blog

In our blog, we further elaborate on topics concerning ambulance flights and medical repatriation.

The USA is considered to be the land of (almost unlimited) opportunity – and that goes for the medical field too. Several US hospitals are among the world leaders and attract patients from all over the world. However, medical tourism in the US is associated with expensive treatment and high travel costs, which must be borne privately. But the ...

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Introduction There are several reasons why you might need medical repatriation. Intensive care patients usually need a quick medevac by air ambulance, whether by jet or 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 ...

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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 to travelers. 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 ...

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For ages, America has been called the land of freedom and opportunities. It is one of the biggest countries in the world filled with scenic landscapes - ranging from the 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 ...

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Ibiza is portrayed as an island for fun, frolic, and parties. No wonder, this long stretch of coastline with over 50 beaches and a vibrant nightlife to boast, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain. The abundance of bars, nightclubs, water sports and quaint villages lure people seeking adventure or a laid-back retreat from ...

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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, 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 is the ...

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Americans love to enjoy life and travel around the world to see new and exciting places. A recent survey showed that there was an 8% rise in US travelers 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 destination ...

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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. This just goes to show that UK citizens are taking more holidays abroad with some of the most visited destinations being Spain, France, Italy, Ireland, the ...

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Let’s face it: it costs a lot to get travelers 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. Let’s face it, amidst your wanderlust adventures and endless discoveries in a new country, the last thing you would want to think about is medical repatriation. Depending on where you are travelling to, in case ...

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Let us 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 and not too uncomfortable for you. However, this is valid only if everything ...

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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.  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 driving on ...

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Whether for business travel or leisure, If you are planning to visit European countries, you are probably aware that the Schengen Area comprises 26 European states excluding Bulgaria, Cyprus Croatia, Romania, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Under 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, crowds of travellers from the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland travel to Germany for its great outdoor locations, shopping opportunities, cleanliness, nightlife and ...

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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 factors for the influx of foreign travellers to the ...

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A leading news site recently reported that one in four people travelling to a foreign destination does 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, medical emergencies and accidents may happen anytime and to anyone. That only goes to explain why ...

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A more cost-effective option for repatriation is through ground ambulances, not air ambulances.  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 long journey? How critical is it to get the patient back home? Other factors ...

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Every day, we advise dozens of people on medical repatriation from abroad. We are often asked whether using a ground ambulance to bring a patient home from abroad is a sensible alternative to using an emergency medical aircraft or any other medical transportation alternative. There are many reasons you might ask this, and we discuss these ...

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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 or even which type of ground ambulance will transport them to the air ambulance. In such cases, a consultation with the doctor ...

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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. Germany as a medical tourism destination Individuals ...

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Medical transport on a commercial flight is the most economical way of transporting injured or sick people by air. However, it is worth noting that this is only possible for less complex illnesses when patients are not dependent on artificial respiration or other intensive care procedures during the patient transport. Patient transport on a ...

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Nobody likes to think about it, but it happens – you may have an accident on holiday or fall seriously ill abroad, meaning you need to be repatriated home as soon as possible. You might even need intensive care transport, depending on the severity of your situation. Whom to contact if you fall ill abroad?  Many people contact their ...

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As well as providing medical flights and medical repatriations from abroad, we also offer patient transport on the ground. We can, for instance, take patients from the clinic to the airport or collect them from the airport after an air ambulance flight and drive them home. We deploy ambulances and rescue vehicles depending on the medical ...

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The equipment inside most air ambulances is the similar as the one you will find in an intensive care ward.  One – or, in larger medical planes – several mobile hospital beds (the stretchers on which patients are transported) and many medical devices, which constantly analyse patients’ vital signs and emit an alarm signal if there is a problem ...

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