US air ambulance from France: how to get back home if you are stuck in France?

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With its individualistic gastronomic, historic and artistic heritage, France never ceases to fascinate American travelers. Whether you intend to visit the country just for fun or for a deeper purpose, France has something for everyone, which is why it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. With a glass of Bordeaux's finest wine in hand, get inspired by its impressive architecture in Lyon, its pebbly beaches in Nice or its iconic "Dame de fer" in Paris.

However, something could derail your dream vacation plans. From an accident-related injury to a pre-existing medical condition worsening or contracting the dreaded coronavirus, the risks of a serious health emergency occurring during your vacation in France are higher than you might think. Your US medical repatriation via a specialized air ambulance may be the best option, particularly if you require extensive and long-term medical care.

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6 common medical emergencies that could ruin your holidays in France

Medical emergencies are quite common. But that doesn’t make them inoffensive. A health problem may occur when you least expect it - in a grocery store, on a city street, or at a sporting event. The following are some emergency situations that can occur anytime and anywhere:

  • Bleeding: This situation becomes an emergency when you are unable to control the bleeding despite proper first aid assistance, when an object has pierced your skin and you are unable to remove it because it is too deep, or when you can see your tissue or bone.
  • Seizures: They are common in people with epilepsy and can also occur as a result of a closed head injury, or a stroke. Seizures lasting more than five minutes or having multiple seizures one after the other are serious medical emergencies.
  • Heart attacks: Symptoms appear in the form of severe chest pain, pain in the left arm radiating from the chest and difficulty breathing. Complications of a heart attack can be serious, if not fatal.
  • Strokes: A Stroke is another severe and potentially fatal medical emergency in which time is of the essence. The sooner you seek medical attention, the better your chances of recovery are.
  • Breathing problems: Difficulty breathing can occur as a result of an allergic reaction, asthma attacks, or the flu. The primary symptoms are shortness of breath, noisy breathing, and pain while taking deep breaths, all of which can be life-threatening.
  • Covid-19: The coronaviruses cause SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). No one is totally immune to it. That, combined with the fact that it spreads easily from person to person and infects the upper respiratory tract, makes it extremely dangerous.

Covid-19 regulations: what happens if you are tested positive in France?

Fully vaccinated travelers (including a booster)

You must self-isolate for 7 days as from the date of the positive test result or the day you first notice symptoms. This period can be reduced to 5 days if you have a negative supervised PCR or antigen test on day 5 and have not displayed any symptoms in the previous 48 hours. These rules apply to children aged less than 12, regardless of their vaccination status.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers

You must self-isolate for 10 days from the date of the positive test result or the day you first notice symptoms. Your self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you have a negative supervised PCR or antigen test on day 7 and have not displayed any symptoms in the previous 48 hours.

Important note: You'll have to extend your stay in France until the end of your isolation period. The French government does not provide, or pay for, quarantine housing.

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Travelers guide to healthcare in France (Why should you consider US medical repatriation?)

The French healthcare system is widely regarded as among the best in the world. Despite its success, France is not without problems. It has one of the world's most expensive healthcare systems and struggles to afford new technology.

For these and other reasons, Americans frequently prefer to return to their home country from France for medical treatment in the event of an emergency. The majority of them are covered by Medicare and can receive free or low-cost, and higher-quality, treatment in the US. Americans who are alone in France also prefer to be treated in a country where they can be near their loved ones and communicate freely with their doctor. Moral support from family and friends, as well as having someone care for you while you are sick, can improve your recovery rate significantly.

An air ambulance for patients from France to the US

Certain medical conditions, exacerbated by the patient's fragile state of health, make conventional flying in a scheduled flight impossible. In fact, in addition to all of the tasks associated with commercial flying, traveling in a pressurized cabin can be hazardous, if not fatal, to the patient. Covid-19-related breathing difficulties or a recent surgery to remove a foreign object from an open wound, for example, may necessitate a special isolation unit or a sea-level flight respectively. Only on a medical flight are these options available.

Private and secure, as well as equipped with cutting-edge medical equipment, our air ambulance aircraft are dedicated to long-distance patient transportation. Doctors and paramedics are on board to care for the patient throughout the flight, making them ideal for transporting patients who require constant medical attention and care.

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Our all-inclusive medical services and additional benefits

In addition to our aeromedical transport services, we offer the following extras to ensure that patients are not only safe but also comfortable during their flight:

  • Free consultation with aviation experts: Prior to the organization of your flight, our multilingual and friendly agents will assess your medical needs, discuss several medical flight options based on your condition, and provide you with a personalized and non-binding medical flight quote.
  • Bed-to-bed service: Thanks to our bed-to-bed services, organizing ground transportation and scheduling arrival and departure times will be a breeze. We can transport any patient from a care facility to the air ambulance and vice versa, while keeping them connected to any vital medical devices throughout the journey.
  • Medical escort service: Our commercial medical escort service is a low-cost but efficient alternative to chartered medical flights. It entails flying commercially while being accompanied by a medical professional. Depending on their condition, the patient can also travel lying down on a commercial stretcher. Our medical escort will keep an eye on the patient's condition throughout the flight in both cases.
  • Covid-19 air ambulance: Travelers who tested positive while abroad can return home without violating quarantine restrictions thanks to our specially designed Covid-19 mobile isolation units.
  • Sea-level flights: By keeping pace with the latest technologies, we are capable of conducting sea-level flights, as well as monitoring the cabin’s pressure to be closer to sea-level pressure, and ensure certain patients are not adversely affected by lower levels of oxygen.
  • Pediatric air ambulances: For the safe transportation of sick babies and infants, both pediatricians and special neonatal equipment can be made available.

Contact us for an air ambulance from France to the US

As an experienced air ambulance provider, we ensure that each long-distance patient transportation is safe, quick, and comfortable. We assess all of your requirements before designing the best air ambulance solution for you based on your specific situation. Simply contact us to book an air ambulance from France to the United States. Our expert agents will handle everything after the initial contact.

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