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Travel Insurance Repatriation

11 November, 2018 By Carolina Tran

When you are on holiday far from home it’s important to know you're properly protected should things take a turn for the worst.

If you unexpectedly fall sick or become injured overseas and medical staff deem it necessary to bring to back to Australia, travel insurance can cover your evacuation/repatriation to bring you back home.

Repatriation, as known in the world of travel insurance is the act of returning a person home from their holiday after injury or illness overseas, or in the worst case death.

Most travel insurance policies include repatriation or medical evacuation in their policies, which gives you access to specialist medical teams around the world 24/7.

We've made it easy for you to compare repatriation cover. Keep on reading for more... 

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General Advice Warning: The contents of this article were accurate at the time of writing. Insurers change their policies from time to time, so some information may have changed. You should always read the Product Disclosure Statement of your chosen insurer to understand what is covered and what isn't. The information provided is of a general nature only and does not take into account any personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making a decision you should consider the appropriateness of the information having regard to your personal circumstances.

What does repatriation benefits include?

  • Had a slip on the slopes or need to be brough to shore quick-smart from your cruise? Your travel insurance will cover your medical transfer or evacuation transporting you to the nearest hospital for emergency medical treatment overseas.
  • Arrangements to bring you back to Australia with appropriate medical supervision. 
  • Guarantees of payment of reasonable expenses for emergency hospitalisation that may be required overseas.
  • Passing on messages to your family or employer in the case of emergency.
  • Arrangement for your dependants to return to Australia if they are left without supervision following your hospitalisation or evacuation.
  • An amount (usually around $15,000) for either a funeral cremation overseas and returning your remains to your home.

What’s Next?

Getting sick, or injuring yourself overseas is not only scary, it’s also costly. Let your travel insurance worry about the unexpected stuff, so you just travel!

Contributor Carolina

Carolina Tran

Carolina has been working exclusively in the travel insurance industry for over two years. With a customer consultancy background and currently studying law, she is a fine-print wizard who loves helping travellers find a policy that actually works for them. Speaking two languages and having travelled all over the world, Carolina discovered that she is not cut out for working holidays after a stint on her grandparents’ southern Vietnam farm, and is definitely a lounge-by-the-pool kind of lady.

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