No one likes talking about bad things. Bad things happen to other people. But, sometimes, the worst does happen and you need help and you need money.
Many Travel Insurance and Travel Health Plans include Repatriation. What the hell is Repatriation!?
If you are seriously ill or the other one (die), something will have to be done with you and or your body
Repatriation is when someone is returned to their own country.
Travel insurance repatriation is when the cost of being returned your beloved homeland from wherever you are in the world is covered by your insurance policy. This could be extremely helpful if you fall ill or are badly injured while you’re abroad….or that other thing….
In most cases, if you are ill or injured while abroad, you’ll get treatment and carry on with your holiday. But, if it’s something more serious, you may have to stay in hospital and miss your flight home.
You can use repatriation coverage if you miss your departure flight due to illness or injury and have to return on a different flight. You can also use it if you’re taken back to your home country by air ambulance or a private plane following a serious accident.
One member of your party will usually be able to stay with you and travel home with you. Your insurance will usually also cover boarding and expenses for this person.
Knowing you have repatriation travel insurance to rely on in a medical emergency can give you peace of mind and confidence to travel. It prevents you from receiving hefty medical bills.
One that other hand thing…the one that involves dying. travel insurance includes repatriation as described within your medical evacuation coverage of your travel insurance plan. Repatriation is the return of an insured traveler’s body home if they die while traveling. Unfortunately, the simple fact is that repatriating a person’s body (home) is not just a complicated and expensive process, but you or your family are in no condition to handle it OR the legal paperwork associated with the bureaucracy. And, obviously this is not an experience that you do not want to experience nor do you have the skills to make it all go smoothly
Our plans, which are the good ones…not the bad one (those are the other guy’s), include not only getting you home, either way, but pays for your family member to come and get you. Puts them up, etc. Then pays all those costs to getting you home. Dead or Alive. I’m sorry. But I couldn’t help saying that.