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Having a sick or injured relative abroad can be distressing. We hope to relieve you of any concerns or uncertainty by providing comprehensive information on the different aspects of worldwide patient repatriations. For this reason, we regularly publish detailed articles on these topics in our blog. Of course, we are always at your disposal to answer any questions – including about our news articles – at any time.

Portugal has always been a favourite holiday destination for British travellers. It is considered to be the one of the least expensive tourist spots in Europe, all the while offering the best beaches and landscapes. However, whenever you are travelling, it is essential that you take certain precautions to ensure your safety.  Looking at the ...

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France attracts visitors of all ages and from all over the world with some of the most beautiful attractions peppered with a staggering amount of history. You anticipate returning home with fully charged batteries after exploring and enjoying the country's most famous landmarks, glitzy ski resorts, and world-class art and architecture ...

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Travelling can be stressful in the best of circumstances, but it can be especially anxiety-inducing for those who have been diagnosed with lung cancer or are undergoing lung cancer treatment. A lung cancer diagnosis, on the other hand, does not have to spell the end of travel, whether for business or pleasure. You might even have to travel for ...

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From fairy-tale castles to medieval villages and World Heritage landscapes to historic monuments, Germany has many facets. Steeped in history, its main cities, namely Cologne, Frankfurt or Hamburg, also feature among Europe's trendiest cultural hotspots. Do you want to know more about it? Discover our picks for the top 5 most beautiful places ...

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An air ambulance, in most, if not all, cases is a necessity. It is not a symbol of grandeur or richness. Instead, it shows the inability to travel as everyone normally would because of a medical condition. For patients, travelling is a necessity, whether it is to obtain medical treatment or to get back home to recover. In these cases, they ...

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The history and culture of India is so vast that it has become a land of mysticism and intrigue for British residents and citizens. This is just one of the reasons why it has become a popular tourist destination for British travellers. They wish to discover a whole new world. While a holiday in India is a time of discovery, the act of ...

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The number of precautions that pregnant women need to take when carrying a baby can be overwhelming for some. Rightly so since two lives are at risk. To ease the mind of those having travel plans, we explore the popular belief that flying may cause a miscarriage.  Debunking the myth that flying can cause a miscarriage Looking at the risks of ...

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Flying with epilepsy can be scary, especially for those who have just been diagnosed with this condition and do not quite know how to manage it. Epilepsy is, in fact, one of the most common neurological disorders in the world. During a seizure or a fit, sudden bursts of electrical activity take place in the brain, causing a wide range of ...

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As a recent open-heart surgery patient, your fear of experiencing cardiovascular and other health complications while flying is understandable. Being trapped into an airplane 35,000 feet in the sky, inhaling dry air in a pressurized germ-infested cabin with low humidity and reduced oxygen level hour after hour, with no guarantee that your ...

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If you are considering or have had a knee arthroplasty, one question that may be running through your mind is, "How long after my knee replacement surgery can I fly?" The truth is that recovering from a total joint replacement surgery requires patience, and the time needed for full recovery varies from one person to another. Remember that your ...

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Long-haul commercial flights are frequently associated with increased health risks, especially for vulnerable individuals suffering from underlying illnesses like heart failure (HF). The purpose of this review is to educate patients with such cardiovascular problems by laying out some useful precautions to take before and during air travel ...

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Traveling with a baby can be difficult, but travelling with a sick baby can be even more challenging. Flying with a tiny human whose natural reaction to discomfort or pain is to scream and cry as loudly as possible is exhausting. While this may be manageable at home or in your car, you may be taken aback in a large cabin full of strangers who ...

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There is an ongoing debate about whether patients in need of care should be transported by an air ambulance or a ground ambulance. While a ground ambulance is a less expensive option than a dedicated air ambulance, the latter is the preferred option for saving valuable time during the golden hour of your injury or illness. You might be unsure ...

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On the 7th of May 2022, the UK detected the first confirmed case of the Monkeypox virus. It was a traveller who had just come to the UK from Nigeria. This is a virus that is usually found in west or central Africa and the uncommonness of it being spread in other parts of the world has created a sense of consternation globally. People might be ...

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While cancer can overwhelm and change the course of our life completely, it is not totally restrictive. With the right precautions, proper planning and assistance, cancer patients can find a new sense of normality and carry on with their lives. Depending on their physical condition, they can fly without any issue. However, it is important that ...

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Medical Repatriation UK provides a comprehensive range of air ambulances dedicated to repatriation and medevac flights to and from the United Kingdom. Our bed-to-bed service is one of our all-inclusive services that distinguishes us from other medical flight providers. Our knowledgeable and friendly case managers, who are available 24 hours a ...

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What exactly does repatriation mean? The majority of UK citizens and residents envision someone returning back to their country of origin. In fact, this is precisely what repatriation means. However, it does not have to be after years of living abroad. In this sense, travellers who become ill or injured while overseas may use repatriation ...

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Traveling internationally can be exhilarating, but it can also be stressful, and stressors impact people differently. They may intensify mental health problems in passengers with pre-existing or latent psychiatric disorders or make unusual behaviours and abrupt mood swings become apparent for the first time. Indeed, exposing travellers to an ...

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When going abroad for pleasure or business, UK citizens and residents must ensure that they are properly covered against illnesses and injuries. But what if their condition is so severe that they require treatment in the United Kingdom itself? Likewise, what happens, for example, if a British national is unable to access proper medical ...

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When the flu and cold seasons begin, symptoms like runny noses and fever appear quickly, intensifying the fear of those who are already concerned about the Covid-19 pandemic. The travel industry is one of the many sectors that have been flipped upside down since the Coronavirus hit the earth like a meteor in 2020. Indeed, it has since been ...

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