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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 news section. Of course, we are always at your disposal to answer any questions – including about our news articles – at any time.

The Adriatic coast of Croatia attracts a huge number of tourists every year. The holiday makers are tempted by the fabulous beaches and picturesque little ports. Croatia appeals to young people, families and older people alike and offers something for everyone. However, a sudden illness or an accident can bring the holiday fun to an abrupt ...

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New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, the historic Route 66, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and so many other national parks, the Superbowl or the Oscars: surely no other country in the world offers so many opportunities for a holiday as the USA? Due to the economic importance of the country with its numerous multinational ...

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According to the British census of 2011, almost 1.2 million people in the UK had their roots in Pakistan. Many of them visit Pakistan regularly – either because they still have family there or because they want to visit the country of their ancestors. But what happens in the event of an accident or a sudden illness? Medical care in many areas ...

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From the ski resorts of the Italian Alps to the awe-inspiring sights of Rome, from the picturesque landscapes of Sicily to the beaches of the Italian Riviera, Italy is always worth visiting. It is not surprising that so many British tourists are drawn to Italy year after year. Italy is simply one of the most popular holiday destinations for ...

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When clarifying the acceptance of costs by the responsible insurance company in advance of the medical repatriation, patients and relatives are often confronted with the question of whether the repatriation is medically reasonable or necessary. This is not just an important question from the medical point of view, the answer to this question ...

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Most medical repatriations have to be organised in a very short space of time. Even if the patient has been classified as fit to travel, some questions will need to be clarified before departure. Which equipment and which medicines will be needed during the return journey? Does the patient need to be transported in an emergency vehicle or ...

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The question of whether a patient is fit to travel often arises during the preparations for a medical repatriation in an ambulance aircraft, scheduled airliner, helicopter or ground ambulance. Many patients and their relatives do not know who can best answer this question and therefore rely on the opinion of the doctors in the foreign hospital ...

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If a patient is unable to leave their holiday location on their own for health reasons, medical repatriation by air is often the only way to return home. We often use ambulance aircraft for this purpose. If the patient's health permits, they can also be flown sitting or lying down on board a scheduled airliner. Will my insurance cover the ...

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Depending on the patient's state of health, there are always a number of possibilities to choose from for medical repatriation by air. Following initial treatment for an accident abroad, for example, patients often wish to continue treatment at a hospital near their own home. Trust in the doctors in their home country and wanting to be close ...

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Nothing is as certain as uncertainty. During a holiday, an accident or illness can lead to serious problems. In emergency situations first aid is provided on the spot. But afterwards, many patients wish to be treated in a hospital in their home country, close to their family and friends. In these cases, safe medical repatriation is required ...

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Before going away on holiday, have you ever thought about what would happen if you were unable to get home under your own steam after an accident? It is understandable that many people set out on their travels optimistically and don't envisage such eventualities. However, accidents always happen unexpectedly. It is, therefore, all the more ...

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Those who have taken out travel insurance usually feel quite safe. They assume that all eventualities are covered by the insurance and that the costs of a possible medical repatriation from abroad will also be covered. However, the insurance policy does not always cover the costs of a medical repatriation. The clauses in the policies are ...

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A medical emergency can affect anyone while travelling, whether they are young or old, sick or healthy. A single missed step can lead to a complicated fracture and even a mosquito bite can potentially cause a dangerous illness. It is understandable that many travellers do not concern themselves with these possible emergencies. After all, you ...

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Turkey, with its popular holiday resorts like Antalya, Izmir, Istanbul and Fethiye, attracts many tourists during the holiday season every year. But many British Turkish guests also come here to holiday at home and to visit their families. In addition to the charming landscape and the riviera, value for money and the hospitality of the people ...

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When planning their holiday, most forward-thinking people also take out travel insurance. This covers the cost of treatment if an accident occurs on holiday or medical treatment is required at the local doctor's surgery or hospital. Theoretically, many travel insurance providers also cover the costs of medical repatriation to the UK. In ...

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