The right travel insurance for those with pre-existing medical conditions can give you the peace of mind to really enjoy your travels. Our repatriation travel insurance covers you should you fall ill or get injured while on holiday and need to be transported back to your home country for further care.
Repatriation travel insurance covers you should you fall ill or get injured while on holiday, and need to be transported back to your home country for further care. This type of insurance covers you for medical emergencies, which is vital to prevent unexpected medical bills and give you the support you need if you have any medical problems while you are away.
Because if you fall ill or get injured while on holiday, you may need to be transported back to your home country for further care – this is where your repatriation insurance kicks in and why it’s essential.
But how much do you really know about the levels of repatriation cover available? And what steps to take if you need to use it? We answer these questions and more below!
We are pleased to tell you that cover for repatriation is included as standard on every AllClear policy. Please note, this may not be the case for other insurance providers!
If you need to be transported home following a medical problem abroad, it can cost thousands of pounds, because you may require:
If you are travelling in Europe, you may believe the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can protect you. However, it’s important to know the EHIC does not provide repatriation cover, and according to the Association of British Insurers, an air ambulance from Spain can cost £25,000. If you think that’s costly, please note that repatriation from countries like the USA is significantly higher, potentially running into hundreds of thousands of pounds, due to their predominantly private and expensive healthcare systems. Without repatriation cover, you’ll have to foot the bill yourself.
Thankfully, specialist medical travel insurance can cover repatriation and offer 24/7 emergency helplines to help you get the treatment you need wherever you are in the world.
Yes! Every AllClear policy covers medical expenses AND repatriation caused by your pre-existing conditions. So, all you have to do is declare your conditions during our simple 3 step quote process and you can get repatriation cover for up to £15,000,000.
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If you’re planning on hitting the slopes, then you’ll need the add on of Winter Sports cover to ensure you’re covered for medical repatriation.
Likewise, if you’re planning an extra adventurous holiday with ‘hazardous activities’ planned, you should check that all planned events are covered. For example, if you are trekking above 3,000M on AllClear policies there may be an additional premium to pay to cover the activity.
However, you may also be surprised with how many activities can be covered for no additional cost on AllClear branded policies, from kayaking to surfing to even banana boat rides!
If you are unlucky enough for repatriation to be considered, your case will be assessed by the specialist medical assistance team of your travel insurance policy, and the assessment of your doctor abroad.
Their decision will depend on several factors, including the facilities and level of care available in the country where you are being treated, and whether it is medically safe for you to travel.
* With a purchase of an AllClear branded policy, you’ll automatically enter the £500 prize draw. Plus, you’ll get 20% off the base price of your policy. Discount does not apply to any premium generated to cover medical conditions and optional extras. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends at 23:59 on 4/12/23. T&Cs apply
Written by: AllClear TeamLast Updated: 23 November 2023
 Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 30,000 reviews as of January 2023.
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