Do Travelers Need Medical Evacuation Insurance?
As the first of two Americans infected with Ebola return to the U.S from Liberia, some travelers may be wondering how they would make it back home if a medical emergency were to strike in a foreign land. It’s a worry that many don’t like to think about. But an unexpected illness or serious accident requiring a medical evacuation from a remote area could be financially devastating, reaching as high as $100,000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. Some companies offer individual medevac insurance or a medical evacuation membership. However, experts advise travelers to proceed with caution.
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