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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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