How much does medical evacuation from Africa typically cost?

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Short Answer
According to travel insurance provider, Travelex, the cost of a medical evacuation from West Africa to Atlanta, if roughly $200,000.00, plus any additional costs for special isolation equipment.

More Detail
The actual price of a medical evacuation can vary greatly due to location of the patient, the nearest facility with appropriate isolation chambers, and availability of properly equipped aircrafts and crew. In the event a traveler needs a medical evacuation, Squaremouth recommends contacting the travel insurance provider’s 24 hour emergency assistance line immediately after contacting the local emergency services.

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