Does Medical Evacuation provide transportation for a traveling companion?

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Short Answer

Typically, the Medical Evacuation benefit does not provide transportation for an injured traveler’s traveling companion unless there is room on the medical evacuation vessel.

More Detail

Medical Evacuation coverage does not guarantee transportation for a traveling companion. This can be determined by the medical evacuation vessel, usually depending on the amount of room available. However, most policies that include Trip Interruption coverage can provide reimbursement for additional transportation expenses back home due to a traveling companion’s unforeseen sickness or injury.

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