What is Repatriation?

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Short Answer

Repatriation provides medical transportation to return to your home country, when recommended by the physician treating you and approved by the provider. Repatriation can also refer to the return of remains to a traveler’s home country.

More Detail

Repatriation refers to your transportation back home for for medical treatment, as well as the transportation of remains back to your country of residence.

Typically, this coverage is included in the Medical Evacuation and Repatriation benefit. Medical Evacuation is meant to cover the cost of medical transportation to the nearest adequate medical facility, or back home to receive treatment when medically necessary and pre-approved by the travel insurance provider. 

This information can vary based on the travel insurance policy. Please review the policy certificate to verify coverage. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET seven days a week and are delighted to help!