Most travel insurance plans offer some level of coverage for medical evacuation & repatriation. This can be as simple as being transported to a local medical facility or as complex as returning home on an air ambulance. Coverage amounts can vary drastically. Some plans cover $50,000 or less, while others boast coverage up to $2,000,000 for medical evacuation. Travelex, who uses the emergency assistance services of On Call International for medical evacuation, recently provided statistics on the number of transports, nurse escorts and related costs.
Regarding the average cost of an evacuation, we have calculated average costs for both Air Ambulance and Nurse Escort evacuations from the counties listed below.
#Air Ambulance Average Cost #Nurse Escorts Average Cost
France 2 $57,300 13 $22,193
Mexico 30 $28,809 11 $8,934
Canada 8 $18,425 27 $12,041
UK 1 $55,950 17 $21,852
Italy 2 $64,625 26 $26.561