Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation

If you suffer a sickness or injury that is seen as acute or life threatening during the course of your trip and adequate medical treatment is not available in the immediate area, Emergency Medical Evacuation will arrange to medically transport you to an appropriate medical facility. Medical Repatriation will arrange for you to return home for care, and Repatriation of Remains will arrange for the return of your remains should you die abroad.

This is a brief overview of benefits that may be available to you. Always be sure to read your travel insurance policy for full details.

How Emergency Medical Evacuation Pays

You may need to seek medical attention if you become sick or injured while on your trip. If adequate medical treatment is not available in the immediate area, you may need emergency medical evacuation, medical repatriation, or, in the event of your death, repatriation of remains.

TravelSafe will cover up to $1,000,000 in emergency medical evacuation expenses. This is dependent upon which plan you purchase, so be sure to read your policy.

Legally Qualified Physician and the Program Medical Advisor  

The local attending legally qualified physician and the program medical advisor must determine that the transportation is medically necessary to treat the unforeseen illness or injury.

Emergency Medical Evacuation  

While on your trip, you may need medical care, and adequate care may not be available in the immediate area. Emergency Medical Evacuation will be arranged to medically transport you to an appropriate facility capable of providing necessary treatment.

Medical Repatriation

Suffering an injury while traveling can really put a damper on your trip. That’s especially true when you still have to make your way home. These coverages can come in handy when you need these substitutions for recovery on a cruise ship cabin or hotel room.

Economy Transportation for One Visitor

If you’re traveling alone and are hospitalized for more than 7 consecutive days without requiring emergency evacuation, TravelSafe will pay to transport one person, chosen by you, by economy transportation, for a single visit to and from your bedside.

Unattended Children Under 18

If you are in the hospital for more than 7 consecutive days and your children who are under 18 years of age and accompanying you on your trip are left unattended, economy airfare transportation will be paid to return the dependent to their home.  

Hospital of Choice

Subject to terms and conditions, you may choose to be transported to a hospital in a city within the U.S. The hospital cannot be located within your primary place of residence, and the maximum amount payable is limited to the cost of transportation to your primary place of residence.

Dispatch of a Physician

Benefits will be paid for the travel expenses incurred and medical services provided by the dispatched physician if the local attending, legally qualified physician and program medical advisor cannot adequately assess your need for medical evacuation or transportation.

Return of Remains

In the event of your death during your trip, return of remains helps cover the expenses to return you back to your primary place of residence in the U.S. or to the place of burial.


It is especially important to read your plan documents. Read the exclusions to understand what will disqualify travelers from Emergency Medical Evacuation.

Important Plan Information

Not all coverages apply to the TravelSafe Basic Plan. Benefits in this website are described on a general basis only. There are certain restrictions, exclusions and limitations that apply to all coverages and services. This web page does not constitute or form any part of the Plan Document or any other contract of any kind. Plan benefits limits, and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction or may not be available in all states. The Pre-Existing Condition exclusion is waived (under the Classic and Classic Plus Plans only) provided You have purchased the plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip deposit and you are not disabled from travel at the time you purchase this your plan. It is important to read your plan documents to have a full understanding of the coverage available to you.

To review full plan details for each plan visit our plan documents page. Any questions regarding TravelSafe Plans can be answered by calling 888-885-7233.