Travel During COVID: Should You Have a Medical Evacuation Membership?

Most travelers, when asked, will say that if they fall ill, or sustain a serious injury in a foreign country, they would prefer to be treated in a hospital they know and trust at home.

Yet many people, when faced with an accident or illness while traveling, find themselves stuck in a hospital far away - despite having medical evacuation benefits as part of their travel insurance policy. That’s because the medical evacuation coverage in most travel insurance, health insurance (and credit card travel benefits) only provides medical transport to the “nearest acceptable”