Getting Travellers Home Safely

Medical repatriation is a form of emergency medical transport. It is the process of returning a sick or injured person to their home country for medical treatment or to recover further at home.

At World Travel Protection we have over three decades of experience safely and efficiently getting travellers home. We know that can be a step closer to familiar surroundings, for those who need it.

Difference Between Medical Repatriation and Medical Evacuation?

Repatriation is the process of returning a traveller to their country of origin in a commercial airliner, while medical evacuation is the process of transporting a critically sick or injured person to another medical facility.


At World Travel Protection, we are experts in helping you get the care you need regardless of what situation you may find yourself in.

Challenges of Medical Repatriation

Medical repatriation can be a complex and difficult process, fraught with challenges and potential problems. The travellers’ health and well-being are of paramount importance, making it essential that all aspects of the medical repatriation process are handled with care and professionalism.


World Travel Protection have the knowledge and resources necessary to navigate through any obstacle to ensure that your travellers receive the best possible care during their return home.

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Transportation for Medical Repatriation

When arranging for medical transport, it is important to work with a qualified and experienced provider who can ensure safe and timely transportation. Medical transport can use commercial aircraft, air ambulances (fixing wing aircraft and helicopters), or ground transportation such as ambulances, large sedans or trains.


Not all medical providers are created equal. At Work Travel Protection, we only work with providers who have extensive experience in conducting these missions, and who can offer a wide range of services and options. 


We take it a step further to provide travellers a seamless transition of care, from bed to bed (or front door). Family members are notified and each medical facility will be made aware so that admission can be arranged. 

High Quality Medical Care

One of the most important cornerstones of high quality medical care is continuity of care. This means ensuring that the traveller’s medical care is uninterrupted, regardless of their location. Qualified and experienced medical assistance providers, like our World Travel Protection, ensure that the traveller’s care is transferred seamlessly, minimising any disruption in their treatment or medical needs.


Another key cornerstone of high quality medical care is communication. World Travel Protection will maintain open and constant communication with the traveller, their family and risk manager, as well as with the hospital and transport provider health care professionals.


Finally, we will always put the traveller’s safety and well-being first. At World Travel Protection, we work tirelessly to ensure that the traveller receives the best possible care, and that all necessary arrangements and logistical plans are made in a timely and efficient manner.

Choosing the Right Facility​

First and foremost we choose the facility with the best care for the traveller’s needs in their home location. If the patient requires specialists we will take that into account. World Travel Protection considers personal preference to help our travellers settle into a location which is close to their home, family or friends to support them during this difficult time.

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Medical Repatriation Services

At World Travel Protection, we know that with the right planning and support, travellers can receive the treatment they need and make a successful transition back to their home country. Medical repatriation is just one way we keep you safe with our emergency medical assistance services.

To learn more about how our travel medical assistance services can help support travellers and businesses manage travel risks, get in touch with us today by simply filling out the form below. Your safety and care is our top priority.