Falling ill while you are abroad can be incredibly stressful for you and your family. The standard of healthcare available varies enormously and language barriers can compound your difficulties. If you find yourself in hospital abroad without travel insurance, you can be in for a rough ride.
Costs can rise rapidly and many foreign hospitals take advantage of tourists and travellers by carrying out unnecessary test and procedures and are in no rush to minimise the length of your stay. Yet according to ABTA, 38% of travellers planning holidays didn’t have travel insurance in 2019.
The team at Rescue International has decades of experience with international case management, liaising with local doctors and foreign hospitals in almost every country worldwide, ensuring safety and minimising costs.
We can help.
Ensuring your Safety, Minimising your Bills
Provide us with details of your illness, location and local medical care and the Rescue International team will call the responsible local doctor to ensure they have the resources and expertise to care for you safely. We will discuss any tests or treatments that aren’t medically appropriate or necessary. We will also monitor the progress of your recovery and liaise with the local team to find the soonest opportunity to get you home safely.
Getting you Home Safely
If you need international medical assistance in another country, we offer a professional International Medical Repatriation Service using airline flights with a medical escort, or our International Air Ambulance if you are seriously ill. If you have tested positive for coronavirus, we’ve also got you covered with our full Coronavirus Positive Air Ambulance Service.
The service is free for Rescue International Pandemic Plan Members, and R1,750.00 for 24hrs support for silver, gold and platinum members.
Wherever you are in the world, with our case management service, we’re there for you.