When is medical evacuation necessary?
If you suffer a critical injury or contract a life-threatening illness while travelling abroad, you may require medical evacuation. This is primarily indicated when the nearest healthcare institution lacks the medical resources required to treat you – including either a lack of expertise, a lack of equipment, or both. You will then be transported to the nearest institution with the requisite expertise and resources.
It is important to ensure that your travel insurance or health insurance covers medevac services, especially if you are travelling to remote regions or developing countries.