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In the current climate that we live in, turmoil can be unpredictable. Just recently Israel declared war on Hamas which has resulted in deaths, displacements and many more risks to the community and travelers.
Having appropriate travel protection and travel insurance is always important, but especially during times like these.
Political unrest, war, and other unforeseen emergencies can disrupt travel plans and possibly put travelers in harm's way. As such, knowing which companies can offer comprehensive emergency benefits is key. Let’s explore some of the top travel insurance companies that provide essential services to travelers in tumultuous scenarios:
Medjet has become well known as a top company that provides global air medical transport and travel security membership programs for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Security Evacuation is a feature that is included in Medjet’s offerings to travelers under its MedJetHorizon plan.
MedJet members have access to a 24/7 travel security network for in-country response and evacuation services due to natural disaster, violent crime, disappearance, political threat, terrorism, pandemic and violent crime. Additionally, Medjet members also have access to a 24/7 crisis response to kidnapping for ransom, disappearance, wrongful detention, blackmail, hijack, and extortion.
Benefit to Note: Medjet can respond as soon as a member feels uneasy; there is no need to wait for government issued hard triggers or evacuation orders.
Global Rescue provides award-winning services that have earned numerous accolades and awards from the largest and most influential travel publications and industry organizations worldwide. They provide personal and enterprise membership options that include rescue and evacuation services when travelers’ safety is threatened.
Global Rescue provides their members 24/7/365 access to travel intelligence services as well as emergency action planning. Field Rescue Services are included in Global Rescue’s offerings which feature medical and security evacuation, including extraction from conflict zones or other high-risk areas.
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Members can remain informed throughout their vacation as Global Rescue offers up-to-date information on global events and travel advisories for travelers around the clock.
Benefit to Note: Global Rescue has in-house paramedics and military special ops veterans available for consultation and assistance during emergencies.
International LifeLine is a leader in its industry, providing comprehensive global travel protection programs for travelers.
The company, in conjunction with The Guidry Group, offers travelers 24/7 Emergency Response services that include rescue from civil and political unrest, kidnapping and extortion crisis resolution services. International LifeLine’s one-of-a-kind service will deploy a team of highly skilled professionals to evaluate the situation, advise and assist travelers in the resolution of the crisis.
International LifeLine provides these services via their Response Agency which is directly appointed by the Lloyd’s of London syndicate. Members can easily receive assistance from International Lifeline during emergencies by picking up the phone and their evacuation can commence immediately.
Benefit to Note: There are no out of pocket expenses for International Lifeline members as the annual membership fee gives members access to all of these services and more.
When considering travel protection and travel insurance companies for emergency evacuation during times of uncertainty, it is important to review the offerings, terms, and exclusions of the insurance provider to ensure that the coverage is comprehensive enough for the unexpected.
Having adequate coverage and protection from a travel insurance company can reduce stress and allow for travelers to vacation with peace of mind. It’s unfortunately inevitable that disasters will strike, but it doesn’t have to strike you if you’re protected.
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