The World is changing and infact given us enough reasons to protect ourselves from unexpected events including health emergency, natural disaster, terrorist attack or civil unrest, when we travel.
This requires need for a Medical and Security advisory and evacuation services travel protection membership.
And the best in business is Global Rescue, which is an industry leader, providing medical and security advisory and evacuation services to travelers around the world. Global Rescue offers field rescue from the point of your injury or illness.
With operations centers staffed 24/7/365 by experienced personnel, when you call Global Rescue you speak to a real person on the first call to get you the help you need.
Please note that this is not a medical insurance, it does not cover medical expenses, this is an advisory and evacuation service travel protection insurance.
WHY GLOBAL RESCUE?
What is Global Rescue’s Medical and security advisory and evacuation travel protection?
Whether it’s a language barrier during an emergency or a lost passport, Global Rescue travel assistance can help with unexpected issues.
Medical and security advisory services
Their operations centers are staffed by experienced nurses, paramedics and military special operations veterans.
Help from the point of your illness or injury
Field rescue means that we will send help if you are unable to get to a hospital and in urgent need of care.
The right hospital, not the closest
If you do have to be hospitalized and you’re far from home, we have the proven capability to transport our members back to their home hospital of choice.
Call Global Rescue, not a call center
Speak to an expert at Global Rescue on the first call.
Destination reports for 215 countries and principalities worldwide include entry requirements and required immunizations. Keep up to date on health and security events worldwide with real-time alerts and recommendations.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Q: What happens if I’m injured or have an emergency requiring evacuation?
A: Every situation is different when medical and security emergencies happen. To ensure you’re protected when things don’t go as planned, we offer you free membership of Global Rescue Travel Protection insurance.
Q: What is included in the Global Rescue medical membership?
A: The Global Rescue medical membership includes 24/7/365 advisory services with medical professionals, field rescue from the point of illness or injury and medical evacuation to the member’s hospital of choice.
Q: Are there any limitations on my activities with a Global Rescue membership?
A: No. Global Rescue does not put limitations on activities.
Q: What is included in the Global Rescue security membership?
A: The Global Rescue security membership includes 24/7/365 advisory services and security evacuation from events like unpredictable natural disasters, terrorist attacks and civil unrest— all supported by a team of intelligence specialists and military special operations veterans.
Q: If i’m traveling, will global rescue fly me home on a private plane if i get sick?
A: If you require hospitalization and wish to go home, Global Rescue will transport you there by the medically indicated form of transport. Global Rescue will determine the mode of transport, taking into account member safety, treatment and comfort concerns.
Q: Will global rescue reimburse me for medical expenses or the cost of my vacation?
A: Global Rescue is not an insurance company and thus cannot reimburse members for either the cost of treatment arranged by the member or the member’s trip costs.
Q: I have signed up for security services, will global rescue evacuate me from an active war zone?
A: If the situation in a country deteriorates to the point where an official declaration is made or it is clear that the member will suffer imminent grievous bodily harm, Global Rescue will deploy and rescue the member, bringing them to the nearest safe location prior to evacuating them back to their home country.
Q: Can global rescue send and receive data files, faxes, packages, etc?
A: Global Rescue is equipped to both send and receive information to and from our members in a variety of forms. Our operations centers are equipped with state-of-the-art systems and sufficient bandwidth to send, receive and work with data intensive transmissions. Additionally, Global Rescue has relationships with worldwide couriers who can often provide physical delivery of critical documents and test results on a more rapid and geographically diverse basis than commercially available means.
Q: When can I activate the field rescue service?
A: Global Rescue provides Field Rescue services to members anytime they become injured or ill in a location where serious permanent injury or death could result. For example, Global Rescue regularly provides Field Rescue services to members in the backcountry suffering from altitude sickness and orthopedic injuries, including sprains and broken bones.
REALITIES DURING COVID TRAVEL: WHAT GLOBAL RESCUE CAN DO?
Q: What will happen if there’s a coronavirus outbreak in my destination?
A: Anything could happen.
Borders can close without notice. If borders close you will be stuck.
If you contract the virus while traveling you will recover in a foreign hospital. Your family is unlikely to be allowed to visit. Are you prepared mentally and financially for that?
The global coronavirus situation is constantly changing and Global Rescue’s medical, security and intelligence teams are monitoring developments 24/7/365 to provide travelers with the most accurate information.
Q: What if I contract COVID-19 outside of India?
A: Evacuation home if you are infected and contagious will be extremely unlikely and difficult, if not impossible.
If you contract the virus and recover, the protocol to prove you are contagion free may not be well understood at your location and may be a low priority. Again, you may be stuck.
Q: What if I’m not permitted to leave a country (cruise ship or other quarantine area) with a COVID-19 outbreak?
A: Travelers are at risk of getting stuck almost anywhere, from a country to a cruise ship or an airport. Medical evacuation is not possible during a mandated quarantine period. If a member is quarantined, Global Rescue will provide medical and other advisory services, including:
- Health advice to decrease symptoms and prevent complications of disease.
- Information and advice for caregivers to protect their health.
- Local/regional/governmental public health directives to advise when to seek care and testing and when to remain at home.
- Hospital/clinic referral and facilitation of access, as needed.
- Medical translation services to improve communication with medical providers and facilities.
- Oversight of medical care by physicians.
- Assistance in locating and acquiring medications and/or medical supplies.
- Coordination and transmission of medical records to facilitate ongoing care with other medical providers or facilities
- Coordination with your local Embassy.
Q: What if I contract COVID-19 in foreign country and after quarantine, want to return home?
A: In addition to advisory-level support, Global Rescue can coordinate travel on a fee-for-service basis, provided such travel meets all public health and travel restrictions in place at the time of the event.
Qualification for tests verifying the member’s health and any time frame for quarantine will be defined by the country of origin and the local public health authorities.
Once movement is allowed by law, Global Rescue can help members with travel arrangements (hotels, flights, ground transportation, etc.).
Q: Has Global Rescue identified air ambulances to transport COVID-19 patients?
A: Yes. We have these services and are prepared to deploy them. However, there are relatively few specialty isolation-equipped aircraft in the global air ambulance fleet and there could be significant wait time before access is available. These services are available on a fee-for-service basis.
Q: What if I need a medical evacuation — and my illness or injury isn’t COVID-19 related?
A: Global Rescue can coordinate medical transport services to local hospitals and provide support for evacuation and repatriation — if allowed by governmental public health authorities in the country of origin and destination.
HOW MUCH DOES THE MEMBERSHIP COST?
Who is Global Rescue’s Safe Travel Partner in India?
It’s Experiential Travel Journeys Pvt. Ltd. which is a Boutique Travel Design Company, offering tailor-made, exclusive, once in a lifetime private journeys. Not only this they offer complimentary membership to Global Rescue’s Medical and Security advisory and evacuation services when you book your next Luxury Private Journey with them.
– Amit Kalsi, Private Travel Designer