When Travel Medical Disaster Strikes

Each year thousands of travelers become seriously ill or injured while traveling, requiring emergency
evacuation or other medical transportation assistance.  They may be in a remote area where adequate
medical care is unavailable, their injury or illness may be so severe that they need specialized care, or
they may be unable to return home safely without medical support.   

Find out what happens if you become seriously sick or injured and need medical evacuation: visit UStiA's YouTube channel to see the inside of medical aircraft and watch interviews with medical personnel. In each video, you can 
  • go  inside a medevac plane to see the life-saving equipment onboard,  
  • see a medical evacuation drill,  
  • hear firsthand stories of saving patients,  
  • learn the importance of having travel insurance.
For more information on medical evacuation, visit ustia.org.