Sometimes you just can’t anticipate what might happen in your destination country. Most people tend to think of medical coverage and maybe trip cancellation benefits when they think of travel insurance, but coverage for and help with evacuations is a very important consideration. Sometimes evacuation is medical in nature, but it can be political. Seven Corners Insurance, one of our primary carriers, tells the following story:
A group of missionaries, insured by Seven Corners, were stationed in Freetown, Sierra Leone when the political situation there became instable. The U.S. State Department issued a warning for all U.S. citizens to leave Sierra Leone due this political instability.
We arranged immediate transportation for the group and all of the missionaries were evacuated. The very next day they were en route back to the United States.
If you’re taking a group overseas (or even if you’re just going alone), you need to be covered for these kinds of situations. The good news is that this kind of coverage is quite affordable. Contact us to find out how, or start researching which travel insurance plan is right for you right here and now.