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Does All Travel Insurance Cover Air Ambulances?


When it comes to taking that much-needed holiday or travelling overseas for business, preparation is key. One of the most important parts of travelling to another country is travel insurance. But, like all insurance, it is one of those things that are not only begrudgingly bought, but highly misunderstood.

Top Safety Tips for International Holidays
Top Safety Tips for International Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and if you are planning on taking advantage of the December holidays to get away, we have a few tips for you. While travelling within our borders comes with its own considerations, if you are planning to start exploring internationally, you will need to put in a bit more prep time.

How to Activate an Air Ambulance: A Guideline to Get You the Help You Need

Activate and air ambulance

We don't like to think about illness or injury while we are travelling, but if you are taking a trip, an air ambulance offers a patient transport to a medical centre for treatment. These aircraft are equipped to provide emergency medical care on board and have become increasingly popular as the connective range has improved and access to remote areas.

What Should You Look for in a Medical Air Evacuation Service?

What to look for


An emergency that requires a medical evacuation doesn't happen with every trip your client takes, but it can happen at any time. When it does, how can you ensure that you have the best partner by your side, ready to take to the sky?

Medical evacuations only really take place when:

What is an Air Ambulance Service?

Image of two Universal Air Evac Planes


If you have ever heard the term “air ambulance” and wondered what it is, we are here to help.

Time and again, people who are either in a remote location, or in a serious emergency have needed urgent medical care and require evacuation to an adequate medical facility.

And, this is where the concept of an air ambulance comes up.

COVID creates complications for medevac industry


As travel restrictions ease, many are embarking on long-delayed trips to visit family and friends across the globe. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to present challenges for international travel, including logistical hurdles for those who become seriously ill or injured abroad and require transportation back to their home country.

The biggest air ambulance challenges are on the ground


One of the essential skill requirements to work in the air ambulance industry is undoubtedly the ability to adapt and operate efficiently regardless of the resources and support available on the ground.  Universal Air Evac conducts missions throughout Africa, Europe and the Middle East, presenting unique challenges to its doctors and paramedics. Often female medics face additional hurdles, which range from the practical to the patriarchal.

Unique professionals in unique circumstances


Universal Air Evac is Africa’s leading air ambulance operator, providing services throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The Universal Air Evac team has more than 30 000 flight hours of combined air ambulance experience, many of which have been earned under incredibly high-stress conditions.

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