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  • Hospitalized or in need of hospitalization more than 100 miles from home
  • Field Rescue services will provide transport to the nearest appropriate facility if the member’s condition requires hospitalization or is likely to cause serious permanent injury or death if they are unable to get to a hospital.
  • Country where patient is hospitalized must be able to safely accommodate Global Rescue aircraft, ground or sea transport
  • If the member is able to safely fly commercially with a medical escort, Global Rescue will make all necessary arrangements for this alternative
  • All services must be arranged and provided by Global Rescue
  • Individual members are limited to two (2) transports per year
  • Family membership transports are limited to (1) transport each for a common accident or two (2) transports in aggregate
  • Members who become ill on cruise ships must disembark at an accessible medical facility or port


  • Members with certain infectious diseases
  • Women beyond their second trimester of pregnancy
  • Psychiatric maladies
  • Members traveling expressly for medical purposes
  • Intentional self-inflicted injuries
  • Members engaged in armed conflict
  • Conditions relating to intentional overdoses of a controlled substance
  • Conditions relating to ingesting a banned substance
  • Conditions relating to previously diagnosed organ transplant or infectious disease