Spain is the most popular European holiday destination, with around 14 million visitors each year. Unfortunately, while most will enjoy a carefree holiday, some will fall prey to serious illness or injury, making repatriation from Spain to the UK a necessity.
Medical repatriation takes several forms, depending on the severity of the condition and your budget. Even if you’re in good health, it’s best to plan for the worst case scenario, and ensure any travel insurance you have covers the cost of repatriation from Spain in a fully equipped air ambulance with experienced, qualified doctors and nurses on board. However, air ambulances can also be booked privately, for those without insurance.
We at IAS Medical offer a dedicated air ambulance service providing repatriation from Spain to all areas of the UK. Our fleet of Cheyenne, King Air and Lear Jet air ambulances are fully equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment, and staffed by experienced, aero-medically qualified doctors and nurses. Jets are strategically placed for repatriation from all major Spanish airports, including Malaga; Alicante; Barcelona; Madrid; Valencia; Murcia; Seville; Granada; Bilbao and Santander. Depending on the severity of the condition, repatriation from Spain can also be arranged on a commercial airliner. In both cases, you get round-the-clock care, with a full bed-to-bed service which includes ground ambulance transfers at both airports; medical note retrieval (including translation if needed), and hospital admission to both NHS and private establishments.
Due to the high demand for medical repatriation from Spain’s more popular areas, such as Malaga and Alicante, weekly European Shuttle Services are also available, allowing multiple numbers of less serious patients to be transported at substantially lower cost. We at IAS Medical offer this and many other solutions to insurance companies, British embassies, hospitals and private uninsured individuals – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.