If I become infected with MERS, can I be medically evacuated out of the country?

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If you are infected with MERS while traveling, please contact the emergency assistance number provided to you by your travel insurance carrier.

Medical evacuation may be available to provide transportation costs to the nearest medical facility capable of treating your illness. If a local physician recommends that you should return home for treatment, then the emergency assistance provider can arrange appropriate transportation back to your home country.

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Holly Valenty
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