If I am quarantined due to Ebola, can I still be medically evacuated?

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Short Answer

Medical evacuation is only available for a traveler quarantined due to Ebola after the quarantine has been lifted.

 

More Detail

In order for a traveler to be medically evacuated they must be able to be accessed by the Medical Evacuation staff.  Because a quarantine requires a traveler to stay in a specific area, they will be unable to be medically evacuated until the quarantine is lifted. If the traveler is released from quarantine they may be medically evacuated if further medical attention is needed.

Some policies include specific limitations or exclusions related to Ebola. To read each provider’s current position on their coverage of the Ebola outbreak, please read their official position statements here: https://www.squaremouth.com/current-event-information-centers/2014/12/11/position-statements/

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