Does Travel Insurance Cover Bringing A Dead Body Home?

Yes, travel insurance includes repatriation as described within the medical evacuation coverage of your travel insurance plan.

Repatriation is the return of an insured traveler’s body home if they die while traveling.

The simple fact is that repatriating a person’s body is a complicated and expensive process.

Does travel insurance cover death?

Most travel insurance policies will pay benefits to a policyholder’s estate or beneficiaries if they pass away on their trip. You can compare policies in the table below which shows how more than 20 different insurers will cover accidental death.

How much does it cost to fly a dead body home?

Cost Of Transporting The Body

The fee for forwarding remains to another funeral home usually ranges from $1000.00 to $3000.00. The fee for receiving remains from another funeral home usually ranges from $800.00 to $2500.00. You will likely have to pay both of these fees, in addition to any other funeral home costs.

How much does it cost to transport a dead body internationally?

International ship-out fees tend to start at around $3,000 – $4,000, but can sometimes cost even more than this. On top of the ship-out service charge, you then have the airline cost for an international mortuary cargo fee.

What is repatriation cover?

Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation Coverage. This coverage provides for medically necessary evacuation to a medical facility, medically equipped flights to return home, or the repatriation of mortal remains to your primary residence. (A repatriation definition is provided below.) Contents (click to jump down)

How much does cancel for any reason travel insurance cost?

E.g., if you prepaid $3,000 for an airline ticket, but they would only charge you $400 as the penalty for canceling it, your trip cost would be $3,000 and not $400. You must cancel your trip at least 2 days or 48 hours in advance.

Is repatriation included in travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance includes repatriation as described within the medical evacuation coverage of your travel insurance plan. Repatriation is the return of an insured traveler’s body home if they die while traveling. The simple fact is that repatriating a person’s body is a complicated and expensive process.