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Expanded Evacuation

Our evacuation experts work with local governments and security analysts to find the best way to evacuate you from dangerous situations.

Published on February 8th, 2024 in EA+ Explained, Travel Assistance

For over 28 years, we’ve rescued EA+ members whenever medical emergencies strike; however, did you know that you have access to added protection when you become an Emergency Assistance Plus member?

Expanded Evacuation provides additional evacuation services on top of the emergency medical evacuation services included in your selected EA+ plan. When you add Expanded Evacuation to your EA+ membership, you have access to political and natural disaster evacuation assistance in the event you feel threatened by a political situation, or you become a victim of a natural disaster which leaves your location uninhabitable.

Emergency Assistance Plus will assist you in making evacuation arrangements, including flight arrangements, securing visas, and logistical arrangements such as ground transportation and housing.

EA+ will also provide you with real-time security intelligence with the latest authoritative information and guidance for over 200 countries and select cities. The EA+ global intelligence database is continuously updated and includes destination intelligence from over 5,000 worldwide sources.

Take a look at these real-world examples:

  • Travelers faced street riots and social unrest as tensions escalated in the Middle East
  • Vacationers were stranded in the midst of chaos after a major earthquake in Haiti
  • Mass anti-government protests in Hong Kong left tourists in danger as police and protesters clashed in the streets
  • Travelers were desperate to return home after a tidal wave struck Japan and caused a nuclear reactor meltdown

Situations like these are the reason EA+ Expanded Evacuation can be so critical. Our experts work with local governments and security analysts to help get you to the nearest safe location … so we can get you out of danger and eventually back home.

Imagine the cost of setting up a secure vehicle to help you evacuate (if you could even find one). Or the price of chartering a private plane if the local airport shuts down commercial flights due to damage or violence. Think about the cost of a hotel in a safer location … especially if you had to find one at the last minute. EA+ will arrange and provide for your evacuation to a safe location, and eventually back home.

When you’re in danger, cost might be the last thing on your mind. But using EA+ Expanded Evacuation services costs you NOTHING. We’ll arrange and provide your evacuation to a safe haven – all at no cost to you. To learn more about the services EA+ provides, visit our Plan Information page. Or, click here to explore all of the official rules and regulations of Expanded Evacuation.

If you are enrolling in Emergency Assistance Plus for the first time, you’ll have the option to add Expanded Evacuation during checkout. Already a member? Please call our member care team at 1-866-863-4460 to discuss adding to your membership.

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Emergency Assistance Plus® (EA+®) is not insurance, it is a membership plan. This is only an outline of the plan’s features. Hospitalization (admitted as an inpatient) is a requirement to be eligible for some services. All services must be arranged and provided by EA+. Please read the EA+ Member Guide carefully to understand all the services available to you, as well as any rules and regulations. EA+ is only available to U.S. residents at this time and is not available to residents of New York. Washington state residents must be traveling more than 100 miles away from home to be eligible for EA+ services.