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Old Jul 8th 2017, 6:53 pm
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Hi everyone, I have a question to ask as I've drawn blanks everywhere else so hoping someone on here with the knowledge may have an answer. I currently live in the Falkland Islands with my family and my parents wanted to join us. They have been accepted following medicals etc but to stay any length of time they have been told they would have to get insurance to cover the repatriation on medical grounds to the UK or Chile. Unfortunately i just cant find such insurance out there and i know we cant be the only ones with this issue so hoping you guys can help out.

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Old Jul 9th 2017, 3:47 pm
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Thats somewhat specialised, given the location, if you are on the falklands, surely your position cannot be unique? Its possible someone from the falklands will reply, but if not, Whoever said they have to have insurance - ask them - what have others done?

I feel most insurers would provide it, just googling falklands travel insurance gets good contacts, but local knowledge is likely to be better / cheaper?
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Old Jul 9th 2017, 5:55 pm
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It is your parents who have to obtain the insurance from their home country as per travel insurance which includes repatriation.

The country you are visiting is not able to offer such insurance


As an example, using a travel insurance website, I've just input details of someone travelling to the Faulkland Islands from the States (travellers aged 56 and 60) and been offered lots of plans with repatriation facilities.

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Have noticed that you say and my parents wanted to join us.

Do you mean they are coming to stay with you permanently - i.e they are emigrating to the Faulklands.

If so, then my previous answer is irrelevant, as I thought they were visiting and travel insurance only covers vacation times.
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