Insured with Globe PVT contract for my WHV in Canada, I also travel a lot in other countries. With my complete contract I am well covered even outside Canada.
I've been trekking in Nepal and fortunately, I was well covered ! At the foot of the Thorung La pass (5 500 meters in the Annapurna Massif) I had to be repatriated in helicopter due to acute mountain sickness.
After a 10 day walk, weakened by this altitude sickness, we were in a very isolated zone only reachable by foot or helicopter... Unable to go down walking (several days of walk) and because my health condition was not getting better, an helicopter came to take me down to Katmandu where I had medical exams and spent a night under observation in a special clinic.
While I was exhausted, I didn't had to take care of anything nor give an advance of any money. My ACS insurance plan covered my repatriation fees, which cost around USD 5 000.
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