Ker & Downey Africa has joined forces with Global Rescue, the world’s leading membership organisation providing medical, security, travel risk and evacuation services to travellers across the world.
Acknowledging that the unexpected can happen while travelling, the team at Ker & Downey Africa have extended their services to include equipping travellers with the very best team of medical and security experts to provide support in the event of an emergency.
This includes medical evacuation services, as well as security services for natural disasters, civil unrest and government evacuation orders.
“People are eager to travel safely, and Global Rescue helps them be informed, prepared and protected. Global Rescue allows Ker & Downey Africa customers to travel with peace of mind, knowing they have on-demand medical rescue and support for any emergency injury or illness, including COVID-19, in their time of need,” says Matt Aubin, Director of Channel Sales at Global Rescue.
Unlike travel insurance, which protects the value of a trip, a Global Rescue travel membership protects the livelihood of its clients. Travellers who purchase a Global Rescue membership will have access to around-the-clock consultation services provided by medical professionals supported by the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations.
“An emergency evacuation in Africa can cost up to US$300 000 and is an intricate logistical operation. The team at Global Rescue have conducted thousands of rescues, including helicopter evacuations from some of the most remote corners of the Earth. They are the trusted provider for top-tier organisations like NASA and National Geographic and we are proud to have them on board,” says Sarah Morris, GM of the private clients division at Ker & Downey Africa.
Travellers who sign up for a membership will be equipped with the Global Rescue Mobile App and can request emergency assistance from anywhere in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.