Search and rescue

The OOM Studying Abroad Insurance is a medical insurance for young people wanting to study, do an internship or work as an au pair abroad.

You will receive a maximum reimbursement of €25,000 for search, rescue and recovery if:

  • this happens by order of an official institution (e.g. the police)
  • you have a statement from this official institution

No excess applies to search and rescue.

While studying in Switzerland, you climb a mountain. After hours of climbing you turn back but become hopelessly lost and end up wandering around the mountainous area. The police instigate a search and order a helicopter to look for you. You will receive a reimbursement of the total costs of €6,500.

You can claim your medical expenses quickly and easily via My OOM.

Please note that the terms and conditions of your insurance take precedence over the information provided here.