Bowel Cancer Travel Insurance
At Holiday Extras, we understand that it can be a stressful process booking a travel insurance policy if you have a pre-existing medical condition. That's why, as medical travel insurance specialists, we'll ensure we provide you with the best travel insurance policy for your own personal requirements. We insure the majority of pre-existing medical conditions, and ALL conditions will be considered. This includes all forms of cancer.
Do I need to declare my bowel cancer?
It's essential that you're open and honest about any pre-existing medical conditions you have or have had in the past. Failure to do so may affect any claims you may need to make. Rest assured, your personal information will be handled with complete confidentiality.
How do I declare my condition?
To declare your pre-existing medical condition, simply enter your travel details in the search bar at the top of this page. You'll then be taken through to our medical screening process. Be as open and honest as possible with the information you provide.
Here are a few examples of the questions you may be asked:
- Are you currently having or awaiting any cancer treatment?
- Has the cancer ever spread from your bowel to other parts of the body?
- Have you been offered any cancer treatment but chosen not to proceed?
- How many unplanned hospital admissions have you had within the last 2 years?
- Are you taking any medication for this or any other condition you have?
- Are you taking strong painkillers every day for this condition?
Why choose Holiday Extras for your bowel cancer travel insurance?
- - Over 30 years experience selling travel insurance.
- - Voted best insurance provider 12 years running.
- - Tailored policies to best suit your personal needs.
- - UK-based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
- - All medical conditions considered.
Compare bowel cancer travel insurance cover levels:
Our travel insurance with cancer cover is available in both single-trip or annual multi-trip, at bronze, silver, and gold levels.
|Emergency medical and repatriation expenses|
|Curtailment and loss of holiday|
|Passport and other documents|
|Baggage delay (outward journey)|
|Legal costs and expenses|
|Scheduled airline failure|
|End supplier failure|
*Or as specified on your schedule
Travelling with bowel cancer
Travelling with any pre-existing medical condition can seem like a daunting process. The following are some tips that will help ease the stress and ensure you can focus on the most important part; enjoying your holiday.
Ensure you book an appointment with your healthcare team 4-6 weeks before travelling. This will allow ample time to get an appointment and put into action all the advice they will give you.
Do your research
Cancer websites, such as NHS and Cancer Research UK have an abundance of regulated, up-to-date information, and should be your first port of call when looking for details on your specific condition.
Pack enough medication (plus a little extra)
It's always recommended that you carry enough medication for the entirety of your trip, as this will eliminate any potential issues securing medication abroad. Depending on your destination, this can be troublesome to obtain.
Carry your medication in your hand luggage
From a convneince point of view, having your medication close to hand is highly recommended. This will also help expedite getting through customs.
Carry a doctors note, as well as your medication in its original packaging
Not only will this help getting through customs smoothly, it will greatly help should you need to obtain more medication whilst travelling.
Arrange Airline special assistance
Get in contact with the airline as soon as possible to notify them of any special arrangements you might need on your flight. This may include, special meals, seating close to the toilet, oxygen on your flight, or wheelchair access.
Translate important medical documents
In countries where English is not the first language, it's recommended to carry translations of any documents that pertain to your condition. This will help ease not only your mind, but help with most aspects of your trip.
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Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.
The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.