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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?

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.

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.

Plan ahead

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.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register