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Travel Insurance with Cancer

Whether you have cancer, or have suffered in the past, book online today with Holiday Extras and travel with peace of mind. We want to help by making our travel insurance for cancer patients as stress-free as possible.

You may be having trouble finding an affordable travel insurance with a medical condition and perhaps be faced with higher premiums from other providers. That's why we've worked hard to ensure we're providing suitable travel insurance policies with comprehensive cover for you.

Choosing Holiday Extras for your travel insurance with cancer

  • - Over 30 years experience selling travel insurance.
  • - Voted best insurance provider 12 years running.
  • - Tailored policies to suit your personal requirements.
  • - UK-based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
  • - All medical conditions considered.

Travel insurance for cancer patients

At Holiday Extras, we insure the majority of medical conditions, and ALL medical conditions will be considered. This includes all forms of cancer, such as:

Compare cancer travel insurance cover levels:

Emergency medical and repatriation expenses
Curtailment and loss of holiday
Personal possessions
Passport and other documents
Personal money
Baggage Delay (outward journey)
Missed departure
Missed connection
Personal liability
Legal costs and expenses
Scheduled airline failure
End supplier failure
Pet Care

*Or as specified on your schedule

Do I need to declare cancer as a pre-existing medical condition?

If you have suffered with cancer in the past or present, you will need to declare it as a pre-existing medical condition. Failure to do so could invalidate any claims you make.

How do I declare my condition?

Simply enter your travel details into the search bar at the top of this page, and you'll be taken through to our medical screening process. You'll need to answer a few questions regarding any pre-existing medical conditions you have, so we can give you the most suitable medical travel insurance policy for your personal needs. Rest assured, this process is completely confidential, and your information will be handled with the utmost care.

Here are some examples of the questions you may be asked:

  • Has the cancer spread to/from somewhere else in the body?
  • Has the cancer been completely removed or destroyed?
  • How long ago was your last cancer treatment for this condition?
  • Is there any ongoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy or is any planned?
  • Are you taking strong painkillers every day for this condition?
  • How short of breath do you get when you are walking on the flat?
  • Have you ever been prescribed oxygen other than when you were in hospital?

Travelling with cancer

Cancer, and it's associated treatments can have physical effects on the body that may affect your travels. As such, you may need to plan your trip more carefully, taking these factors into account.

Consult your cancer specialist before travelling

The first thing you should do in planning your holiday is to speak to your cancer specialist, who can give you professional advice on what to expect when travelling with your condition, as well as any special measure you may want to consider taking. This will include any specific supplies you need to take, medication required, and any specific dietary requirements you may need.

Do your research

With a seemingly endless amount of information online, it's easy to get bogged down. Official cancer websites such as the NHS, Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support are great choices for up-to-date information regarding travelling with cancer.

Pack enough medication for your trip

Ensure you have enough medication for the entirety of your trip. As a safety measure, it may be worth taking medication for an extra few days, should there be any unforeseen extensions to your trip, such as flight delays. This will also eliminate you having to secure medication while travelling, which could be problematic. It's worth taking a copy of your prescription with the generic names of your medicines though, should you unexpectedly misplace or run out of your medication. This information can be obtained from your GP or cancer specialist.

Help from airlines

It's worth checking the airline that you're flying with to see how they can accommodate any special requirements you may need. This may include anything from early boarding to providing oxygen or a wheelchair, should to require them.

Be aware of the climate

Some cancer treatments, like chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cause your skin to be more sensitive to sunlight. With this in mind, be aware of the climate of where you're travelling to. Though it's always recommended to pack strong sunscreen when travelling to sunnier climes, this is extra pertinent to those who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Take time zones into account

Remember to take time zones (both your departure and arrival location) into account when planning your doses of medication.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited

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.