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Travel insurance for Crohn's disease

If you're travelling with Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or any other kind of inflammatory bowel condition, getting the the most suitable travel insurance for your specific needs is incredibly important for peace of mind while you're away.

Why choose Holiday Extras for your Crohn's travel insurance?

  • - Over 25 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.

How do I declare my condition?

Enter your travelling details into the quote form at the top of the page, and you'll be taken through to our discreet medical screening process. You'll need to answer a few questions regarding any pre-existing medical conditions you have. Rest assured, all answers will be handled with the utmost care and confidentiality.

Some questions you will be asked may relate to:

  • The number of hospital admissions you have had in the last 2 years.
  • Whether you have had any abdominal surgery for the condition.
  • When (if applicable) your most recent operation for this condition was.
  • If you are currently on any medication for your condition.
  • Whether you have had any episodes of bowel obstruction.

Compare cover levels for travel insurance for Crohn's disease

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

Travelling with Crohn's disease

Consult your doctor

The first port of call when preparing for your trip is to visit your gp. They can give you all the relevant information you may need for your time away. This may include the amount of medication to bring, any medical certification you may need and any general advice on how to make your trip more comfortable.

Do your research

There's plenty of information on Crohn's disease online, the best examples of which are the NHS and Crohn's and Colitis UK official websites.

Plan ahead

Find out in advance where the public toilets are located in an area you will be visiting. Apps like Toilet Finder are great for quickly locating the nearest toilets in an unfamiliar area. Getting a Can't Wait Card is a good idea, as this allows you to skip straight to the front if there's a queue for toilet. Be aware however, not all countries will recognise this.


Make sure you bring along enough medication to last the entire duration of the trip. This will eliminate and issues that may arise trying to secure a prescription abroad. It's still wise to bring along a copy of your prescription with the generic names of your medicines, in case you need to replace lost supplies. This can be obtained from your doctor.

Getting around

Find out in advance whether the buses and trains you might use will have toilet facilities, and if you're travelling by air, make sure to request a seat close to the bathroom.


Make sure, well ahead of time, that you are up to date with your all your medical vaccinations, along with the specific vaccinations required for your travel destination.

Looking for information regarding a different condition?

Be sure to have a read up on our pre-existing conditions travel insurance.

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.