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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 40 years experience selling Travel Insurance.
  • - Voted best insurance provider 15 years running.
  • - Tailored policies to suit your personal requirements.
  • - UK-based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.

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.

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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, 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.

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