Not all insurers will cover people with serious medical conditions, but it’s still possible to get suitable travel insurance for a good price.
If you compare travel insurance quotes with us, we’ll ask you about any pre-existing medical conditions you have, including whether you currently have, or you’ve previously had, cancer.
Due to the potential complications of cancer, organise your travel insurance as soon as possible.
Your cover options can depend on the severity of your condition. If we can’t find you any suitable quotes, you might need a more tailored policy.
You’ll be covered for the same things as everybody else, like:
You need to declare whether you, or anyone covered under your policy, has ever had any pre-existing medical conditions.
Insurers need to know if you’ve received treatment or taken medication for any medical condition within the last two years, if you’re on a waiting list, and whether your condition is terminal or not.
You’ll then be asked for details of your cancer. This is called medical screening, and it’s just so insurers can assess whether they have a policy suitable for your needs.
If you’re planning a trip abroad, here are a few things to bear in mind if you have cancer:
If you've been advised not to travel, your insurance will be invalid
Take copies of any documents relating to your illness, treatment and medication with you
Make sure you bring your doctor’s contact details with you
Pack enough medication to last your entire trip, plus a bit extra just in case you’re delayed
Tell your travel company or airline that you have cancer, so they can make sure any medical equipment you need is accessible