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Cancer travel insurance.

Cancellation cover

Up to £7,500 per person with our Deluxe policy.

24/7 medical support

Practical help when you need it.

No age limit

Enjoy travelling whatever your age.

Unlimited medical expenses

Generous emergency medical cover with our Deluxe policy.

Getting the right cover to travel with cancer

When you’re living with cancer, going away on holiday could be just what the doctor ordered. That means you’ll most likely be looking for a good quality travel insurance to covers things like medical expenses.

With our specialist medical travel insurance, we consider all pre-existing conditions. We help where we can, to cover cancer patients as long as you haven’t received a terminal prognosis, having been given a life expectancy by my doctor or medical professional.

Depending upon the type of cancer and the stage that it’s at, we might be able to cover you for the following:

  • Lung cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • And more…

Getting travel insurance for cancer will mean that if something happens to you, you could be covered for medical expenses or having to cancel your holiday plans due to your condition.

When you’re ready, you can get a quote online, or if you’d rather speak to us, you can call our UK contact centres for free.


It's not just travel insurance, it's travel reassurance!

When you’ve got Avanti Travel Insurance, if something does go wrong - we'll always aim to put it right. Good to know, especially if you’re travelling with pre-existing health conditions.

That’s Travel Reassurance!

Do I need to declare my cancer when getting travel insurance?

Yes, it is essential for you to declare having cancer, along with any other pre-existing medical conditions that you may have, such as an enlarged prostate or high blood pressure, when getting travel insurance.

We want you to be able to travel in confidence knowing that you are covered for your pre-existing medical conditions.

By telling us about the nature of your cancer, the treatments you’ve had and how it affects your daily life, we can build a level of cover that suits your needs.

When can we insure you for cancer?

If you’re living with cancer, or are in remission then we may be able to offer you our full cover if you can say yes to all of the following:

  • Your doctor has declared you fit to travel
  • Your condition is not terminal
  • You are not awaiting surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy

If you have cancer and are awaiting surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, then we may still be able to offer you some cover, but would not be able to cover your pre-existing medical conditions.

That means you wouldn’t be covered for anything that could be caused by cancer or any of your other pre-existing conditions, like having to cancel your trip.

Cancellation and cutting your holiday short£1,000£5,000£7,500
Medical emergency and repatriation£5 million£10 millionUnlimited
Personal baggage£1,000£2,000£3,000
Missed departure-£1,000£1,500
Money and passport cover£300£500£600
Personal liability£2 million£2 million£2 million

What questions will we ask about your cancer?

When applying for travel insurance, we’ll ask you a few multiple choice questions to help us understand how your cancer affects you. We’ll always respect your confidentiality and use the information to help us build a level of cover that suits your needs.

Here’s a few questions we commonly ask:

  • What type of cancer do you (or did you) have?
  • Has you cancer ever spread to other parts of the body?
  • How long ago was the last treatment for your cancer?
  • Do you have any further treatment planned for this condition?
  • Are you taking strong painkillers everyday for this condition?

If you’re ready to answer these questions about your condition then let’s go and get your travel insurance!

Is my cancer covered by my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?

If you are planning a holiday within Europe, you will need to get an EHIC as a condition of our travel insurance.

The EHIC is free and entitles you to free healthcare in most European countries when you use their state provided healthcare. Before you travel, it’s best to check that your destination is covered by EHIC, so that you can be prepared if you do need any treatment during your holiday.

Your EHIC is not the same as having good travel insurance for your medical conditions and won’t cover you for things that might go wrong, such as having to cancel your holiday or emergency transport home. That’s where your travel insurance with pre-existing medical conditions comes in. What your EHIC can do is reduce the medical costs where subsidised healthcare is available to you.

If you can use your EHIC to receive treatment during your holiday, and you have paid a subsidised fee, we will remove the excess fee for your medical emergency claims.

What should I do if you are unable to provide me with cover?

If we are unable to provide you with the right level of cover to travel, then we can direct you to alternative travel insurance providers who can help you.

You can contact The British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) who will be able to assist you in finding travel insurance that’s suitable for your individual needs.

We can also signpost you to who can also be contacted on 0845 6490190. Insure Cancer specialise in providing cover for people with active, metastatic, relapsed or terminal cancer, as well as for people who are involved in clinical trials.

I’ve already purchased travel insurance for my cancer; do I need to keep you updated if there are any changes to my medical conditions?

Yes, it is essential for you to declare any changes to your condition, or if you are diagnosed with any new conditions, so that we can consider these within your cover.

It might be that you took out your policy and have since been told that your cancer is in remission, or maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a new condition that’s completely unrelated to your cancer.

By telling us about these conditions we might be able to include these within your cover and allow you to travel with peace of mind.

You will need to tell us about any changes or new conditions before you next travel on your policy in order to be covered for them.

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Ready? Set? Let’s go get your Travel Insurance to cover cancer…

Talk to us today on 0800 888 6195. Or, you can get a quote online.