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Cancer Travel Insurance

Put your mind at ease with our comprehensive travel insurance options tailored to your needs. Don’t let cancer deter you from travelling or enjoying your holiday.

Covering your cancer on holiday

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 diagnosis.

Covering cancer will mean that if something happens to you, you could be covered for medical expenses or having to cancel your holiday plans.

Find out more about our cancer cover and why you should choose our travel insurance to protect you and your family.

When you’re ready, you can click the get a quote button to get a quote and pay online in minutes, or if you’d rather speak to us, you can call our UK contact centres for free on 0800 888 6195.

Why choose Avanti Travel Insurance?

  • All medical conditions considered – including cancer
  • No upper age limit on Single Trip policies
  • Travel as often as you like with our Annual Travel Insurance*
  • Cover for UK, Europe and worldwide holidays
  • Three levels of cover to choose from
  • Over 85 sport & adventure activities included as standard
  • Optional upgrades for winter sports, golf, cruises and more…

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 (or would if you spoke to them)
✔ 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 condition.

That means you wouldn’t be covered for anything that could be caused by cancer, like having to cancel your trip.

How our holiday insurance protects you

Not all insurers will consider protecting you when you have cancer – but then again, we’re not your everyday insurer.

As specialists in insuring people with pre-existing medical conditions, we know how important holidays and time with family is to relax and enjoy yourself. So if we can help you, we will.

We offer three levels of cover, but our Deluxe cover is our most comprehensive option.

As well as being rated as 5 stars by Defaqto, it offers these benefits and more to people with cancer:

✔ Up to unlimited medical expenses
✔ Cancellation cover up to £7,500
✔ 24 hour medical emergency helpline
✔ Baggage covered up to £3,000
✔ No excess payment

You’d expect that as an insurance company, we may just cover the cost of something going wrong. But if you have a medical emergency while on holiday, what’s more important is that we’re here to help.

From helping you to find the best medical facility to helping with translation between you and your medical team, our medical emergency helpline is on standby 24 hours a day.

If needed, we’ll help you to get back home safely, including sending out a friendly trained medical professional to fly back with you.

When it comes to settling the bill, having a medical emergency abroad can be astonishingly expensive. Having to pay upfront for medical expenses with too many zeros can feel daunting or impossible – even if you know that you’ll be able to claim it back.

So where your medical bill comes to over £350 and you have a valid claim, we’ll look to settle the bill directly with the medical provider where possible. That means that you won’t be out of pocket and you can concentrate on getting better.

Here’s a summary of our three levels of cover to help you choose the right option for your needs:

Essentials Classic Deluxe
Cancellation and
cutting your holiday short
£1,000 £5,000 £7,500
Medical expenses & repatriation £5m £10m Unlimited
Personal baggage £1,000 £2,000 £3,000
Travel delay £30 for the first full 12 hours
£15 for all other full 12 hours
up to £300
£50 for the first full 12 hours
£15 for all other full 12 hours
up to £500
Missed departure £1,000 £1,500
Personal money & passport £300 £500 £600
Personal liability £2m
Excess £150 £75 nil

Should my family be on the same policy if we’re travelling together?

As well as sometimes being cheaper to buy policies together as a family, there are some lesser known but important perks of buying together.

The biggest perk of buying together is knowing that you should all be covered for having to cancel if any of you have a medical emergency.

If you’d bought seperate policies, then any other traveller is unlikely to be covered for having to cancel due to your medical emergency.

So covering together with the same policy gives you added protection to claim back the full cost of your holiday instead of a portion of it.

What questions will we ask about your cancer?

When applying for our cover, we’ll ask you a few multiple choice questions to help understand how your cancer affects you. We’ll always respect your confidentiality and use the information to help cover you properly.

Here’s a few questions we commonly ask:

  • What type of cancer do you (or did you) have?
  • Has there ever been a 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?

Let’s go! Ready to get your travel insurance?

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

If we are unable to provide you with the right level of cover, then we can signpost you to The British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) who be able to assist you in finding an alternative provider.

We can also signpost you to InsureCancer.com who can also be contacted on 0845 649 0190. Insure Cancer specialise in providing cover for people with active, metastatic, relapsed or terminal cancer, as well as people involved in clinical trials.

Essentials, Classic and Deluxe Policy wording document

Cruise Policy wording document