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Digestive conditions 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 you the right cover to travel with a digestive condition

Having a digestive condition should not be a barrier that stops you from travelling and seeing more of the world.

We know that one-size does not fit all when it comes to digestive conditions such as Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Disease. It might be that your condition is under control through medication or you might have had several operations to relieve your symptoms.

That’s why we have our medical screening process, so you can tell us about your conditions and how they affect your daily activities and build a level of cover that suits you.

We consider the following digestive conditions for our pre-existing medical conditions travel insurance:

  • Crohn’s Disease and Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Disease
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

We will need you to tell us about the nature of your digestive condition and how your condition affects your daily activities, so we can build cover that suits your individual needs.


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 having a digestive condition when getting travel insurance?

Yes, it is essential for you to declare your digestive condition, along with any other pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, when getting travel insurance so these can be considered within your cover.

If you did not declare having a digestive condition, or other pre-existing conditions, when getting cover and you need to make a claim for any treatment during your holiday, we would not be able to cover any claims.

We want you to be able to travel with peace of mind, knowing that you are covered for your digestive condition. By telling us more about your pre-existing medical conditions we can build you a level of cover that suits your individual needs so you can travel with peace of mind.

Get a quote for travel insurance for your digestive condition today! You can get a quote online or call us on 0800 888 6195.

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 I be asked about my digestive condition?

So we can offer you the most suitable cover for your needs, we will need you to answer some of the following questions about your medical condition/s:

  • How many operations have you had to treat this condition?
  • When was your most recent operation for this condition?
  • Have you required regular drug injections or infusions to treat this condition?
  • Have you ever had a bowel obstruction?
  • How many medicines do you take for this condition?
  • Have you ever had a procedure to widen a narrowing of the oesophagus (food pipe)?
  • Do you take regular medication for this condition?

I am waiting for surgery for my digestive condition, can I still get travel insurance?

As an expert provider of travel insurance for pre-existing health conditions, we understand that there are some types of surgery that allow you to travel more easily than others.

That’s why we have a list of surgeries that we can cover as part of our travel insurance, as long as you don’t need to cancel or cut your holiday short due to this surgery or condition. Please visit our awaiting surgery page for more information.

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

If you are planning a trip to 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.

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