Getting you the right cover for your gallbladder condition
You aren’t defined by your gallbladder condition, so why should it define your holidays?
We consider all medical conditions for travel insurance, including gallbladder conditions like gallstones or gallbladder removal.
As expert providers of travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions, we know that gallbladder conditions can affect people in different ways. Some people might rely on medication to keep their condition under control, where others might have had surgery to relieve their symptoms.
This is why we have our medical screening process so you can tell us all about the nature of your gallbladder condition, and any other pre-existing conditions you may have, so we can build a level of cover that suits you.
Ready to get travel insurance for your gallbladder condition? Get your quote online or call us for free today on 0800 888 6195.
Do I need to declare my gallbladder condition when getting travel insurance?
Yes, it is essential for you to declare having a gallbladder condition when getting travel insurance, as well as any other pre-existing medical conditions you have, so these can be included in your cover.
If you didn’t mention having a gallbladder condition, or any other pre-existing conditions, when getting your travel insurance and then needed to make a claim for any treatment you’ve received for these, we wouldn’t be able to cover you for this.
We want you to be able to travel with confidence in your cover, knowing that your travel insurance includes your pre-existing medical conditions, so you can enjoy worry-free holidays.
Get a quote online, or call us on 0800 888 6195.
Travelling with a gallbladder condition
We appreciate that travelling with a gallbladder condition might make you feel worried, but it needn’t. There are things that you can do that will allow you to travel in comfort and confidence.
Before you travel, you should check with your doctor to make sure that you are safe to travel. Your doctor might be able to give you some advice on how to manage any flare-ups from your condition, if this should happen during your holiday, so you can be prepared.
As well as buying good travel insurance for your pre-existing medical conditions, it’s a good idea to get your doctor to write a letter with the name and dosage of any medication you are prescribed. This letter, combined with proof of your pre-existing medical travel insurance, will make it easier for you to get treatment during your holiday, if you need it.
It’s a good idea to pack more medication than you would normally need when you are on holiday, just in case there are any delays to your journey.
Is my gallbladder condition covered by my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?
If you are planning a holiday in 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.
How soon can I travel or fly after having my gallbladder removed?
We understand that you might want to book a holiday after having surgery, so you can relax and unwind.
It’s essential for you to check with your doctor whether you are safe to travel before you book a holiday. Your doctor will be able to advise you on how long you should wait before travelling, particularly if you are thinking of flying.
The time you have to wait before travelling will depend upon the surgery you’ve had and how quickly your doctor feels you’ll fully recover, so you can consider this when booking a holiday.
Get a quote for travel insurance for your gallbladder condition online or call us on 0800 888 6195.
Annual Multi-Trip travel insurance
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Single trip travel insurance
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Why choose Avanti?
Choosing Avanti for your gallbladder travel insurance will give you the following benefits:
✔ All medical conditions considered for cover
✔ 24-hour medical emergency helpline
✔ UK based Contact Centres
✔ Easy online quote process
✔ Rated as Excellent on Trustpilot*
✔ Winner of the Personal Finance Best Travel Insurance Award for 2018/19
Benefits of Avanti Travel Insurance
- No upper age limit on Single Trip policies
- Personal liability of up to £2,000,000
- Cancellation cover of up to £7,500 (up to £10,000 cruise cancellation cover)
- Unlimited medical expenses on Deluxe policies
- Up to £1,000 Hospital Daily Benefit on Classic and Deluxe policies
- Personal belongings cover of up to £3,000 (up to £5,000 for cruises)
- Up to 17 days winter sports cover included on Annual Multi-trips, up to the age of 70**
- Exclusive policy that covers cruises with a host of additional benefits available
- Optional Gadget cover of up to £1,000
Types of insurance we offer
Now that you know where you can get great cover for your gallbladder condition it’s worth thinking about what else needs covering in your policy.
You can choose a policy that will cover you for holidays on land or a policy that’s exclusively designed for cruises, depending on the types of holiday you prefer to take.
Then you can start thinking about how long you want to be covered for. It could be that you’ve only got the one trip planned for the moment, so our single trip cover would be perfect for you. Or you could opt for annual cover so you can book more holidays with the confidence that your pre-existing medical travel insurance is sorted.
What questions will I be asked about my gallbladder condition?
So we can offer you cover that works for you, we will need to ask you some questions about the nature of your gallbladder condition and how it affects your daily life.
We respect your confidentiality and will only use the information that you provide to build a level of cover that best meets your needs.
Here are some of the questions we commonly ask:
- Are you awaiting any further investigations or treatment for biliary stones?
- How long ago was your last procedure to the gallbladder?
- Have you had a cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)?
- Are you awaiting any procedures to treat your gallbladder or bile ducts?
- Have you had any symptoms related to your gallbladder or bile ducts in the last 12 months?
If you are ready to answer these questions about your gallbladder condition, let’s get your travel insurance sorted! Get a quote online or call us on 0800 888 6195.
I’ve already purchased travel insurance to cover my gallbladder condition, do I need to keep you updated if my condition changes?
Yes, it is essential for you to keep us updated with any changes to your pre-existing medical conditions, or if you are diagnosed with a new condition, so we can consider whether we can cover you for these as well.
It might be that you’ve now been prescribed medication to control your condition or perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with a new condition that’s completely unrelated to your gallbladder condition.
You will need to tell us about any changes to your medical conditions before you next travel on your policy in order to be covered for these changes on your holiday.
Update your policy today by calling our Customer Services Team on 0808 281 0389.
*Based on over 6,000 reviews on independent review site Trustpilot. Data accurate as of November 2018.
**Medical conditions apply