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Find out why you should cover your hernia with our travel insurance.

Do you need to declare a hernia as a pre-existing medical condition for travel insurance?

If you’ve had a hernia or any medical appointments about it in the past two years, then it’s best to declare it on your travel insurance.

With our specialist medical travel insurance, we consider all of your pre-existing conditions. Covering your recent hernia will mean that if something unexpected happens, you could be covered for medical expenses or having to cancel your holiday plans. By not declaring your hernia, you may not be covered if you need to claim.

Find out more about why you should choose our travel insurance below and 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 hip replacements
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
Optional upgrades for winter sports, golf, cruises and more…

How our travel insurance protects you with your hernia

We offer three levels of cover, with our Deluxe choice being the most comprehensive.

As well as being rated as 5 stars by Defaqto, our Deluxe option offers these benefits and more:

✔ 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

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

Can you fly with a hernia?

As part of our insurance, we’ll ask you to make sure that it’s safe for you to travel. If a doctor has (or would have if asked) advised against you travelling, then your policy will not be valid.

You can usually fly, or cruise after a hernia if your doctor has said it’s safe to do so. Just try not to do any heavy lifting or put unnecessary strain on yourself. That may mean that rollercoasters and adventure activities are out of the question for a while. So it’s best to stick to more relaxing getaway plans when you’re recovering from a hernia.

I need a hernia surgery but haven’t had it yet, can you cover me?

If you need either a laparoscopic repair of hiatus or inguinal hernia but haven’t yet had your surgery then we may be able to provide you with cover.

If you’re waiting for this type of surgery, we can offer cover for medical expenses including the cost of getting you back home, baggage loss and all other policy benefits, but not for cancellations or having to cut your holiday short if it’s caused by your hernia.

If you’re awaiting non laproscopic repair for your hernia, then we wouldn’t be able to cover it as a pre-existing medical condition.

What questions will we ask about your hernia?

When applying for our cover, we’ll ask you a few multiple choice questions to help understand more about your hernia and how it affects you now. 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 hernia do you have?

Do you take regular medication for it?
Have you ever had to have a procedure to widen a narrowing of the oesophagus (food pipe)?
You can either answer these questions using our online form, or talk to our friendly team.

Let’s go! Get your travel insurance to cover your hernia today

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

*Upper limits apply

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Essentials, Classic and Deluxe Policy wording document

Cruise Policy wording document