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High cholesterol travel insurance.

Cancellation cover

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

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Practical help when you need it.

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Getting the right cover to travel with high cholesterol

It’s quite common to have high cholesterol, but it’s also really common for people to forget to cover it with travel insurance.

With our specialist medical travel insurance, we consider all of your pre-existing conditions, including high cholesterol. Covering your pre-existing medical conditions 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 high cholesterol, you may not be covered in the event of a claim.

Find out more about why you should choose our travel insurance below and when you’re ready, you can get a quote and pay online in minutes. Or if you’d rather speak to us in person, 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 high cholesterol when getting travel insurance?

Yes, it is essential for you to declare your high cholesterol, as well as any other medical conditions that you have, when getting travel insurance so that these can be included in any cover you get.

Even though high cholesterol can be seen as a relatively minor pre-existing medical condition, it is still important that you mention it when getting your travel insurance quote. If you don’t declare this, or any other medical conditions when getting your insurance, and then need to make a claim for treatment we would not be able to cover any claims you make.

As expert providers of travel insurance that covers pre-existing medical conditions, we know that one-size doesn’t fit all when it comes to high cholesterol. It might be that your high cholesterol is under control due to dietary changes, or perhaps you take medication to control your condition.

That’s why we have our medical screening process, so we can find out about the nature of your high cholesterol, and any other medical conditions that you may have, and build cover that meets your individual needs.

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 types of questions will I be asked about my high cholesterol?

When you have high cholesterol, it’s best to declare and cover it in your travel insurance.

When applying for our cover, we’ll ask you some multiple choice questions to help us to understand how your high cholesterol affects you and your daily activities. We’ll always respect your confidentiality and will use the information to help cover you properly.

Here’s a few questions that we commonly ask:

  • Has a blood test ever at any time shown your cholesterol level to be raised?
  • Have you been advised to take medication for high blood pressure?
  • Have you ever been a smoker?

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

If you are planning on taking a holiday to Europe, you will need to get an EHIC before you travel 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 go wrong, such as having to cancel your holiday due to a medical emergency. That’s where your travel insurance with pre-existing medical cover comes in. What your EHIC can do is reduce your medical costs where subsidised healthcare is available.

If you can use your EHIC to receive treatment, and you have had to pay a subsidised fee for your healthcare abroad, we will remove the excess fee for your medical emergency claims.

Should my family be on the same policy as me if we are travelling together, even if they don’t have any medical conditions?

It might seem like a good idea to get a separate travel insurance policy to your family if you are travelling together, especially if you are the only one with pre-existing medical conditions. Did you know there are actually many benefits to taking out a travel insurance policy as a family or group?

Choosing to buy your travel insurance together should mean that you can claim back the full cost of your holiday per person if you had to cancel due to a medical emergency, provided this is within the policy limits. If you had separate policies and needed to cancel due to a medical emergency, it might be that only the person that’s having the emergency can claim back the full amount that they paid.

So buying a travel insurance policy together as a family or group can offer you added protection and reassurance that you and your family should be able to claim back the full amount you paid for your holiday if you need to.

I’ve already purchased high cholesterol cover; do I need to keep you updated if any of my medical conditions change?

Yes, it is essential for you to keep us updated if there are any changes to your medical conditions, or if you’ve been diagnosed with a new condition, so that we can include these within the cover we provide.

Even if it is a minor change to the medication used to control your condition, we still need to know so we can consider this within your cover.

You will need to let us know of any new conditions you’ve been diagnosed with before you travel in order for you to be covered for them on your policy.

You can update the medical conditions by speaking to our Customer Service Team, who will be happy to help you.

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