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Leukaemia travel insurance.

Cancellation cover

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

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Getting the right cover to travel with leukaemia

Looking for good quality holiday insurance when you have leukaemia?

As expert providers of travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions, we appreciate how important it is for people to be able to travel with conditions, such as leukaemia, with the peace of mind that they have good travel insurance.

We know that there are different types of leukaemia that may affect people and their daily activities differently. You might have just been told you are in remission and want a holiday to relax, or perhaps your condition is under control with medication. This is why we have our medical screening process, so you can tell us about the nature of your condition and how it affects your daily life.

When you’re ready, you can click the get a quote button to get a quote and pay online, or if you’d rather speak to us, 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 leukaemia when getting travel insurance?

Yes, it is essential for you to declare having leukaemia, or being in remission, when getting travel insurance so this can be considered in any cover we can offer you.

If you’re living with leukaemia, or are in remission, then we may be able to offer you our full cover if the following statements are true for you:

  • Your doctor has declared you fit to travel (or would if you asked them)
  • You are not awaiting surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • If you are waiting for surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, then we may still be able to offer you some cover, but we would not be able to cover your leukaemia or any other pre-existing conditions related to these. That means you wouldn’t be covered for things like having to cancel your trip due to your condition.

If your doctor is happy for you to travel with leukaemia, and all of the above statements apply to you, let’s get your travel insurance sorted today!

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 leukaemia?

We’ll ask you a few multiple choice questions to help understand more about your cancer to work out the right level of cover for you. We’ll always respect your confidentiality and use the information to help cover you properly.

We will need to know what you have been officially diagnosed with, or have recovered from, out of the following types of leukaemia:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic (or lymphatic) leukaemia
  • Hairy cell leukaemia
  • Aplastic anaemia
  • NK (natural killer) cell leukaemia
  • Plasma cell leukaemia

Here’s a few questions we commonly ask:

  • Are you currently undergoing any treatment for this or is any planned?
  • What age were you diagnosed with this condition?
  • How long ago was your first remission?
  • Have there been any relapses in the last three years?
  • Have you had a bone marrow transplant?
  • Has bone marrow (or stem cell) transplantation been performed?
  • Have any relapses following treatment occurred?
  • How long ago was the diagnosis made?
  • Are you taking strong painkillers every day for this condition?
  • What was your most recent haemoglobin level?
  • What was your most recent white blood cell count?
  • Have you required any hospital treatment for this condition in the last 12 months?
  • In the last 12 months has this condition failed to respond to any drugs?
  • Are you under ongoing medical supervision for this condition?
  • If you have been told, please specify which stage your condition is at currently?

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

If you are planning a holiday or 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 healthcare. Before you travel, check that your destination is covered by EHIC, so that you can be as prepared as possible.

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, or emergency transportation home. 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, and you have had to pay a subsidised fee for your healthcare, we will remove the excess fee for your medical emergency claims.

I’ve already purchased travel insurance for my leukaemia; do I need to keep you updated about any changes to my medical conditions?

Yes, you will need to keep us updated if there are any changes to your medical conditions or if you are diagnosed with any new conditions, so these can be considered within your cover.

You will need to let us know about any changes or new conditions before you travel in order for us to consider them in your cover.

To update your policy you can speak to our Customer Services Team who will be happy to help you.

What if my leukaemia is terminal, can you still cover me?

We may be able to cover you for your holiday with a single trip policy when your leukaemia is terminal.

We know you’re not defined by having terminal leukaemia and you may want to enjoy time with friends and family on holiday. But before you go on your trip, it’s really important to make sure it’s safe for you to travel. Speak to your doctors about your travel plans and they’ll be able to give you advice on whether you’re fit to travel. Once you’ve been given the go-ahead, it’s always best to make sure your plans are covered by specialist travel insurance.

Having terminal leukaemia may not stop you from being insured with us. We’ll need to know that your life expectancy is more than six months after you return back from holiday and that it’s safe for you to travel.

To find out more, or to get a quote for your trip, get in touch with our friendly team on 0800 888 6195, we’re based right here in the UK.

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