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Travel insurance for neurodegenerative diseases

Cancellation cover

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

24/7 medical support

Practical help when you need it.

You’re in control

View and update your policy online in your own time.

Unlimited medical expenses

Generous emergency medical cover with our Deluxe policy.

Covering neurodegenerative diseases with your travel insurance

If you’re travelling with a neurodegenerative disease, you’ll want your holiday insurance to be straight-forward and easy to arrange. Which is why it’s a relief to know that you can speak to our friendly experts based right here in the UK.

With personalised cover, we’re on hand if there’s a problem while you’re away. That way, you can set off feeling protected and ready for a great holiday.

Flexibility to change details online

When you buy a policy from us, you can manage it yourself by logging in to your My Avanti account. Here you can:

  • access policy documents
  • update traveller details
  • change your single trip dates (limits apply)
  • renew an annual policy if you have no changes to make
  • and more.

If you have questions about Covid-19 and how it affects your holiday plans, visit our Covid-19 help page.

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It's not just travel insurance, it's travel reassurance!

Ever get the feeling that some insurers are just waiting to catch you out? With Avanti Travel Insurance, when we say your health conditions are covered - they’re covered.

That’s Travel Reassurance!

Why letting us know about your health conditions is important

When Richard1 had to cancel a special cruise holiday, he was glad he’d bought his travel insurance policy from us. Thankfully, we’d covered him against the cost of having to cancel his holiday.

Richard was about to re-book his holiday a few months later when he was diagnosed with a new health condition. Understandably, he worried whether he would still be covered. But all was well – we quickly helped Richard to update his policy to cover him for his new condition.

This meant Richard could relax, safe in the knowledge that if something does go wrong, we’ll always aim to put it right.

Table of benefits

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

Do I need to have had both my Covid jabs to be covered?

As long as you’ve had the vaccines you’ve been offered for Covid-19, you should be covered. If you haven’t been offered both doses yet or you’re medically exempt then you can also be covered.

If you’ve refused any doses of the vaccine or haven’t been able to have a dose you’ve been offered, you won’t be covered.

What questions will I be asked about my neurodegenerative condition?

You’ll just be asked a few simple questions about your neurodegenerative condition and any other pre-existing health conditions you may have. This is so that we can offer you the best possible cover for your needs – we know that one size doesn’t fit all!

We understand talking about your health may be a sensitive topic. Anything you tell us is treated as strictly confidential, and we’ll never rush you.

Questions may include the following, depending on your personal circumstances:

  • Do you require assistance with dressing or eating or washing?
  • Do you require more assistance or supervision than you did six months ago?
  • When you travel will you always be accompanied by someone you know?
  • Do you currently use any mobility aids?
  • Has your condition ever caused any problems with breathing?
  • Has your condition ever caused any problems with swallowing?
  • How many unplanned hospital admissions have you had for this condition in the last 12 months?

What neurodegenerative conditions are covered by travel insurance?

Some of the neurodegenerative conditions we can cover with travel insurance include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Batten’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Motor neurone diseases (including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis

When should I buy my travel insurance?

You can buy your travel insurance any time between booking your holiday and departure. But you might find it reassuring to know that once your cover starts you’re covered for cancelling your holiday before you even set off. So, you’ll be covered for the cost of having to cancel your holiday.

What do I do if my health condition changes after I’ve bought my travel insurance policy?

If there are any changes to your health, it’s important you let us know as soon as you can, so we can update your travel insurance policy to reflect your new medical conditions.

If you forget to tell us about any changes to your health, this may affect the validity of your travel insurance policy. If your policy isn’t accurate, this may mean any potential claims may not be accepted if you needed us further down the line.

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