In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. It affects people of all ages, including children. Standard travel insurance tends to exclude cover for respiratory conditions, which can include arthritis. This doesn’t mean that you can’t travel, but means that if you have ever received a diagnosis of arthritis (of any type), you should ensure that your travel insurance policy includes cover for pre-existing medical conditions. Including this cover protects you in the event that any related complications arise before, or during, your trip. For travel in Europe, you should also ensure that you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
With a travel insurance policy covering arthritis, if you were to have issues while on holiday, or your medications were lost or stolen, you should be able to access a 24 hour emergency medical assistance line and make a claim for unplanned medical treatment and/or the cost of replacement medication. Cancellation cover would mean that if you were deemed unfit to travel before your holiday, for reasons relating to an arthritic condition, you would be entitled to make a claim. Please be aware that different insurers offer different levels of cover, and you may want to check the cover limits of the policy prior to purchase.
Our online medical screening makes it easy to compare travel insurance that covers arthritis of all types and many other related and unrelated conditions at MedicalTravelInsurance.co.uk. When entering your details you will be asked some questions relevant to your conditions, and the answers you provide will allow us to quickly assess your current health situation. We will be able to list suitable holiday insurance options with medical cover for you to review. If and when you find a policy that you desire you will be able to buy it via the website, or call in, where our friendly staff will take you through the rest of your quote and purchase of the policy.
For further information and advice on travelling with arthritis, you may find the links at the below helpful.
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