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Travel insurance to cover chickenpox

Chickenpox is an illness that is quite common and normally affects children causing an itchy spotty rash. It is normally mild and goes within a week, however when it afflicts at risk people, particularly pregnant women, newborn babies and people with a weakened immune systems, it can be quite dangerous. It can also affect your ability to travel and is thus coverable as a condition. Add medical cover to your policy and declare any and all pre-existing medical conditions on our system, including chickenpox, it's easy to do, all you need to do is search for and add each condition, answer the related questions and we will then be able to provide a selection of travel insurance quotes specific to your requirements. If you or your child has chickenpox please check with your airline before travelling on a plane as many do not allow people with chickenpox to fly. Remember also that when travelling in Europe, it is important to make sure that you also have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

What does travel insurance for chickenpox cover?

With a travel insurance policy that covers chickenpox, if there are any complications while you are on holiday you will have access to a 24 hour emergency medical assistance or help line, with operators fluent in many languages who can speak to medical staff for you. The medical expenses section of a policy also commonly covers additional expenses such as ambulance and hospital admission costs, and repatriation to the UK. Perhaps the most important aspect for those with chicken pox is that you will also get cover for cancellation meaning that if you were deemed unable to travel before your holiday, for reasons relating to your chickenpox or any other declared pre-existing condition, you would be entitled to make a claim.

How can you get medical travel insurance that covers chickenpox?

We have a simple online screening makes it easy to compare travel insurance policies that can cover chickenpox along with any other medical conditions you may have. Before applying for a quote we will ask some questions about your trip that will include questions about your medical health after that you will be able to add conditions, each condition has some of it's own questions to answer such as any related conditions you may have, whether it has interfered with your activities or daily living, and about treatments or surgeries you have had or are currently undertaking. From these answers we can assess your current health situation, so that we can provide you with travel insurance quotes that have the cover that is specific to you and your needs.

For further information and advice on travelling with chickenpox, you may find the links at the below helpful.

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