Travel insurance covering chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It's a common condition that many people don't realise they have and mainly affects middle-aged or older adults who smoke. Adding medical cover to your policy and declaring any pre-existing medical conditions is easy on our system so there is no reason not to add conditions such as COPD, simply search for and add each condition, answer the questions related to the condition and we will be able to provide a list of policies specific to your needs. Please remember when travelling in Europe, it is also important to make sure that you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

What does travel insurance for COPD cover?

With a travel insurance policy that covers your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, if there are any complications or you have a flare-up or something exacerbates your COPD while you are on holiday you will have access to a 24 hour emergency medical assistance 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. Cover for cancellation would mean that if you were deemed unfit to travel before your holiday, for reasons relating to your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or another declared pre-existing condition, you would be entitled to make a claim.

How do you get medical travel insurance that covers COPD?

Our online medical screening makes it simple to compare travel insurance that is able to cover your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease along with other medical conditions you may have. When entering your details there will be some questions relevant to your medical health and you will be able to add conditions, each condition has some questions to answer such as any related conditions you may have, whether it has interfered with your activities or daily living at all, and any treatments or surgeries you have had or are undertaking. These answers allow us to assess your current health situation, so that we can provide you with travel insurance quotes that provide the cover that is correct for you.

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

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