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IMPORTANT NEWS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) COVER IS NOW AVAILABLE - We can confirm all of our policies now provide cover for Medical and other Expenses outside of the United Kingdom if you contract Coronavirus (COVID-19) whilst abroad. Some of our policies now also offer other additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) benefits. The policies that offer the additional cover are clearly marked where we display our prices along with the full terms and conditions. All our policies will only provide cover, if prior to your trip commencing, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has NOT advised against all (or all but essential) travel to your chosen destination. If you are considering travelling against advice outlined by the FCDO https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to selected countries within Europe on the Amber or Red list, and you feel it is safe to do so, we may be able to offer you cover too. Please note this cover is not available via our website so please call our friendly team on the number above for more information. We can assist you via telephone Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 8.30am - 4pm or alternatively email email@example.com. If your query is regarding a claim please click here for further details.
Down's syndrome, also known as Down syndrome or trisomy 21, is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and certain physical characteristics. Those with Down's Syndrome are more likely than most to get a range of medical conditions so it’s important that you declare all of your conditions so that you can be fully protected for your trip. You should always check with your doctor that you are fit to travel before making travel arrangements. For travel in Europe, you should also ensure that you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
A travel insurance policy with medical cover included offers you protection in the event of any complications whilst on holiday. In the event of loss or theft of any medication you would be able to make a claim for replacement costs. If you become unwell during your trip, having a travel insurance policy including cover for pre-existing medical conditions would protect you should you need to receive unplanned medical treatment, or repatriation back to the UK. Cancellation cover would mean that if you were deemed unfit to travel before your holiday, for reasons relating to complications of any declared conditions, you would be entitled to make a claim. You are also able to cover travel companions on the same policy, so that they too are able to make a claim if their travel plans are affected. Please be aware that different insurers offer different levels of cover, and you should check the cover limits of the policy prior to purchase.
Our online medical screening makes it easy to compare travel insurance that covers pre-existing medical conditions at MedicalTravelInsurance.co.uk. When entering your details you will be asked some questions relevant to your condition, any related medical conditions (such as heart disorders/conditions, hearing or vision problems or any recurrent infections), and any medication you may have been prescribed. The answers you provide will allow us to quickly assess your current health situation and tailor travel insurance quotes that will provide suitable cover for you.
For further information and advice on travelling with Down's Syndrome, you may find the links at the below helpful.
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