Travelling with a Hernia can be a worry, what happens if it gets worse, or if it strangulates? It can be very painful and you may not be able to communicate the issue very clearly in another language. Well with medical travel insurance policies you will have access to a 24 hour emergency help line so that you needn't worry about communication issues with local doctors and medical staff. Just call up and the emergency medical assistance team will help they have operators fluent in many languages who can speak to medical staff wherever you are. When travelling in Europe, it is also important to make sure that you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Travel insurance policies normally do not cover pre-existing medical conditions such as hernias. When you purchase with medical travel insurance as long as you disclose your conditions ,and any of their related conditions, you will be covered by the medical expenses section of a policy. Along with the emergency help line you also get cover for expenses such as ambulance and hospital admission costs, and repatriation to the UK. Cancellation cover would mean that if you were deemed unfit to travel before your holiday, for reasons relating to your hernia, you would be entitled to make a claim.
Our online medical screening process makes it easy to compare travel insurance that covers any pre-existing medical conditions you might have, including hernias. When entering your details you will be asked some questions relevant to your conditions, such as any related conditions they may have, whether it has interfered with your activities or daily living at all, and any treatments or surgeries you have undertaken. The answers you provide will allow us to quickly assess your current health situation, so that we are able to provide you with travel insurance quotes that will provide the correct cover for you.
For further information and advice on travelling with a hernia, you may find the links at the below helpful.
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