Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection that causes sores and blisters, common among young children in particular but can affect people of any age. Not usually serious it often improves within a week of treatment or a few weeks without treatment. Although it doesn't usually affect your ability to travel it can be covered as a medical condition and should be added to your travel insurance to prevent cover being invalidated due to it. It can be helpful anyway as some airlines may refuse passage should they feel you are contagious, if you have declared the condition your travel insurance cover will not be invalidated. Besides adding medical cover to your policy is quite simple and easy, just declare any and all pre-existing medical conditions on our system, including impetigo, by searching for and adding each condition, answer the related questions, and then we will then be able to provide a selection of travel insurance quotes specific to your requirements. Also Remember that while travelling in Europe, it is important to make sure that you also have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Getting a travel insurance policy that covers impetigo means that if you have any complications or need to get treatment 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 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 impetigo 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 impetigo or any other declared pre-existing condition, you would be entitled to make a claim.
Our online screening makes it easy to compare travel insurance policies that can cover impetigo along with any other medical conditions you may have. When you apply for a travel insurance quote we will ask some questions about you and your travel requirements that will include questions about to your medical health. After that you will be asked to add your conditions, each condition added may have some of it's own questions to answer such as any related conditions you might have, whether it has interfered with your daily living and routine activities, and about treatments or surgeries you have had or are currently undertaking. Answering these allows us to assess your current health situation, so that we can provide you with travel insurance quotes that are specific to you and your needs.
For further information and advice on travelling with Impetigo, you may find the links at the below helpful.
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