A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is an unpleasant illness caused by bacteria moving from your bladder into one or both of your kidneys. If promptly treated it doesn't cause serious harm however can make you feel very unwell and makes urinating painful. If untreated it can get worse and cause permanent damage. It can also affect your ability to travel and can be covered as a medical condition. Add medical cover to your policy and declare any and all pre-existing medical conditions on our system, including pyelonephritis, it's simple 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. Remember also that when travelling in Europe, it is important to make sure that you also have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
With a travel insurance policy that covers kidney infections, 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 pyelonephritis 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 kidney infection or any other declared pre-existing condition, you would be entitled to make a claim.
We have a simple online screening makes it easy to compare travel insurance policies that can cover a kidney infection along with any other medical conditions you may have. When applying 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 a kidney infection, you may find the links at the below helpful.
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