Scleroderma is an uncommon condition caused by the immune system attacking the connective tissue under the skin and around internal organs and blood vessels. This causes scarring and thickening of tissue in the affected areas. There is no cure and severity is dependent on the type of scleroderma but most with the condition can live a full life. It is important to include it on your travel insurance however if you want medical cover included on your policy. Declaring any pre-existing medical conditions is easy on our system so there is no reason not to add conditions such as scleroderma, 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 also remember that when travelling in Europe, it is also important to make sure that you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
With a travel insurance policy that covers your scleroderma, if there are any complications or something exacerbates it 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 the local 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 scleroderma or another declared pre-existing or related conditions, you would be entitled to make a claim.
Our online medical screening makes it simple to compare travel insurance that is able to cover scleroderma along with related conditions or issues or any other medical conditions you might have. When entering your details there will be some questions relevant to your medical health and you will be able to add conditions, answer the questions for each condition, include any related conditions you may have, whether they have interfered with your activities or daily living at all, and any treatments or surgeries you have had or are undertaking for them. These questions and your answers allow us to assess your current health situation, allowing us to provide you with travel insurance quotes that have the cover that is correct for you.
For further information and advice on travelling with scleroderma, you may find the links at the below helpful.
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