Wondering what is medical screening for travel insurance? Find out information and examples to help you when you're buying Travel Insurance .
Medical screening is part of the quote process. Medical screening for Travel Insurance with pre existing conditions is a number of simple questions about the medical conditions you declare. Travel Insurance providers carry out medical screening to ensure that they offer you the right level of cover.
Examples of questions asked during medical screening include:
You need to declare all medical conditions which fall inside of the medical warranty. You can find the medical warranty at the start of the quote process.
Yes, you’ll need to declare all medical conditions which fall inside of the medical warranty. Although conditions can be well managed and controlled at home, that can change when travelling. So it’s important to make sure that you are fully covered for all eventualities.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Kay Greveson, explains: “A pre-existing medical condition can be affected by changes in temperature and climate and should always be declared, even if it is being controlled by medication.”
You will only ever need to declare the name of your diagnosed medical condition. The screening questions may then ask you about your symptoms.
Yes – you’ll need to declare any medical condition which falls inside of the medical warranty.
You won’t need to declare a condition if it was misdiagnosed and is not something you’re living with. You will, however, need to declare the correct diagnosis for the condition.
As you have not yet had the procedure, you will need to declare the medical condition which you are waiting for a procedure. You will then just answer the medical questions relating to this medical condition.
No, if the question specifies ‘Compulsory’ you’ll not need to include a voluntary hospital admission.
No, we do not class attending A&E as an admission.
Yes, you’ll need to declare a one-off episode if it’s for a diagnosed medical condition. You must declare all medical conditions which fall inside the medical warranty and you must be ‘fit to travel’. If the one-off episode is for an undiagnosed condition that you are under investigation for we cannot offer cover. If you are currently
Around 11 per cent of the UK population has some form of private medical insurance. Therefore many people make use of private medical treatment. If you are one of the many seeing a consultant privately you would need to include this when completing your quote.
Alcohol is a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions. You must declare all pre-existing medical conditions. No matter the cause of a condition,
At AllClear, we understand that travelling with a medical condition means you have a few more things to consider. So, we keep our medical screening process as quick and simple.
Hear what our customers have to say about our Medical screening:
“Easy to use the website. Questions were straightforward and insurance options clear. Documents came in post in 2 days” – Denise
Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear
Written by: Lydia Crispin | Travel Insurance ExpertLast Updated: 22 March 2023
 Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 30,000 reviews as of January 2023.
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