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Written by Nick Heady – Travel Insurance Expert

Travel Insurance for people living with cancer

Cancer Travel Insurance covers you if you’re currently living with cancer or are in remission and wish to travel with peace of mind. Travel Insurance for cancer covers you for medical emergencies, giving you the support you need abroad and preventing unexpected medical bills.

With all of our AllClear branded policies, Superior2 rated Covid cover is included for FREE so that you can travel with confidence.

Why do you need Cancer Travel Insurance?

Although there are around 375,000 new cancer cases in the UK every year, many providers do not offer Travel Insurance for cancer patients. Some mainstream insurers will insure you. However, their cover may include exclusions related to any claims connected to your cancer.

Specialist Travel Insurance with cancer cover will provide you with the level of cover you need. This type of insurance is vital in case your cancer prevents you from travelling or you have to receive emergency medical treatment while on holiday.

How to get Travel Insurance with cancer?

If you are living with cancer or in remission, it can be challenging to get Travel Insurance you can trust. As a specialist medical Travel Insurance provider, AllClear has offered Travel Insurance for cancer patients for over 20 years. We cover all types of cancer and all stages.

From prostate cancer to breast cancer – we want to ensure that, no matter your condition, everyone has the opportunity to have a holiday. Cancer Travel Insurance by AllClear will provide you with the cover and support you need to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Types of cancer covered by AllClear

When you begin a quote for Holiday Insurance for cancer patients, our medical screening questions will ask you to declare your conditions. We can offer Travel Insurance for all types of cancer, including:

Stages of cancer covered by AllClear

We’re able to cover all stages of cancer. As you answer the questions throughout the screening process, we will gather all the information needed to offer a quote for your specific circumstances.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Trusted Travel Insurance for people with cancer

You can have peace of mind when travelling with AllClear. 99% of customers would recommend us to family and friends3

We understand that you may have a few more concerns when searching for Holiday insurance with cancer. Discover how our specialist cover keeps cancer patients cruising.

Hear more of our customer’s experience:

Alex at AllClear Travel Insurance was…

“Alex at AllClear Travel Insurance was extremely helpful in setting up the correct travel policy for my needs. I have cancer, and AllClear provided a good level of cover to ensure I feel comfortable should I become poorly whilst away.” – Rachel Watts

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Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.

Frequently asked questions

How much is Travel Insurance for cancer patients?

Travel insurance cost for people with cancer is based on personal medical history, age, and destination. Travel Insurance for cancer patients will cost more than for someone with no medical conditions.

What if you're in remission from cancer?

Half (50%) of people diagnosed with cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for ten years. At AllClear, we believe that those in remission and those living with cancer deserve the opportunity to travel.

However, you must declare your cancer and that you are in remission. This ensures you’re fully covered should you fall ill or need to cancel.

What if your condition is terminal?

We are still able to cover terminal conditions. This is  looked at on a case by case basis. If your condition is terminal, please call 01708 339029.

What if your condition is undiagnosed?

If you’re in the middle of a diagnosis or your doctor is in the process of finding out whether your cancer has spread, we will not be able to offer cover during this period. This is because we cannot cover undiagnosed conditions.

Once you have been diagnosed, in most cases, we will then be able to offer a quote.

Annual multi-trip or single trip?

With an annual multi-trip policy you can travel multiple times within a year. The maximum duration of these trips varies between policies. However, it is usually between 31 to 45 days.

If you need a more extended trip duration or only plan to travel once in the year, then a single trip Travel Insurance policy may be better for you.

Tips for travelling with cancer

Whether you currently have cancer and are undergoing treatment or are in remission, a holiday can be a great way to relax and take your mind off of things during these times. Read more for our top tips on travelling with cancer.

Talk to a medical professional

Speaking to your doctor or specialist before planning your trip is a good idea. Especially if you are travelling with cancer, your doctor will tell you if it is safe for you to travel and how to prepare for your trip.

Choosing your destination

When choosing your destination, it’s a good idea to think about the length of your journey and how far you’re willing to travel and for what length of time. Travelling long haul can be exhausting for those without any medical conditions, so it’s important not to overexert yourself.

If you need some inspiration, check out 5 Top Recuperating Holidays for Travelling After Cancer.


Flying can increase your risk of developing a blood clot. Cancer and specific treatments can also increase your risk. Discover ways to prevent blood clots when you are travelling and speak to your GP before booking your trip or travelling.


Some vaccinations required for certain countries contain live vaccines. People who have had certain types of cancer and treatments may not have these. Before travelling, find out more about cancer and travel vaccinations and speak to your doctor or GP. They will advise you on what’s safe for you to have.


If you’re taking prescribed medication for your cancer and need to travel with it, you should plan how much you will need to take with you and always try to bring extra. If you misplace or damage your medication, then this will help. You may also want to keep your medicine in its original packaging; this helps if you need more supplies and avoids any confusion at the airport if your medication is in your own container. When packing your hand luggage, read our guide for more information on travelling with medications.

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

2 Covid cover rated Superior by a leading Independent UK Consumer Champion.

3 Based on 166 AllClear customers surveyed in April 2021.

* With a purchase of an AllClear branded policy, you’ll automatically enter the £500 prize draw. Plus, you’ll get 20% off the base price of your policy. Discount does not apply to any premium generated to cover medical conditions and optional extras. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends at 23:59 on 4/12/23. T&Cs apply

Written by: AllClear Team
Last Updated: 19 September 2023

[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 30,000 reviews as of January 2023.