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Bowel cancer travel insurance

Bowel cancer travel insurance offers cover if you’re currently living with bowel cancer or are in remisision, and wish to travel with peace of mind. This type of insurance covers you for medical emergencies, giving you the support you need when you are abroad and preventing unexpected medical bills.

At AllClear we know that if you have a medical condition, such as bowel cancer, travel insurance can sometimes be hard to find. However, we specialise in providing Travel Insurance for those with pre-existing medical conditions. This means we can offer you quotes for specialist travel insurance for cancer patients.

Since 2000 we’ve been helping people with medical conditions travel abroad. We do this by offering simple and fair travel cover from a range of providers, and we could help you too!

With AllClear travel insurance for bowel cancer you’ll have cover:

  • For any medical emergency, including any medical issues that occur as a result of your bowel cancer.
  • To access 24 hour medical advice from our medical emergency helpline.
  • For any unplanned medical treatment or replacement medication*.

*Providers will vary, so do check the cover limits of the policy you intend to purchase.

Why AllClear?

  • Our easy online screening process can give you a range of quotes, specific to you. These quotes are from a variety of travel insurance providers making it easy for you to compare prices and choose the right policy.
  • With a wealth of experience in providing cover for people with pre-existing medical conditions, you can benefit from our expertise in providing bowel cancer travel insurance, as well as other pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Whatever your age, we could offer you a quote. Our AllClear policies have no upper age limit.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Unlimited
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Travel Delay Up to £300 Up to £1,500 Up to £1,500
Recuperation stay
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

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.

Review your quotes

You will then be shown a simple summary of quotes from a range of providers. At this stage you can either save your quotes or, if you want to ensure that you have full cover for your planned trip, proceed to purchase your policy.

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Travelling with bowel cancer

It’s important to consider a few things before travelling with, or after, bowel cancer. We’ve put together these bowel cancer travel tips that might be helpful if you, or a loved one, are travelling with bowel cancer.

Our bowel cancer travel tips

Planning your trip and knowing your limits

  • Firstly, planning 4-6 weeks in advance is a great idea to ensure you can fully prepare for your holiday.
  • When planning your trip, the first thing you’ll probably want to think of is the destination. The destination and distance you’ll travel can be a huge part of making your trip easier and more enjoyable. This is particularly true if you’ve have recently had surgery. Try not to travel too far afield straight away, you may find you’re overexerting yourself.
  • There are lots of great destinations for an enjoyable, relaxing holiday which are only an hour or so away on an airplane. Or maybe you could travel by train for a relatively more comfortable and spacious journey.

Travelling with medication for bowel cancer

  • If you’re currently on prescribed medication for your bowel cancer, you will probably want to see your doctor before you travel to ensure you have enough medication to last you the duration of your holiday and some extra in case of any delays while on your travels.
  • If you know you’ll need your medication with you at all times and throughout the flight, be sure to make the airline aware of this before you travel. This is so that they don’t try and store your medication in the hold.
  • If you need to cross time zones, speak to your doctor about the new times you’ll need to take your medication if you’re unsure.
  • Also, you may want to speak to your doctor about the best times to travel. If you are having ongoing treatment (e.g. chemotherapy or radiotherapy), you may be able to plan a journey in between treatments.

Flying after a bowel cancer diagnosis

  • If you find yourself needing to go to the bathroom more since your diagnosis, it may be sensible to reserve an aisle seat on the plane when booking your flights.
  • It might also be worth opting for priority boarding so you can board before the rest of the plane’s passengers arrive. This should also give you a chance to speak to the flight attendants about your medication requirements if at all necessary.
  • If you’re finding your stomach sensitive to certain foods since your diagnosis, make the airline aware of this before you fly so they can provide you with more suitable food if necessary.

EHIC and your right to treatment and medical care abroad

  • If you’re travelling within the EU, you’ll be entitled to an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). The EHIC entitles you to the same level of health care as the residents in the country you’re visiting.
  • However, the EHIC isn’t a valid form of full travel insurance. For example, it will not cover you if you need to be brought home in an emergency so you’ll need to make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance too.

Staying healthy while away

  • If you’re going somewhere with high temperatures it’s important to sip water constantly throughout the day. Keeping some bottled water with you when you’re out and about can make this easier. Avoid tap water, fresh salad which has been washed in tap water, or ice cubes made from tap water, as this could lead to sickness and diarrhoea.
  • You could translate a list of the foods you’re sensitive to (or would otherwise like to avoid) into the language of the country you’re visiting. This could make things simpler at meal times.
  • Alcohol is not generally recommended if you’ve been diagnosed with bowel cancer. So, if you’re unsure, ask your doctor before you go and keep alcohol consumption to a minimum.

Written by: Russell Wallace | Travel Insurance Expert
Last Updated: 24 November 2023

† Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 70,000 reviews as of January 2024. AllClear Gold Plus achieved a Which? Best Buy.