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Travel insurance for thyroid cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and you’re planning on taking a trip abroad, it’s important you have thyroid cancer travel insurance before you head off. As long as your doctor or oncologist has declared you fit to travel, you should be able to enjoy a holiday abroad.

AllClear is the specialist in travel insurance for thyroid cancer, along with many other medical conditions. We have a wide range of policies if you’re thinking of travelling abroad and require Travel Insurance for pre existing conditions.

Whether it’s single or annual multi-trip insurance that you need, we can help you find the best cover for your condition while abroad. And guess what? The process is a lot easier than you think. We work with trusted travel insurance providers who are able to provide affordable travel insurance for those with thyroid cancer. Thanks to our simple comparison site, you can have a quote in just a few clicks.

Providing you have fully declared your thyroid cancer, a comprehensive policy should cover you:

  • For cancer at any stage.
  • To use a 24 hour emergency medical assistance line from abroad.
  • To claim for any unplanned medical treatment and replacement medication*.

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

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

Frequently asked questions

Is it easy to get travel insurance after thyroid cancer?

Some people might find it difficult to get travel insurance with thyroid cancer. However, we’re here to help you find the best insurance policy for your circumstances. Finding travel insurance for those who have thyroid cancer doesn’t have to be difficult and can be straightforward.

As the specialists in medical travel insurance we’re able to cover a wide range of medical conditions and no medical conditions are automatically excluded. Our online comparison service has been designed to make purchasing travel insurance as easy and stress free as possible.

Why do you need travel insurance with thyroid cancer?

You probably already know how important it is to have a reliable travel insurance for thyroid cancer before you travel. If you suddenly become unwell and require treatment for your thyroid cancer while on holiday, travel insurance can provide you with the financial security that you need in getting suitable care.

Will you need travel insurance if you have recovered from thyroid cancer?

You will need specialist travel insurance if you are in remission for your thyroid cancer. This is to ensure you’re covered should there be any complications while you’re abroad or if the cancer were to return before you travel.

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.

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Travelling with thyroid cancer

If you or a loved one is living with thyroid cancer, providing your doctor has declared you fit to travel, there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t travel abroad.

Travelling with thyroid cancer may require a little extra planning but we’ve put together some useful tips in this guide which we hope you find helpful!

Thyroid cancer travel tips

Planning your trip

  • If you have thyroid cancer or will be travelling with someone who has the condition, consider these thyroid cancer travel tips as you plan for your upcoming holiday.
  • Your doctor can help you plan your treatment and medication around your trip to ensure you can fully enjoy it. They may also recommend a more suitable time to go. If you’re on any medication, ask your doctor to provide you with enough medication for the duration of your trip, plus additional in case of unplanned travel delays.
  • Drink lots of water, avoid alcohol while onboard your flight and be sure to get up and take a walk around occasionally to maintain proper circulation.

Your right to healthcare in Europe

  • The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles travellers to the same level of care a local of the country you’re visiting. It’s free to apply for a card through the NHS, however, do note that the EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance for thyroid cancer. The EHIC would not cover you if you needed to come home in an emergency nor would it cover you for cancellation or baggage.

Travelling after thyroid surgery

  • If you recently underwent surgery for your thyroid cancer it’s important to give your body time to recover. Only travel once your doctor or oncologist confirms you’re well enough to. Consider the location and type of trip you’ll want to go on as you will need to keep your neck well supported and out of excessive water. If you plan to spend time at a pool or beach, try relaxing in a lounge chair in the shade with a good book!

Fatigue and travelling

  • You may find you get easily fatigued after minimal activity following thyroid cancer treatment. Planning a journey that won’t be too demanding will help to minimise the stress and allow you to fully enjoy your trip. While you might want to travel to exotic countries, starting with something closer to home could be more sensible and a more comfortable option when travelling with thyroid cancer. Planning time to rest can be easy to do in between your exploring, and it will help keep you energised. AllClear values the relaxation a great holiday brings, and with reliable thyroid cancer travel insurance, we hope to help make your travels as enjoyable as possible!

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Written by: Russell Wallace | Travel Insurance Expert
Last Updated: 23 March 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.