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Bladder cancer travel insurance

Getting bladder cancer travel insurance can be easier than you might think. Many people are able to have full, active lives after their diagnosis, and this includes travelling abroad. Provided that your doctor is happy for you to travel, there are insurance providers who are likely to be able to offer you fully comprehensive cover for your holiday.

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

Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:

  • You must be fit to travel
  • The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
  • You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements

You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.

Getting travel insurance for bladder cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with bladder cancer and have struggled to get travel insurance, AllClear could help. Rather than offer a one-size-fits-all policy, we at AllClear believe everyone has the right to travel.

By using our quick and easy online medical screening process, which will ask details about your diagnosis, treatments and destination, you will be shown a range of quotes specific to you and your travel plans. From there you’ll be able to compare prices and choose which policy fits you best.

All our policies include 24-hour medical emergency support through the emergency medical assistance company. This means that someone will always be on the end of the phone, able to help.

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.

No age limit

As you get older, you may have more time to travel but conversely, you might have found it more difficult to find travel insurance. This can be especially pertinent if you also have pre-existing medical conditions.

That’s why we can offer bladder cancer holiday insurance policies with no upper age limit on our AllClear Gold and Gold Plus policiesWe can often cover people who’ve been turned away elsewhere.

More about us

At AllClear, we have covered over 1,300 conditions, including bladder cancer. We’re experts in finding cover for travellers who’ve had difficulty finding suitable travel insurance elsewhere. Since 2000, we’ve found cover for over 500,000 people with different medical conditions keen to explore the world. And you can join them.

Your bladder cancer travel insurance quote

Our quote process is online, fast and straightforward. To get a choice of quotes from providers that can help, you’ll just need to:

  • Click the quote now button anywhere on our site
  • Enter your personal details and information about your holiday plans.
  • Complete our online medical screening process. You can search for ‘bladder cancer’ and respond to the multiple choice questions that are asked.
  • Don’t forget to fill in the details for any other people that will be travelling with you as well.
  • You will be shown a summary of travel insurance with bladder cancer quotes to review.
  • You can save the quotes for later or proceed straight to purchase.


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Bladder cancer travel tips

If you’re planning on travelling with bladder cancer,  there will be a number of things you may want to consider before your trip. However, if you plan well in advance, you’ll have the best chance of having a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Take a look at our bladder cancer travel tips for our suggestions on planning a trouble-free holiday.

Before anything else, you should take the time to think seriously about the kind of holiday that would work best for you. If you’ve always enjoyed action-packed weeks abroad, now might be the time to consider a more sedate experience.

Be realistic about what’s possible for you. If you’ve recently had treatment, for example, then you might be worried that you won’t feel 100% well for the duration of your holiday. In this case, be cautious and don’t overexert yourself.

Access to toilets

Certain treatments for bladder cancer can alter how frequently you need to use the toilet. Since your diagnosis, you may have found that you need to relieve your bladder fairly regularly.

To make things easier, you could book yourself an aisle seat on the plane. This will make it easier for you to get to the toilet and prevent the need to ask others to move every time you feel the urge!


If you’re on specific medication to help manage your bladder cancer, visit your doctor before you travel. Make them aware that you’ll need enough medication for the duration of your trip and maybe some extra in case of delays.

If you know you’ll need your medication during the flight, it’s important to let the airline know this before you fly. They may also offer any mobility assistance to ensure you don’t feel too fatigued.

Access to medical help

If you are travelling with bladder cancer, make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance and have declared all medical conditions. That way you’ll be covered for any emergency medical treatment you might need while you’re away.

If you’re travelling in Europe you should also have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This allows you the same level of medical treatment as the residents in the country you’re visiting, either free or at a lower cost, so always carry it in your purse or wallet. However,  you will still need travel insurance too as the EHIC wouldn’t cover you for all eventualities, for example repatriation (emergency transport back to the UK.

Other things to consider

As much as you might want to explore your new surroundings, make sure you rest frequently. Other travelling with bladder cancer tips include:

  • Take a list of foods you’ve been more sensitive to since your diagnosis. You can show this to hotel and restaurant staff so they can help you with suitable food choices. You might want to translate this list into the language of the country you’re travelling to.
  • Carry a bottle of water with you at all times and stay well hydrated.
  • If you’ve been diagnosed with bladder cancer, alcohol is generally not recommended. If you’re unsure about what’s safe, then it’s best to speak to your doctor.
  • If you’ve successfully stopped smoking since your diagnosis, avoid any temptation and ask the people around you to be respectful and not smoke around you.

We really hope you enjoy your trip!

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