Brain cancer travel insurance
If you’ve been diagnosed with a brain tumour, or have recently had treatment to remove brain cancer, finding specialist brain cancer travel insurance can prove difficult. At AllClear, we specialise in medical travel insurance for those with pre-existing medical conditions.
This means that we’re able to help thousands of people with medical conditions travel to destinations all over the world. So, even if you have been affected by brain cancer, we can help you find the specialist travel insurance for brain cancer that will allow you to enjoy your holiday to the full.
What cover will I get with AllClear brain cancer travel insurance?
You’ll be covered for:
- For any medical emergency, including any medical issues that occur as a result of your brain 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.
- We are experts in travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions, so you know that with AllClear brain cancer travel insurance you’re in good hands
- We welcome all ages! Our AllClear policies have no upper age limit so you can get travel insurance with brain cancer no matter your age.
- We offer you choice. We can provide you with quotes from a range of insurance provider so you can compare premiums and coverage to find the policy that’s right for you.
The key benefits you can get
- Medical expenses covered up to £15,000,000.
- Cancellation and Curtailment covered up to £5,000.
- Personal Belongings covered up to £3,000.
- All ages. All medical conditions. All destinations.
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Travelling with brain cancer
If you’ve had treatment for brain cancer or if you have brain cancer, it’s vital that you check with your doctor or oncologist before planning a holiday. If you’re told that you’re fit to travel then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to enjoy your holiday. However, there are a few things to bear in mind when travelling with brain cancer. We’ve put together these handy tips to help you make the most of your holiday.
Our brain cancer travel tips
Flying and air travel with brain cancer
- You will usually need to wait around 3 months after treatment for brain cancer before you can travel by air. It might also be a good idea to book a destination which doesn’t require a long flight. A relatively short flight will ensure you don’t overexert yourself. You don’t want to wear yourself out before you even get there!
- Also, try to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible on the flight. This may mean arranging for priority boarding either through the airline, or purchasing priority passes.
- Booking a seat at the back of the plane on the aisle side is recommended. This will mean you get to board the plane at your own pace without having to worry about other passengers. You’ll be able to stand and walk around which is always recommended on flights longer than an hour.
- If you do feel at all unwell during your flight, the flight attendants may offer for you to sit or stand at the back to allow you some more space.
Taking your medication abroad
- Assuming that you’re on specific medication for your brain cancer or post surgery when you travel, you’ll want to have enough supplies to last you the duration of your trip.
- Your doctor will be able to prescribe the correct amount. It may be worth asking for some extra supplies in case of any delays. If you know you’ll be changing time zones, ask your doctor for the new times you’ll need to take your medication when you arrive on holiday.
- Also, don’t forget to pack your medication in your carry-on case instead of checked in luggage. This means that if there is a delay you will still have your medication.
EHIC and your right to medical treatment in Europe
- If you decide to travel within the EU on your trip, don’t forget your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). You can request one free of charge from the NHS. This will allow you the same level of health care as the residents in the country you’re visiting, meaning free or lower cost medical treatment.
- However, this isn’t a valid form of full travel insurance and it wouldn’t cover bringing you home in the event of an emergency. Always ensure you have medical travel insurance as well as your EHIC when travelling.
Enjoying your time away
Regardless of what stage your brain cancer is at, it’s important to rest and relax while you’re away. So, here are some simple pointers:
Don’t overdo it
- If you’re looking at excursions, try to consider ones which don’t stray too far from your accommodation, and that don’t last for long periods of time. An afternoon out probably won’t overexert you, but an 8am start and an 8pm finish will probably leave you tired! Choose wisely and remember, when you’re in a new place, you might find that the best hidden gems are only around the corner. Get those guidebooks ready!
Listen to your body
- If you would like to rest, don’t be afraid to tell your travel companions that you want to go back to the accommodation. Regardless of your condition, when in a hot country you may want to stop and take regular breaks for a snack and a drink, especially if you’ve been walking a lot.
- Following on from the above, drinking lots of water is one of the best things you can do to fight fatigue. This is especially true in a warm climate. Stick to bottled water and avoid food which has been washed in tap water. Tap water can cause sickness and diarrhoea which could have a devastating impact on your holiday.
- It’s not all about getting out and travelling around. Enjoy lazing by the pool with a good book, there’s no rush when you’re on holiday. Staying in one place and taking in your surroundings can be just as fun as exploring. Plus, you get to dip your toes in the sea or swimming pool which is the best way to spend an afternoon!