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Fair breast cancer travel insurance

Breast cancer travel insurance covers you if you’re currently living with breast cancer or are in remission and wish to travel with confidence. Designed to provide you with peace of mind, this insurance covers you for any medical emergencies, preventing any unexpected medical bills and unnecessary complications from occurring whilst you’re on holiday.

We believe everyone has the right to travel. So whatever your age, diagnosis and destination, we can offer you a quote.

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.

Additional support if you need to make a claim

We wanted our service to go further than providing insurance and assisting a claim. That’s why we have partnered with RedArc,to offer a free of charge service which provides practical and emotional support following a claim. The service is available on AllClear Gold and Gold Plus cover, and assigns nurses who offer expert advice in an approachable and friendly manner – for up to six months following your claim.

Frequently asked questions

Can you get a quote if your cancer has spread to other parts of the body?

Yes, we would be happy to offer you a quote.

During your quote please declare the primary cancer first of all. During questions about the condition, you will simply need to answer that the cancer has spread.

Can you still get cover if you're awaiting surgery?

If you’ve been given a date for your treatment, you are entitled to full benefits of cover. All you will need to do is state which type of treatment you have planned during the medical section.

If you are yet to be given a date for your treatment, you are regarded as being on a waiting list. However, while for some travel insurance providers this would exclude cover, you can simply add Waiting List cover to AllClear Gold and AllClear Plus policies. Just remember to state you’re on a waiting list during the medical warranty section!

Do you really need travel insurance if you have an EHIC card?

When your destination is within the European Union, carrying an EHIC card is useful. As a citizen of the UK, you will be entitled to reduced-rate or free healthcare throughout EU countries.

However, it is important to remember that an EHIC card should be used alongside travel insurance – and not in its place. Without travel insurance, you will not be able to claim for cancelling your trip, repatriation to your home, or lost with baggage, among other expenses.

What’s more, although an EHIC card will give you access to treatment, there is no guarantee that the hospital treatment of the country you’re travelling in will be on the same level as the United Kingdom. For destinations outside of the European Union, having breast cancer travel insurance is even more vital.

What if you've been given a terminal prognosis?

We are pleased to say we can still offer you a quote, providing you can confirm:

  • A medical practitioner considers you, or the person affected, fit to travel.
  • A transport carrier is prepared to take you.
  • Your prognosis is not less than six months from the return date of travel.

You will need to declare that you have a terminal prognosis at the medical warranty stage of the quote process. After doing so you will be asked to call our dedicated helpline on 01708 339323, where you’ll be asked some further questions to make sure you’re offered cover that is suitable.

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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Holiday tips for travelling with breast cancer

Get a professional medical opinion

  • Your medical practitioner should be able to advise you on the best time to head off on holiday. Perhaps during a gap in breast cancer treatment – or before chemotherapy is due to start. They can also discuss how you’re likely to feel at the time, and advise against countries that may not be suitable for your needs. Time differences can affect when you need to take your medication, so you can put a plan together to ensure you won’t be left feeling unwell.

Planning your air travel

  • Flying itself shouldn’t pose a problem, however, let the airline carrier know of your condition a few weeks beforehand. Ask if you are entitled to early check-in and easy-access to the gate and boarding. Also, discuss any breast cancer medication you may need to take in your hand luggage. If you need to keep your medication cool explain you’ll have a cool pack, and talk about any security issues that may arise.

Documents and medication

  • Always keep your travel insurance documents with you wherever you go. It’ll be easier to get access to the right treatment that way. Take enough medication for your trip, as well as a few days extra in case of loss, damage or delays. Also, consider keeping a list of any breast cancer medications you are on (their generic and brand name) in case you need emergency supplies.

Keeping fit and well on holiday

  • Have fun on holiday! But try to stick to your advised diet. Plus, as tempting as lazing on a sun lounger can seem, certain treatments such as radiotherapy can make skin photosensitive. Try to keep out of the sun especially during the heat of the day.

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