Travel insurance for cancer patients in remission
At AllClear, we provide holiday insurance for cancer patients in remission to ensure you can travel with peace of mind to your destination.
As we are a specialist insurance provider, we take each person’s needs and requirements into consideration. And as we’re not a one-size-fits-all provider we can offer the right level of cover for your individual needs.
Our easy online medical screening process can give quotes from providers who are able to offer travel insurance for cancer patients in remission. The entire quote process takes just a few minutes. Choose the right level of cover for you, and get the peace of mind you deserve when you travel.
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.
Travel tips for cancer patients in remission
Speak to your GP or healthcare provider
- Depending on how long it has been since you received the all clear, it could be worth speaking to your GP to assess your medical needs and check you won’t be at additional risk of catching an infection. Your airline might need a fit to travel letter from your GP, so this can be arranged too. For six months (sometimes longer) after treatment fatigue and weakness may be an issue, so they’ll work with you to ensure you can travel at the best time to enjoy your trip abroad.
Choose the right destination
- As we mention above, fatigue may need to be taken into consideration. It’s best to fully enjoy a holiday closer to home than feel tired and stressed due to a strenuous journey so choose a destination you can manage. Remember long-haul flights can be uncomfortable to someone in good health so bear in mind how you’ll feel at the time you fly.
Remember your EHIC
- If you are travelling within Europe apply for an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) and take it with you on holiday. The EHIC replaces the E111 and is free of charge through the NHS Choices’ website. The EHIC entitles you to free or reduced cost medical care in the country you are visiting. It’s called a reciprocal health service agreement.
- However, reciprocal health service agreements do not always cover the full cost of treatment and won’t cover the cost of getting you home in an emergency. It’s essential to take out medical travel insurance in addition to the EHIC.
Vaccinations after cancer
- Live vaccinations contain tiny amounts of the virus you’re being protected against, and are not recommended six months after chemotherapy. This is because they can cause serious infections to a weakened immune system. Inactivated vaccines are safe after treatment, but may be less effective if you have a weakened immune system. Your GP will be able to advise further on which vaccines are suitable and which to avoid.
Sun care after radiotherapy
- Taking care in the sun is important for everyone. If you’ve had radiotherapy, the skin on and around the treatment area can stay sensitive for several years. Use a very high SPF of at least 50, and be sure to reapply every few hours. Try to keep the area covered when in the sun and avoid sunbathing during the heat of the day – don’t forget your sunblock! Check timings of when this is likely to be before you travel, and use a very high SPF of at least 50.