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Why buy travel insurance for cancer?

Head and neck cancer travel insurance offers cover if you’re currently living with head and mouth cancer or are in remisision, and wish to travel with peace of mind. This type of insurance covers you for medical emergencies, giving you the support you need when you are abroad and preventing unexpected medical bills.

Enjoy the comfort of a worry-free holiday with specialist head and neck cancer travel insurance from AllClear.

We cover:

  • All stages of cancer.
  • All ages
  • All destinations

So if you have been finding it difficult to get cover elsewhere, we would love to hear from you.

AllClear were the first provider of specialist medical travel insurance for those with pre-existing medical conditions.

With this expert experience we have developed cover which allows you to tailor your travel insurance. Rather than simply declaring ‘cancer’, you can list the specific head and / or neck cancer you have, and explain your unique cirumstance.

Read on to find out how you can join 2.5 million people who have  trusted AllClear to travel with peace of mind.

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.

The extra benefits of our specialist travel insurance

We will ask medical questions which allow you to obtain cover specific to your head and neck cancer.

If you are living with head and neck cancer, we can arrange cover for your dream trip if you have:

  • Been diagnosed.
  • Have finished treatment.
  • Are in remission.

The majority of insurance companies do not offer this. So, if you have head or neck cancer and need specialist cover, you have come to the right place.

How to get a quote

At AllClear, we only work with trusted  providers to offer both extensive and affordable cover for people with head and neck cancer.

You are just a few clicks away from obtaining a quote that suits your needs.

Answer some simple questions in our screening process and we will build a choice of quotes to suit you on our easy-to-use comparison site.

Choose the cover you require and you’ll be on your way to that well-deserved holiday in a matter of minutes!

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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“I tried Saga for insurance formerly, but as soon as I mentioned ‘cancer’ they cold heartedly and abruptly ended the request. This knocked my confidence somewhat until, by chance, I heard about this company, AllClear. I found this company to be sympathetic without being patronising and very patient. My insurance is now all sorted thanks to them” – Keith Rawlinson, Trustpilot. 

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FAQ’s for declaring head and neck cancer

Do you need to declare cancer if you’re in remission?

If you’re in remission you will still need to declare this as part of your policy. This is to ensure you’re fully covered should you fall ill or need to cancel, as a result of the cancer returning.

How do you quote if your condition is terminal?

We are still able to cover terminal conditions. These cancers are looked at on a case by case basis and if your condition is terminal, please call 01708 339029.

What if your condition is undiagnosed?

If you are in the middle of a diagnosis or your doctor is in the process of finding out whether your cancer has spread, we will not be able to offer cover during this period. This is because we cannot cover undiagnosed conditions.

Once you have been diagnosed whether the cancer has spread or not, in most cases we will then be able to offer a quote.

Tips for travelling with head and neck cancer

There is nothing to stop you enjoying a great holiday if you take advice and a few precautions.

Below are a few considerations to help with your travel plans.

Consult your doctor

Your GP or oncologist will need to declare you are fit for travel before setting off – at the very least verbally to get travel insurance.

Medical needs

If you are taking prescription medicines make sure you have enough to last the holiday. Take extra supplies just in case.

If you’re taking controlled drugs, such as morphine-based painkillers, you may need to make special arrangements.

If you have recently had surgery, consult your doctor or oncologist before making travel plans to see which activities are suitable.

If you require assistance getting to the airport or boarding, contact your airline.

They can help with:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Dietary requirements.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Organising oxygen.
  • Early boarding.
  • Finding a suitable seat.

If travelling in the EU, make sure you have an up to date European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

It covers basic treatment, but remember not things like cancellation and repatriation in the event of illness.

The UK also has reciprocal healthcare agreements with some countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Vaccinations

You should not have the following ‘live’ vaccines while having chemotherapy, or for six months after it ends:

  • Measles
  • Rubella (German measles).
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella).
  • BCG (tuberculosis).
  • Yellow fever.
  • Oral typhoid.
  • Shingles (Zostavax).

Blood clots

Certain cancers and their treatment increase the risk of blood clots, particularly if you are sitting still for long periods on a plane, car or bus.

Ensure your comfort and safety by following the expert advice.

Pace yourself

Don’t overdo it on holiday. Try to rest and relax.

Bear in mind that:

  • Extreme tiredness is a common side effect of head and neck cancers.
  • You could be sensitive to sunlight due to radiotherapy or certain cancer drugs.
  • Your ability to communicate could be affected by treatment.
  • You may experience problems eating or drinking after your treatment.

If you require special facilities or assistance at your destination, contact your hotel or tour operator to discuss your needs.

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[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.