Leukaemia travel insurance
AllClear is a specialist in providing travel insurance for leukaemia sufferers. We can also provide chronic myeloid leukaemia travel insurance, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia travel insurance and hairy cell leukaemia travel insurance too.
We believe everyone has the right to enjoy their holiday, so we work with each person to provide the cover that’s right for them. Each person’s condition is different, and so we work to each person’s specific needs to ensure they have the right cover for their trip.
Travel insurance for someone with leukaemia can give added peace of mind when abroad in case you get ill and need treatment. Our medical screening process is simple to use, and you’ll be able to access your quotes immediately. Travel insurance with leukaemia can make that dream trip even better, knowing you’ll be covered.
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.
Our 3 step quote process
Tips for travelling with Leukaemia
Travel precautions to bear in mind
- It’s imperative you speak to your GP or healthcare provider before travelling so they can advise on vaccinations and your general health. Also, you won’t be able to travel by plane if your platelets are too low so testing can be arranged to ensure you’re fit to travel.
Be realistic about destinations
- Places you’ve travelled to before might not be suitable now. It’s important to bear in mind your leukaemia treatment, as well as how you’re likely to feel on holiday. Know your limits and work with them to create the holiday you need, without the worry you’ll be too poorly to enjoy it. Many shorter flights can take you to cities and islands where you can relax, sightsee or take part in your favourite hobbies.
Be cautious with vaccinations
If you are travelling to a country which requires vaccination before entry, you’ll need to ensure two things; that you are able to have the vaccinations required, and that if suitable, you have them at least six weeks before you travel. Some vaccines are not recommended for patients with leukaemia because they contain live organisms (a small considerably weakened dose of the living organism against which immunisation is intended). Live vaccines include:
- Rubella (German Measles)
- MMR (the triple vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
- BCG (Tuberculosis)
- Yellow Fever
- Oral Typhoid
- Shingles (Zostavax)
You may be able to have inactivated vaccines such as cholera, Japanese encephalitis or typhoid, however, you may need to check with your specialist to ensure they will work as effectively as possible.
- If you’re still receiving chemotherapy treatment or any other medications for leukaemia, you should check with your doctor to ensure anti-malaria tablets won’t interact with any of your current treatments. Even if you are on medications, you should still use an insect repellent on your skin and in your room, and if you’re travelling to a tropical climate sleep with the protection of a mosquito net that’s been treated with an insecticide.
- Bring enough medication for your entire trip, plus extra in case you are delayed. Some medications are not readily available in other countries, so it is worthwhile to check out beforehand what you should do if your supply gets low. Keep all medications in their original containers with labels. Prescription bottles should have your name and the name and dosage of the drug clearly indicated.
- You might want to consider carrying a note from your doctor with a list of your required medications on it to prove that you need them. This is especially important for pain medications, anti-depressants, and stimulants that may be illegal in other countries. Put cotton balls in your pill bottles to prevent pill damage during transport.
Get plenty of rest
- Make sure that you schedule in some rest time every couple of hours so that you don’t get run down. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of me time. Ensuring you’re fully rested, both physically and mentally, will help to prevent you from missing out on activities in the long run. Having a little bit of down time will ensure your trip is one to remember.