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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.

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.

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.

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:

  • Measles
  • 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.

Anti-malaria tablets

  • 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.

Medication tips

  • 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.

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