Travel insurance for people with oesophageal cancer
If you have oesophageal cancer, or if you’re in remission from oesophageal cancer, you will need to find oesophageal cancer travel insurance.
AllClear is the specialist in medical travel insurance and can cover a wide range of medical conditions including many types of cancer.
Having travel insurance for oesophageal cancer means you are fully covered if you should have an accident, become ill, or need to cut short your trip.
What does cover for oesophageal cancer include?
- To use a 24 hour emergency medical assistance line from abroad.
- To claim for any unplanned medical treatment and replacement medication*.
*Providers will vary, so do check the cover limits of the policy you intend to purchase.
- We offer multiple oesophageal cancer policy quotes for you to review. This means you can see all the premiums available to you in one place.
- We have over 16 years of experience providing medical travel insurance for oesophageal cancer.
- You can get your quote quickly and easily online or over the phone.
- You can receive a quote whatever your age as we don’t have upper age limits on our AllClear Gold and AllClear Gold Plus policies.
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.
Frequently asked questions
Do you still need to declare oesophageal cancer?
Even if you’re in remission from oesophageal cancer or if you had it a long time ago, you must still declare it. This is to ensure you’re fully covered should you fall ill or need to cancel as a result of the cancer returning. Check out our help article for more information on declaring your cancer.
What if your condition is terminal?
We are still able to cover terminal conditions. These are looked at on a case by case basis and if your condition is terminal, please call 01708 339029.
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Oesophageal cancer travel tips
Speak to your doctor before you travel
Preparation is key when travelling with oesophageal cancer and it’s important that your doctor has declared you fit to travel before you head off on your holiday.
Factors that will be considered include:
- Your blood platelet count.
- Whether you have had recent surgery.
- Any breathing difficulties due to anaemia or throat constriction.
Your doctor or oncologist may be able to give you more in depth advice too. They can advise you on travel destinations, what you can expect in the way of maintaining your condition when abroad, what precautions to take, what you may need to pack and more.
Vaccinations and entry requirements to some countries
- When you visit certain countries, you may need to get vaccinations. Some of these vaccinations cannot be carried out while you are on a course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy for your oesophageal cancer. With a weakened immune system, live vaccinations can cause infections and it’s not recommended that you go ahead with them.
- Even if you’re scheduled to stop the chemotherapy cycle before your flight, you will need to get the vaccination in advance – so let your doctor know in advance so they can advise and schedule your vaccinations if necessary, with plenty of time to spare.
Avoid stressful and tiring activities
- See how you feel as you go and try not to overexert yourself. Sometimes one of the nicest things to do on holiday is to relax in the shade with a good book!
Talk to your airline in advance
- As you know, if you have oseophageal cancer, low platelet counts can cause breathing problems, which can require oxygen treatment. If you do require oxygen, be sure to let your airline know in advance so they’re prepared to help as best they can.
- Most airlines will be happy to help and will advise on what you may need to carry with you on board.
- If you feel the journey to the airport gate will be too much, speak to the mobility assistance team to provide help with luggage and getting you to the right places at the right time.
Carry your documents with you
- Your doctor can provide you with a printout that summarises your medical condition and treatment plans. Also you might want to include a note from your doctor about medication you intend to take through security.
- And of course, ensure you take your travel insurance documents with you so you have quick access to the emergency assistance team and you policy details should you need it.
Pack a medical care kit
- Some of the medications we can easily get in the UK can be hard to get when abroad. So make sure you bring things you and your travelling party might need. Travel sickness medicine, diarrhoea treatments, and mosquito repellent are handy essentials!