You may have a pre-existing medical condition like a heart problem or cancer, but we think you still deserve to have a great holiday like everyone else. So make sure that as well as packing your bags and checking your passports and travel documents are in order, that you have the right medical insurance in place.
First check that you can buy a policy that covers your needs, subject to medical screening and terms & conditions.
Make sure you have the right medical travel insurance
If have an existing medical problem or suffered from an illness in recent years, it's important to have the right travel insurance in place when you go on holiday. That's because if you have treatment while you are away, the costs could run into thousands or even hundreds of thousands of pounds.
If you are travelling in Europe a valid European Health Insurance Card might provide you with some state-provided medical healthcare for less. But medical travel insurance should cover more of the cost for you.
Tell us what we need to know to help you
Tell us about all the conditions you have, and we will try to provide you cover. If you can help us by telling us everything you know, you'll be better equipped to see if the travel insurance meets your needs. Otherwise there's a risk you might not be protected if you have a problem while you're on holiday.
Quick and easy screening
When you choose Post Office Money® to provide your medical travel insurance, all you have to do is answer a few questions. We can either take you through your medical screening online or over the phone.
We offer travel insurance to people with a variety of conditions from diabetes to high blood pressure and cholesterol. We can even provide cover if there are mental health issues. So why not check to see if we can provide you with the travel insurance you need?
Plan ahead, just in case
Insurance won't cover you for routine or non-emergency treatment you may need while you are away. So if you are on prescription drugs, check you have enough with you to last your journey. To be on the cautious side we suggest you carry an extra week's supply in case you are delayed abroad. It's a good idea to carry your medication in hand rather than flight luggage. That way not only is it within easy reach, but it's safer too.
If you're ill abroad we can look after you
If you're taken ill on holiday and unfortunately end up in hospital, we can monitor your treatment and if it isn’t appropriate we can help improve it. That means we'll look at the facilities that are available to you as well as the care you receive. If needs be, we can get you safely and easily home. And, of course, we can pay towards your medical costs.
The availability of cover options is dependent upon the level of cover you select. Conditions and exclusions apply. For full details of what's included with your cover, check the policy documents.
Don't put a dampener on your holiday
Voted the best British Travel Insurer Provider year after year †
Thousands of travellers trust us to provide them with holiday insurance for medical conditions every year. We've also been voted as the best British Travel Insurance Provider by the UK public for ten years in a row.
So, if you have an existing condition and you're planning a trip away, why not get a quote now?
† Post Office was voted the 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' each year from 2006 to 2015 by the British Travel Awards. This independent company awarded the Post Office as the winner because we received more votes from the UK public than any other provider.
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Offering cover for anything from a short UK break to a year of travelling around the world.
Annual Multi-Trip Cover
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Post Office Money® Travel Insurance is arranged by Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited. Post Office Money® Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE, FRN 202715, and Europäische Reiseversicherung A.G. (ERV), FRN 220041, and administered by Collinson Insurance Services Limited, FRN 311883.
Post Office Limited is an appointed representative of Post Office Management Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 630318. Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited are registered in England and Wales. Registered numbers 2154540 and 08459718 respectively. Registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ. Post Office Money and the Post Office Money logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.
Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE is registered in England and Wales, registered number SE000083. Registered Office: Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3AJ. Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Europäische Reiseversicherung A.G. (ERV) is registered in Germany and trades in the United Kingdom as ETI International Travel Protection, Companies House Registration FC 25660 and Branch Registration BR 007939. ERV is authorised by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (www.bafin.de) and the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the extent of its regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from ERV on request.
Collinson Insurance Services Limited is registered in England & Wales, registered number 758979. Registered Office: Cutlers Exchange, 123 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7BU. Collinson Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.