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 you 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.The EHIC does not cover the cost of medical treatment in a private hospital or clinic, any additional cost to return to the UK or for a relative to stay or fly out to be with you. In a medical emergency you may have no control over the hospital you are taken to or the closest hospital may be private. 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® 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 you have 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. You should always carry your medication in your hand luggage and not in checked-in bags. 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, the emergency medical assistance team can be contacted to assist you find the appropriate treatment. 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 tab.
Don't put a dampener on your holiday
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We have experience in helping people on holiday all over the globe.
We’ve been voted one of the best British Travel Insurance Providers by the UK public for over ten consecutive years. We're particularly proud of our achievement because those awards are based solely on the number of votes we receive from the UK public. In other words, we have people like you to thank for our success.
So wherever you are thinking of visiting, and whatever it is you want to experience, why not use Post Office to provide your worldwide travel insurance?
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 document tab.