About this group
Our European travel insurance is for people who have survived severe cancers. It allows you to see a price in seconds without having to answer any questions about your condition.
If your doctor is happy for you to travel we can cover any condition, as long as you do not have a terminal prognosis of under 6 months.
Our Urgent Medical Travel Insurance policy is designed to cover up to £500,000 of costs for medical treatment that can’t wait until you get home. It does not cover things like baggage or cancellation.
Many insurers will refuse to cover people who have suffered from cancer and others will make people with medical conditions answer dozens of time-consuming and impersonal questions.
We’ve created a fairer policy that allows you to see a price for any condition after 4 questions. If you’re happy with it we then ask if you’ve checked with your doctor that they believe you’re fit to travel. If they give you the green light then we can cover you for travel in Europe.
We can cover people undergoing tests for cancer, treatment or who have an undiagnosed condition. And we offer up to £5,000 for a loved one to travel out to be with you if you need treatment or cover some of their costs if they are travelling with you.
The policy includes access to a 24/7 emergency helpline in case you need treatment while abroad.
Join Bought By Many to access our cover and get a quote.
You can see the full policy documents for our cover here.
Finally, if you are currently fighting cancer, you might want to join the Travel Insurance for Cancer Patients group.
Find out more about travel insurance for medical conditions.
Top questions answered by us
How long do I need to be cancer free to qualify for standard travel insurance?
Different companies have different requirements. Some companies will not offer you cover unless you have been free of cancer for 3 months, some 12 months, and some as long as 10 years. The longer it has been since the end of your treatment, the more likely you are to find insurance at a reduced rate. When applying for insurance, you will be asked about your medical history – it is better to be completely open and honest with the insurance company, to avoid them claiming they were misinformed and rejecting your claim, should you need to make one.
I have an EHIC, why do I need travel insurance?
UK residents who carry the European Health Insurance Card can get access to state-provided healthcare while travelling within the European Economic Area (EAA) for free or at a reduced rate. The card is not an alternative to travel insurance, as it only covers treatments that are funded by the state for local residents, and these might not include everything the NHS provides. Additionally, the card does not cover some emergency services, such as repatriation.