Travel insurance for long haul cover for a cancer patient.


I was wondering if anyone could advise on an insurance company that is willing to provide insurance for a reasonable price for an elderly cancer patient, my mother, who is undergoing therapy so we can be assured that we go abroad she is covered for a trip she has been wanting to go on for a number of years now, since pre Covid pandemic and pre Cancer diagnosis.  Now with easing of travel restrictions I really want to try to finally ensure she goes on this holiday.  So any recommendations would be most appreciated!  Thanks. 

  • Hi and a warm welcome to the online community

    A holiday to a destination that your mum has always wanted to go to sounds like a lovely idea but, as you've probably found, it can be more difficult to find reasonably priced insurance when you've had a cancer diagnosis.

    I don't know if you've had chance to look through the 'recommended travel insurance' thread yet, as it's where the majority of recommendations from other forum members are. If not, clicking on the link I've created will take you straight there. 

    Lots of people here recommend that it's best to phone the insurance companies rather than try and do online quotes as often at the end of the online quote it will tell you to phone the company and you'll then have to go through all the information again. Also sometimes the broker can refer to the underwriters to see if they would provide cover when an online quote might just give you a straight refusal. 

    Make sure that you have all the information to hand about your mums diagnosis and treatment before contacting the insurers. This is a list of things an insurance provider might want to know when you're applying for insurance. Some providers might ask for a letter from your mum's doctor saying that she is well enough to travel. This could come from her cancer team or GP.

    I do hope that you can get some reasonably priced insurance and that you have a lovely time.


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