Travel insurance to Canada

Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2017. It was at a very early stage, and they removed it without any problem. I was advised that there would be no follow up treatment whatsoever, and that it was highly unlikely the cancer would return. I have been for a couple of scans since, which have been clear.

My daughter lives in Canada, and is getting married in the summer, so my hubby and I are flying out for the event. Can anyone recommend a travel insurance company? I am considering taking out seperate policies for my husband and myself, as my cancer diagnosis seems to affect the price of his coverage. I am also considering taking out insurance excluding cancer, but disclosing it.

Any advice would be really helpful. 

Many thanks

  • Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community

    Unfortunately, as you have probably found, it can be more difficult to find reasonably priced travel 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. You might also want to look at this thread as it includes a link to a Travel Insurance Directory.

    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 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 doctor saying that you are well enough to travel. This could come from your cancer team or GP.

    Do come back and let us know how you get on


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