Arthritis Travel Insurance
Arthritis is a joint disorder characterised by inflammation. While there are more than a hundred known types of Arthritis, and that number continues to grow, all those types involve joint pain that pain is always due to inflammation of the joint.
The most common types are Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis, resulting from the overuse of certain joints, which over time degenerate. There are many causes of Arthritis, the most common being injuries, diseases and old age.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.
If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please get a quote for Travel Insurance or call us to discuss your requirements.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Arthritis Medical Questions
When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of medical questions.
- What type of Arthritis do you have ?
- Have you had any of your joints replaced or resurfaced ?
- Do you currently use any Mobility Aids because of your Arthritis ?
- Have you ever needed treatment for any Neck or Back problems ?
- How many unplanned Hospital admissions have you had for Arthritis in the last year ?
Travelling with Arthritis
There are a number of different medications that could be prescribed to you when you have Arthritis. When you are travelling with Arthritis, it is important to make sure you have enough medication to last for the duration of the trip. You may want to take extra medication with you just in case. Keep your medication with you in your carry on luggage.
Make sure your medicine is clearly labelled with your identification, that of your Doctor and the name of the medication and a any other pertinent information. It may be necessary to prove that the medication is in fact yours in certain places for security reasons, so make sure the medication labels are properly labelled to match your identification. If you need to carry needles or syringes on you, take a Medical Prescription proving their necessity as well, so you do not have any problem getting through security with them.
If you are travelling to a hot climate, it may be necessary for you to store your medicine in a cool place or out of direct sunlight. Many types of medication will increase your sensitivity to the sun, meaning you may need to be more careful when protecting your skin. Check with your Doctor about adapting the time you take your medication in different time zones when you are are away.
- When choosing flights and an Airline for your holiday, try to find a direct flight to avoid the physical challenges of changing flights.
- If you require assistance at the Airport, you should contact the Airline or Airport Authorities before your trip.
- With your Travel Agent, choose a Hotel for your holiday that will accommodate your requirements.
- Choose an area that will have transport options available should you wish to travel around the area you are visiting and that there is wheelchair access if you need it.
Areas with a steep hills or a lot of steps to climb could cause problems for your Arthritis when you are on holiday, so be realistic with your abilities and choose your holiday destination accordingly. Flat surfaces will help if you need a wheelchair or with pulling along a suitcase.
Try to find a holiday destination that does not have extreme climate conditions. Wear light clothing in hot climates and wear comfortable and appropriate shoes that will not cause you problems with your Arthritis and be comfortable to travel in.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Arthritis or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.