Bronchiectasis Travel Insurance
If you have this condition, you should make sure that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.
Bronchiectasis is damage to the airways in the lungs that causes them to become wider and enlarged. This condition is often the result of infections that have damaged the airways walls and / or prevented the airways from clearing out mucus. When a person suffers from Bronchiectasis, he or she can not remove the mucus in their airways, which builds up and widens them. People who have Bronchiectasis usually eventually contract other lung diseases as well.
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, and you need to declare Bronchiectasis.
Please check the Terms and Conditions for any restrictions or exclusions.
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|
Bronchiectasis Medical Questions
When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions.
- How long ago was the date of onset of your lung condition ?
- How many unplanned hospital admissions have you had for THIS condition in the last year ?
- Can you always walk 200 yards on the flat without becoming short of breath ?
- Have you ever had a diagnosis made of Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema ?
- Are you on home oxygen ?
- Have you ever been a smoker ?
Travel Advice with Bronchiectasis
Check with your Doctor before travel to make sure it is safe for you to do so. Carry a recent prescription from your Doctor detailing your condition. Carry any medication you need in your hand luggage and make sure you have enough packed to last the entire trip with extra in case of delay.
If you need oxygen on the flight, inform the Airline in advance of travel and arrange to have on flight oxygen. This can be obtained from the Airline. If you suffer from breathlessness, arrange for help whilst at the Airport.
Areas of a high altitude may have less oxygen available in the air and thus have an adverse effect on your condition.
It is advisable to check with your Doctor if you decide to take part in any Activities or Sports whilst you are travelling, as this condition may effect your ability to take part in some Activities or Sports.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Bronchiectasis 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.