Disability Travel Insurance
It is important to notify your Travel Insurance provider if you have any Disabilities, when purchasing a policy. In a standard policy, there maybe exclusions regarding Disability cover or cover for Mobility Aids, such as wheelchairs, walking frames, walking sticks or crutches. The policy we offer will cover the cost of repair for damage caused whilst on your trip. It will also cover stolen, lost or destroyed items as well as the cost of hiring essential equipment in the case of damaged or delayed Mobility Aids.
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.
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|
Travel Plans if you have a Disability
When planning a trip it would still be a good idea to contact Travel Terminals in advance to find out about their Disability Access, and in particular Train Stations. Train Companies should also be informed in advance, if you require wheelchair access as they will need to inform Station Managers at your destinations, who will then make sure wheelchair ramps are available. This helps the service to run smoothly and reduces the chance of delay for yourself and other passengers.
Airlines should also be informed in advance of your wheelchair access requirements. You and the Airline will need to reserve seating at the front of the plane for ease of access and for reduced risk in the event of emergency. Most Airports are fully wheelchair accessible and also provide transportation around the airport for travellers that require it. Most Airlines also allow carry on walking sticks and canes for your flight but make sure to check this prior to boarding.
Make sure you research Accommodation thoroughly. Whether you are mobility impaired or have sight problems, it is a good idea to find a Hotel with lifts, escalators and few steps and stairs. Ask if there is any way you can have a room on the ground or first floor for ease of access. Many Hotels will have rooms that are specially fitted out with bars and handles, as well as panic alarms in case of distress.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Disability 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.