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If you have had Gastric Bypass surgery and you are planning a trip away from your home, it is a good idea that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home. To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273… Read more... GET A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH COVER FOR GASTRIC BYPASS

Gastric Bypass Travel Insurance

If you have had Gastric Bypass surgery and you are planning a trip away from your home, it is a good idea that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.

To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum  
Cancellation or Curtailment - £2,000 £5,000  
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000  
Personal Liability - £2,000,000 £2,000,000  
Personal Possessions - £2,000 £3,000  
Personal Money - £400 £400  
Delayed Departure - £100 £100  
Missed Departure - £500 £500  
Legal Expenses - £25,000 £25,000  
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500  
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included  
Medical Excess* £500 £150 Nil
Standard Excess* £100 £75 Nil

*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

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.

Travel Advice

  • Wait 6 - 8 weeks after surgery before taking a holiday, discuss this with your Physician or Doctor.
  • If you are travelling within that 6 - 8 week period, ensure you check with the Airline regarding their specific policies.
  • Inform the policy provider that you have Gastric Bypass, even if it is being controlled, so you are covered.
  • If travelling in Europe take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
  • When booking flights ensure you have an aisle seat with plenty of legroom so you are able to do leg exercises, to reduce the risk of blood clots.
  • Take more than enough medication / supplements with you in case of delays / loss. Consider splitting this out over a few bags, and take plenty with you in your hand luggage.
  • Keep medication in the original packaging. This will reduce issues with airport security and can help identifying the medicine if you require more whilst abroad.
  • Consider packing your own food to avoid falling into bad habits at the airport/in the flight.

Whilst Travelling after a Gastric Bypass

  • Take medication / supplements in your hand luggage (take extra in case of delays).
  • Perform leg exercises to increase circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.
  • Wear compression stockings.
  • Stick to your dietary regimes and requirements, don’t slip because you are on holiday.
  • Remember to only drink alcohol in moderation (no more than about 1 unit per day - that’s about half a pint or half a glass of wine).

Global Health Insurance Card

The GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) replaced the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) on the 1st January 2021.

You can use this card to access medical healthcare abroad. This includes state healthcare including emergency treatment, treatment for existing medical conditions, routine maternaty care, oxygen therapy, kidney treatment and many more healthcare requirements.

Please Note: This is not a substitute for Travel Insurance, as there are restrictions on cover and you might have to pay some costs. It is important to note that this card will not cover Repatriation.

Apply for a GHIC Card

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Travel Insurance can cover you to travel provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination and it is not on the red list.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Covid+ policy covers Cancellation if you are unable to travel because you contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Platinum Covid+ policy has cover including cancellation if you have been told to isolate due to COVID-19.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine: Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

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