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If you have had or have a Hiatus Hernia, then you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home. To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or + 44 (0) 1273 773 017. Read more... GET A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH COVER FOR HIATUS HERNIA

Hiatus Hernia Travel Insurance

If you have had or have a Hiatus Hernia, then you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.

To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or + 44 (0) 1273 773 017.

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  
Personal Baggage - £2,000 £3,000  
Personal Money - £400 £400  
Personal Liability - £2,000,000 £2,000,000  
Delayed Departure - £100 £100  
Missed Departure - £500 £500  
Legal Expenses - £25,000 £25,000  
Failure of Carrier £1,500 £1,500 £1,500  
Medical Excess* £500 £150 Nil
Standard Excess* £100 £75 Nil

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

Medical Questions

When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions. These will include:

  • Do you take regular medication for this ?
  • Have you ever had to have a procedure to widen a narrowing of the oesophagus (food pipe) ?

Causes and Symptoms

There are two types of Hiatus Hernia.

8 out of 10 result from the top part of the stomach sliding up through the diaphragm. These are called a Sliding Hiatus Hernia.

The remaining 2 out of 10 result from part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm, while the sphincter stays below it. This is known as a Rolling Hiatus Hernia.

Occasionally Hiatus Hernias can cause serious problems and complications.

  • Damage to the lower oesophagus leading to an ulcer.
  • If the ulcer then bleeds the patient may vomit blood and could potentially suffer from Anaemia.
  • Healed ulcers can cause a narrowing of the oesophagus which can make swallowing difficult.
  • If part of the Hiatus Hernia becomes tightly trapped in the chest it may become starved of blood.

Travel Advice

  • Limit your alcohol intake as this will increase your stomach acid levels.
  • Do not smoke as this will also increase your stomach acid levels.
  • Make a note of what foods to avoid while you are away and avoid foods which are known to increase heartburn such as spicy foods, citrus and coffee.
  • Print off a list of foods to avoid and keep it with you while away.
  • If you have been prescribed medicine for your condition such as antacids then make sure you have enough with you to last the entire length of your holiday.
  • Do not wear clothing that restricts the stomach such as tight fitting belts or slenderising garments.
  • Be careful when lifting heavy suitcases. Bend with your knees and lift with your legs rather than bending at the waist.
  • To prevent straining during bowel movements whilst away take a stool softener.

Important Information

Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Hiatus Hernia 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.


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