Kidney Transplant Travel Insurance
If you have had a Kidney Transplant, is it essential to have a Travel Insurance policy before departing on your trip?
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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|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
|Overseas Return Quarantine||Included||Included||Included|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Goodtogoinsurance.com provides this Travel Insurance. 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.
When getting a Travel Insurance quote after a Kidney Transplant, you will be asked several questions to ensure you get the correct section. These will be:
- Are you currently on Dialysis?
- How many unplanned hospital admissions for this problem have you had in the last year?
- How long has it been since you had your Transplant?
- Have you had any episodes of rejection within the last year?
- Was the Kidney donated by a living donor (for example, a family member)?
- Have you been admitted to the hospital in the last 12 months for treatment related to your Transplant?
Before You Go
After surgery, a patient must take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection by the body. This means you should avoid travelling to areas of poor sanitation as you have an increased risk of infection.
Ensure you have enough medication to last the length of your trip and carry all medicines in hand luggage in case of delay or loss of baggage.
- Do not travel within the first 8 - 12 months after receiving your Transplant.
- Discuss your travel plans with your Transplant Clinic and ensure you are fit to travel and there are no problems with your destination.
- Avoid destinations with poor sanitation; due to your medications, you will be more susceptible to infection.
- Check what vaccines may be required at your destination. Never have a live vaccine (vaccines obtained from a live organism, e.g. live attenuated virus); however, synthetically manufactured vaccines derived from dead viruses are generally OK.
- If your trip requires you to take malaria prevention tablets, check with your transplant clinic which ones are safe.
- Obtain a letter from your Transplant Clinic for customs to cover your medication.
- If travelling in Europe, take your Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC).
- Locate Local Hospitals that are equipped to offer treatments should you encounter problems with your Kidney (such as rejection).
- Pack enough medication to cover the entirety of the trip, and pack in separate bags if possible in case of loss of luggage.