Pulmonary Fibrosis Travel Insurance
If you are planning a trip and you have Pulmonary Fibrosis, you should make sure that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.
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|
*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
When getting a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions. These will include:
- Can you always walk 200 yards on the flat without becoming short of breath ?
- Are you short of breath at rest ?
- How many chest infections have you had in the last year ?
- Have you been prescribed oxygen for use at home ?
- Have you ever been a smoker ?
While there is no reason why people with Pulmonary Fibrosis should not travel, there are some precautions to take in advance.
People who suffer from this condition should be able to travel by air, as long as their condition is stable and has not degenerated recently.
When travelling by air, alert the Airline before travel of your condition. If you require the use of oxygen it is possible to use the on flight oxygen if arranged in advance.
Check with your Doctor about any additional need for oxygen if you are travelling to an area of higher altitude.
If you are on any Medication, such as steroids, make sure you carry enough to last for the entire trip, as well as extra in case of emergency or delay.
Carry with you a recent prescription from your Doctor, including a letter detailing your condition.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover Pulmonary Fibrosis 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.