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Cystic Fibrosis Travel Insurance

Living with Cystic Fibrosis is often extremely difficult and the simplest of task and activities can leave you feeling exhausted. This can be the case when trying to organise travel insurance for your well deserved holiday. Some insurers don’t understand the condition and the varying levels of severity to it. We understand Cystic Fibrosis and the medical conditions caused by it, such as diabetes, chest complaints, liver complications and Arthritis.

We have designed a travel insurance policy for people who suffer with Cystic Fibrosis and have made the process of having your specific requirements accurately assessed in the least exhausting way possible. Using our specialist medical screening system you can obtain a quote for your cystic fibrosis travel insurance from the comfort of your own home or you can call one of our dedicated, fully trained medical screening advisers on 02038 293 875.

Insurancewith have over 15 years experience of insuring people with cystic fibrosis and know the actual risks of travelling abroad, rather than the perceived risks.

Insurancewith has up to £5 million of medical cover and repatriation cover for any duration of your trip. What’s more our travel insurance policy will be automatically extended free of charge should you be unable to travel home as planned due to a medical emergency abroad.

Medical treatment abroad varies in cost as well as in standard. It is a misconception that cost and quality of care go hand in hand, but this is just not the case. Some clinics abroad charge outrageous amounts for standard medical treatment and some even administer unnecessary and potentially problematic treatment – all just for commercial advantage. Our Doctor led worldwide 24 hour emergency assistance service is there to prevent this happening. In the event of an emergency our chief medical officer will liaise with the treating Doctor and your specialist in the UK to ensure you receive the right treatment at the right place. We understand that being on holiday with Cystic Fibrosis and needing medical treatment abroad can be distressing. That’s why our medical assistance team can also help to ensure your accommodation and travel arrangements are taken care of as well as the medical treatment.

We must stress that it is very important to seek medical advise before travelling and get confirmation that you are fit to travel prior to booking your holiday. Flying with cystic fibrosis can present a number of risks and it is important that you treating doctor is happy with your plans. Recent studies in Europe have revealed that there are risks associated with low levels of oxygen in the blood of Cystic Fibrosis sufferers when flying at high altitude. This can cause problems with breathing in cystic Fibrosis sufferers. However, the same research also found that cystic fibrosis sufferers travelling by air can tolerate this fluctuation for several hours. Which means there is no automatic reason that the joys of far-flung adventures can not be available to you.

You can obtain a free Cystic fibrosis travel insurance quote online or by calling our UK based customer service team on 02038 293 875. If you can have all your medical details, medications (such as steroids, antibiotics or breath apparatus used )as well as diagnosis and treatment dates to hand as well that will help us to handle the call as efficiently as possible.

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Available Policies

You can choose from one of the following travel insurance policies, to suit your travelling needs;

Optional Extras

Dependent on your chosen policy, you can select from several optional extras in the checkout including;

  • Golf Extension
  • Fishing Extension
  • Wedding Extension
  • Cruise Extension
  • Hundreds of Sports & Activities
  • And many more…

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Cystic Fibrosis Info

Cystic Fibrosis is a condition which affects over 10,000 people in the UK and receiving a diagnosis can be overwhelming, especially when you have so much to think about. With a condition that’s sometimes tricky to manage, and when everyday tasks can be exhausting, organising travel insurance for your holiday might be the last thing on your mind.

Some insurers might not understand the way cystic fibrosis works, and the varying medical conditions caused by it. At Insurancewith we combine our years’ worth of knowledge with feedback from our customers to understand the circumstances that cystic fibrosis sufferers have when travelling.

Insurancewith’s Cystic Fibrosis travel insurance is designed to allow you to get away without the worry or stress of incurring any medical fees or cancellation charges that you might not be able to afford. If you find yourself in the position where you become unwell whilst away, medical expenses can mount up and should you need to return home, transportation fees can add just that unexpected amount of money which could ruin your holiday.

We understand that not all medical conditions are the same in any two patients, so our unique and innovative medical screening programme assesses your individual medical situation and provides you with an affordable quote for our cover. Our friendly and experienced customer service team are here to help, and are empathetic with any situation, and our emergency assistance line is doctor-managed and open to worldwide calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


If you have a question you need answering, why not take a look at our most frequently asked questions.

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