Living with cancer
posted by Wishuwell
02 November 2023

Travel Insurance

Last reply: 19 November 2023 19:41

Just looking for advice on travel insurance please , am planning on a holiday nxt summer and wondering does anybody have any recommendations for a company that will insure you while still on active cancer treatment. My consultant is happy for me to travel and will provide a letter saying so , am finished chemo & cancer free but still go in to hospital every 8 weeks for infusion of Obinutuzamab which is an immunotherapy/antibody drug. My private health cover doesn't cover travel abroad and just wondering has anybody been in a similar situation and know of an insurance company that covered your cancer while abroad , have EHIC but worst case scenario and I became unwell abroad and needed to be brought home by airambulance I would be happier going known I had all eventualities covered.
Thanks in advance



commented by Cancer Nurse
15 November 2023

15 November 2023 12:15

Hi Wishuwell, 

Thank you for your post. 

We would often recommend that people link in with an insurance broker or travel agent as they may have information on which insurance companies would be best. I am also attaching a link to our webpage on travel insurance: Travel insurance and cancer | Irish Cancer Society.

If you would like to speak with one of our nurses about this please contact the Support Line on 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Kind regards, 

Cancer Nurse


commented by Wishuwell
19 November 2023

19 November 2023 19:41

Thank you

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