Travel Insurance for Hiatus Hernia

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Time for a relaxing break? Pack your bags and get Travel Insurance with hernia cover. Just Travel Cover is happy to help

While hernias are often asymptomatic, they can sometimes require treatment without much notice. Some standard Travel Insurance policies might not provide cover for hernias. However, specialist policies from Just Travel Cover will ensure any unexpected medical bills are taken care of, should you need it. 

A hernia occurs when an internal element of the body pushes through a weak spot in the muscle wall. The medical condition is quite common in the UK, with more than 20 million hernias being repaired each year. There are various types of hernia; inguinal, femoral, umbilical, and hiatus hernias. No matter what sort of hernia you have, it is important that you get Travel Insurance that includes hernia cover, whether you have had surgery or not.

Our quick and easy online medical screening process makes finding a policy straightforward. Once you have answered the questions as accurately as possible, we will compare prices from several insurers to help you find the right Hernia Travel Insurance at the best price. 

Finding a policy that covers your condition will make sure that you are prepared in case a hernia-related medical emergency were to happen while you’re abroad. We are experienced in finding Travel Insurance for hundreds of pre-existing medical conditions, and this includes hernias of all types, whether you are flying with a hernia or flying after hernia surgery.

Travel Insurance for Hernias FAQs

Frequently asked questions about Travel Insurance for Hernias.

Is a hernia classified as a pre-existing medical condition?

Yes. A pre-existing medical condition is any medical issue that you had prior to travelling, and this includes any type of hernia. It is important that you declare your hernia to your insurers so that you know you’re covered if a medical emergency were to happen overseas, or if you need to cancel your holiday for medical reasons. If you fail to declare your condition on your Travel Insurance, your policy could become void and you could be left facing a hefty medical bill if you needed treatment while away.

Can you fly with a hernia?

Generally, yes. However, flying when you have a hernia may be a risk because the increased pressure could lead to swelling. This could result in strangulation of the protruding area, which could lead to the death of the affected tissue. While this is a small risk, especially if your hernia is asymptomatic, there is a small risk of other complications while away. We recommend that you speak to your doctor before booking a holiday, as they can assess whether you can fly, especially if you’ve recently had hernia surgery.

Can you get Travel Insurance with a hernia?

Yes, you can get Travel Insurance for your hernia, and it is recommended that you do. Not all policies cover pre-existing medical conditions like hernias. That’s why Just Travel Cover exists. So whether you’re flying with a hernia or considering travel after hernia surgery, we’ve got options for you.

Can I travel abroad after hernia surgery?

In most cases, you should be able to travel after hernia surgery. Some guidelines suggest that you can fly 24 hours after laparoscopic surgery, but it is best to wait four to six weeks. By waiting, you will reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis occurring, which could impede your surgery. During this recovery time and when you do start to travel, it’s crucial to avoid heavy lifting and activities that could strain the surgical site. 

Travel Insurance for Hernias – Your Cover

  • Cancellation/ curtailment up to £12,500 (£30,000 on referral)
  • Missed departure up to £1,500 per person
  • Baggage up to £3,000 per person
  • Personal Liability up to £2 million per person
  • Zero excess policies available

Medical Cover for Hernias

  • Emergency medical expenses and repatriation up to £15 million
  • 24/7 emergency medical assistance
  • Cover for all types of Autoimmune Conditions

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