Seniors travel with medical conditions 2017-11-29T15:03:47+00:00
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Useful guides and tips for travelling with medical conditions

1. Travel abroad with peace of mind

Going on holiday, it’s one of the few occasions we can create our own bubble away from everyday life. Travel is so rewarding and can be even more so as a mature traveller.

  • Ensure your holiday is ATOL protected
  • Book with an ABTA member
  • Take out specialist travel insurance
  • Check your travel documents
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2. Tips for travelling with a heart condition

While any medical condition that has an effect on the heart can’t be taken lightly, with the right planning and preparation having a heart condition needn’t be a barrier to seeing the world.

  • Things to consider when planning to travel
  • Choosing a holiday destination
  • Travelling by air with a heart condition
  • What about deep vein thrombosis?
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3. Travelling abroad if you have cancer

Many people with cancer lead full and active lives, which include travelling overseas on holiday. Here are some great tips to plan your trip and enjoy an amazing holiday.

  • Get professional medical advice
  • Do you need any travel vaccinations?
  • Travel insurance for people with cancer
  • Packing cancer medication and other essentials
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4. Tips for travelling with pre-existing conditions

Holidays provide the opportunity to relax and do as little as possible, or it could be a chance to indulge in a leisure activity we love and look forward to all year. When you have a pre-existing medical condition or disability, with adequate preparations you can have the freedom to travel with total peace of mind.

  • Speak to your doctor
  • Get a European Health Insurance Card
  • Arrange the travel vaccinations you need
  • Get familiar with your destination
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5. Fit to travel

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Q&As

Ask Mary

Mary has nearly twenty years experience with medical travel insurance provider Free Spirit, which makes her well-placed to offer help and guidance on finding travel insurance for those with existing health conditions of all ages.

  • Questions and answers about specialist holiday insurance
  • Commonly asked questions about medical conditions
  • Send your questions to Mary
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