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Broken Bones Travel Insurance

Whether you have suffered from broken bones in the past or are unlucky enough to break a bone just before you go on holiday, then travel insurance that can offer cover for both scenarios is essential. Most travel insurance companies will not offer cover for pre-existing conditions including broken bones but we at Direct Travel are different. You will need to tell us all the details about your current broken bones or those that you have broken in the past as they can still cause problems later down the line.

Please have to hand information about the type of fracture you have suffered, any medication you are taking and any treatment you have received so that we can find the correct insurance policy for you. Our easy to follow screening process will only take a few minutes to complete. Unfortunately, it is harder to arrange travel insurance if you are awaiting a diagnosis or treatment. You should also talk to your Doctor / Consultant before confirming travel plans.

To provide peace of mind for patients, a policy which covers family members, and/or a carer may be suitable depending on your circumstances to ensure that everyone is covered appropriately.

Our policies offer many benefits to ensure you have peace of mind. Our cancellation cover protects you just in case due to your broken bones you are unable to go on your holiday. Also, if the worst happens whilst you are on your holiday, we have a 24-hour medical assistance telephone number that you can call, and they will be able to liaise with medical staff for you as they are fluent in many different languages. We will also cover baggage, expenses relating to ambulance and hospital costs and repatriation to the UK amongst others.

Tips and advice for travelling with Broken Bones

  • Check with your airline that you can fly – There are rules as to how soon you can fly after you have had a plaster cast fitted.
  • If your plaster cast covers your knee, then you will need to make special arrangements. Some airlines will request that you purchase extra seats
  • Let your airline know if you are using crutches, these may need to be stored in the hold during the flight
  • Pack any pain relief medicines in their original containers and be ready to have them checked at security
  • Consider wearing clothing that has lots of pockets, so you can quickly and easily get out and put away your passport, boarding pass and other essential documents without holding up queues
  • Learn how to go up and get down steps just in case there is no ramp available
  • If you are travelling to Europe, then it is essential that you carry an EHIC – European Health Insurance Card. You can apply for a free card by following the link