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Living with ulcerative colitis can be difficult. It is a long-term condition which can flare up at any time, with the severity of the symptoms varying between episodes. In the UK approximately 1 in every 420 people has the condition, which is about 146,000 people. In most cases it is diagnosed in the young between the ages of 15 to 25 years old and is more common amongst white people.
Having a stress-free holiday could be just what you need. If you have your condition under control and its effectively managed, possibly with medication, there’s no reason why foreign travel cannot be top of your bucket list!
By booking your travel insurance with Direct Travel we may be able offer cover to customers with ulcerative colitis as a pre-existing condition, provided it is declared at the medical screening stage of the booking process. Please have to hand information about your condition, any medication you are currently taking and any treatment you have received. 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. If, due to complications relating to your ulcerative colitis you are unable to travel you may be able to make a claim for cancellation. Our policies also provide a 24-hour medical assistance line, expenses relating to ambulance and hospital costs and repatriation to the UK amongst others.