Direct Travel can offer cover for many more pre-existing medical conditions than your ‘standard’ travel insurance company allowing our customers to keep travelling and enjoy their holidays. Glandular Fever is most prevalent amongst young adults and teenagers and can make you very ill. In most cases you should feel better within 2 – 3 weeks however, it can make very tired for months. If you are planning a holiday, make sure you increase your activity gradually and avoid sports and activities that include the risk of falling as you may cause damage to your spleen.
If you’re unfortunate enough to fall ill, with glandular fever, taking out an insurance policy which covers this condition is essential. We offer cancellation cover in case you can’t go on your holiday, providing it is related to your glandular fever. Other benefits include cancellation cover, baggage cover, expenses such as ambulance and hospital admission costs and repatriation to the UK. We also provide a 24-hour medical helpline where they will be able to liaise with medical staff for you as they are fluent in many different languages. Please see our policy wording booklets for full details of benefits by following this link - travel insurance policy.
When you are purchasing your policy, please don’t forget to tell us about your pre-existing conditions and any further details you can tell us, including any medication or treatment you have received. You can buy one of our policies either online or via our UK based call centre. Our medical screening process only takes a few minutes to complete and is very easy to follow. Just select your pre-existing condition(s) and answer the few related questions and our system will find policies specifically tailored to your needs, provided you meet the criteria. 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.
Don’t forget! If you are travelling to Europe, then it is essential that you carry an EHIC – European Health Insurance Card. Please see our dedicated page for more details - https://www.direct-travel.co.uk/faq/what-is-the-ehic/