Travel Insurance with Diverticulitis | Staysure™

Is diverticulitis a pre-existing condition?

Diverticulitis is a pre-existing medical condition and it’s vital that you declare it on your travel insurance. That way, if something does go wrong on your travels, you have our support.

After all, things go wrong when travelling more often than you might have realised, with 1 in 20 people claiming on their travel insurance in 2017.*

These problems vary from a stolen passport or lost luggage, to a serious medical emergency needing to be flown home by air ambulance. Whatever the issue, having proper travel insurance means having peace of mind. We like to think that’s the key to a happy holiday.

Proper travel insurance not only saves you the worry that comes with the worst happening, but the strain on your bank balance too.

Isn’t it worth doing right?

How do I declare diverticulitis on my travel insurance?

For us to offer you cover for your diverticulitis, and any other pre-existing medical conditions you may have, we’ll first need you to complete our medical screening.

The medical screening isn’t a long-winded exam. Instead, it’s a set of multiple choice questions designed for us to understand how your diverticulitis affects you personally. That way, we can tailor your policy to meet your needs and travel plans.

Please make sure you disclose all necessary information about your medical history during the medical screening, and the information given is as thorough and accurate as possible. Failure to disclose necessary information about your medical history will affect the validity of your policy should you need to claim further down the line.

What questions will I be asked about diverticulitis during the medical screening?

Of course, every individual’s circumstances vary. But the types of questions you can expect to be asked about diverticulitis include:

    • Have you had any surgery for this condition?
    • Do you have any symptoms at the moment?
    • In the last 2 years, how many unplanned hospital admissions have you had?

What does our travel insurance cover?

Basic Comprehensive
  • Medical emergencies and repatriation up to £5m
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £500 with optional upgrade to £3,000
  • Baggage claims up to £300
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £250
  • Excess £85 – £100
  • Unlimited medical emergency and repatriation cover
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £5,000 up to £15,000
  • Baggage loss up to £2,500
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £500
  • Legal protection cover of up to £25,000
  • Excess £65

Can you fly with diverticulitis?

You should get the all-clear from your doctor that it’s safe for you to fly with your diverticulitis, as the answer may vary depending on your medical history.

We’ll need to know you’re medically fit to travel before we can offer you cover, so it’s always best to get the go-ahead from your doctor that you’re safe to travel before your trip.

Get your travel insurance to cover your diverticulitis today

Give a member of our friendly team a call today on 0800 033 4902. Or, you can get a quote online in just a few minutes below.

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* 5.04% of people claimed on their Annual Travel Insurance Policy in 2017.