Why use our MS travel insurance?
An estimated 100,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS) according to NHS Choices. As a relatively common illness, MS can often be covered by a Staysure travel insurance policy, provided your doctor gives you the green light to travel.
Staysure is an award winning specialist at providing travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions. Our travel insurance team is happy to talk you through all the cover options to help you get an insurance product that suits your needs – simply give them a call on 0800 033 4902 or get a quote online in minutes.
Why do I need travel insurance for MS?
With or without a pre-existing medical condition such as MS, going uninsured is a false economy as it leaves you exposed to substantial medical bills should you find yourself in trouble when you’re on holiday.
Even our most standard policies insure you for medical expenses as well as repatriation and theft or loss of baggage. To our Comprehensive policies, you can add on many other types of cover to suit your exact needs.
Don’t expect your airline, travel company or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to have you properly covered. If they do provide insurance, read the small print and you’ll soon find that, for the low cost of a Staysure policy plus valuable add-ons, you will go with full peace of mind that you and your family or travel companions have the quality cover you need should the worst happen.
What will I be asked during the screening process?
When applying for travel insurance, we’ll ask you to complete a short medical screening questionnaire where you’ll be asked few questions about your MS including:
- Has your ability to look after yourself worsened significantly in the last year?
- Are you using any mobility aids at the moment?
- Have you had an acute relapse in the last year?
Tips for travelling with MS
- Bring a doctor’s letter confirming your condition and the medications you will be carrying. You will also need to bring the doctor’s or MS specialist’s phone number, so that they can be consulted in the event of an emergency
- Don’t try to pack in too many activities on your holiday or you will be too tired to enjoy your holiday to the full
- Go easy and don’t rush. This will make you stressed and lacking in energy. Leave plenty of time to get to your destination, allowing for extra time if you are delayed or need to rest along the way
- Make sure you bring with you all the medication you will need, plus extra to cover for loss or delays.
- Try to travel with an able companion who can help you if necessary
- Before you book, view your accommodation online if possible. Try and book a ground floor room in a hotel with easy access to all common areas
- If you use a wheelchair, take a lightweight manual one on holiday to avoid the need to recharge batteries. It will also be easier to fit into cars and public transport
- Request wheelchair assistance when you are booking flights. You and whoever you are travelling with will be taken through security without having to queue. If you have connections to make, ask for someone to wait for you to take you through to the next gate
- Take advantage of early boarding and ask the flight attendants for help if necessary.
MS Travel Insurance
Get your multiple sclerosis travel insurance quote by applying online, or by calling one of our team members on 0800 033 4902.