Why do I need travel insurance for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms vary from person to person, but symptoms often gradually worsen over time, or can flare up in different phases, including on your holidays. This all depends on the type of MS you have.
With MS being such a complex condition, you may find it tricky to find standard travel insurance. But don’t worry, you can use our online comparison tool to compare your travel insurance quotes for your MS within minutes, to make sure you get the right insurance for your specific needs. It’s simple and easy.Get a quote
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Do I have to declare MS on my travel insurance policy?
If you’ve been prescribed medication or seen a medical professional (such as a GP) in the last 2 years for your MS, then you will need to tell us about your condition. Remember to also include any relevant health conditions of your travelling companions, if you’re getting a group policy.
When you’re telling us about your pre-existing medical conditions, it’s likely that we’ll ask a few questions about your health condition. The answers you provide will help travel insurance providers get a better understanding of your condition and general medical background.
These questions could include:
- Do you require more assistance than you did 12 months ago?
- Do you currently use any mobility aids?
- Have you had any acute relapses in the last 12 months?
It’s really easy to then compare specialist quotes from up to 30 different providers to find a policy to suit you. No paperwork, no phone calls, no hassle.
What will travel insurance for MS cover?
Alongside providing cover for your MS, you can expect your travel insurance to include the same things that a standard travel insurance policy would include, such as:
- Emergency medical expenses and repatriation - if you’re hospitalised, or even need to be brought back to the UK for treatment as a result of your condition.
- Lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings - this could include any medication that you’re taking with you to treat your anxiety.
- Cancellation and curtailment - if you suddenly decide to cancel your trip, or end up cutting it short.
- Travel delay - this won’t always be included, so check your cover
- Personal liability - if you cause accidental damage to another person, or someone else’s property - cover is provided.
You can compare this type of cover across a range of specialist travel insurance providers, so why not get started?
Finding travel insurance cover for MS
Due to the often debilitating and progressive nature of MS, it is highly advised that you shop around for the right type of specialist travel insurance in order to give you peace of mind that any issues that could arise due to your condition are covered on your travels.
MS patients can still travel and enjoy themselves provided they have the right precautions in place to manage their condition while they are on the move. This includes having all the right medication and support required from other people/mobility aids.
If you suffer with MS and are considering booking a holiday – you may wish to consult your GP beforehand, just to get a second opinion.
They may well be best placed to advise you on what you should and shouldn’t do to ensure your trip is memorable for all the right reasons. It is also wise to inform your airline if they need to make any special considerations on your behalf in terms of individual assistance.
Also, feel free to add any optional extras that you need - such as gadget cover, cruise cover or winter sports cover.
This may increase your premium, but it’s definitely something to consider when shopping around, especially if you have different types of holidays planned.
Get cheap quotes from specialist MS travel insurance providers
Use our straightforward quote comparison tool to find the cover you need. It literally takes minutes. You can compare MS cover across a range of specialist insurance providers, all in one place - so there should be plenty of choices.
Once you’ve got everything sorted - so you can get on with the good stuff and start planning your trip.Get a quote
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Frequently Asked Questions
A pre-existing condition is a diagnosed medical condition that existed before taking out a policy. We'll ask a series of questions about the medical history for you and any travellers on your quote. If you answer yes to any of these, you will need to tell us about the traveller's conditions. This could be a condition that a traveller has now or has had in the past. If you are not sure what conditions you need to declare, we have online support available to help you 24/7!
It is really simple and quick to do! After you've told us about your trip details and answered some medical history questions you can add your pre-existing conditions, one by one, for each traveller. You'll only need to enter your details once, it's all online and there's no need to call, or provide details of your conditions in writing.
Once you've declared all of your relevant pre-existing medical conditions, we'll only show you quotes based on the conditions you have told us about.
* Price is based on 1 traveller aged 61, who has declared Multiple Sclerosis and is travelling to France for 7 nights. The price is correct as of October 2023. Prices may vary according to your individual requirements.
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