Travel insurance

Travel insurance companies for people with Cardiomyopathy

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  • Travel insurance is important for anyone travelling abroad or away from home.
  • Getting a quote for travel insurance can be challenging if you have a medical condition.
  • This page lists some travel insurance companies that people with cardiomyopathy have told us about. We do not endorse these companies, and recommend that you contact companies
    directly to talk through your circumstances and needs.

Travel insurance is important for everyone, particularly for people with pre-existing medical conditions, who may need medical assistance while travelling. 

It is worth contacting several companies to compare the cost and level of cover. Companies will ask for
details of any medical conditions, and giving as much information as you can helps to find cover that meets your needs. It is important to check what is included in the cover, and what is excluded. Quotes may be high because they are calculated on the likelihood of you needing to make a claim. Some companies exclude claims relating to pre-existing medical conditions, and some may cover them at an additional cost. 

If you have travel insurance as part of another product, such as a bank account, you may need to contact the insurance company directly to talk to them about your condition, as it may not be included in their cover. 

If you are travelling to EEA countries or Switzerland, you can apply for a European Health Insurance Card or ‘EHIC’. This allows you to get healthcare for free or reduced cost while in these countries. This does not replace the need for travel insurance.
Find out more about EHICs (opens new window)

If you are travelling with family, it may be worth getting insurance for everyone from the same company. This is because if you are taken ill and need someone to stay with you, the company may provide cover for this, whereas insurance with a different company may not. 


Travel insurance companies

The following are companies and brokers that people with cardiomyopathy have told us about when they have had a good insurance quotes and cover. Some are specialist providers for people who have difficulty getting insurance due to a medical condition. We do not endorse these companies, and we would appreciate any feedback about your experiences. (All links below open in a new window.)


Boots Travel Insurance
0345 1 253 880

Chris Knott Insurance
0800 917 2274

Columbus Direct
0800 0680 060

Direct Travel Insurance
0330 880 3600

En Route Insurance
0800 783 7245

Fish Insurance
0333 331 3770

01223 446 914

Free Spirit
0800 170 7704

Insurance Choice
01926 680 518

Insure and Go
0330 400 1383

JD Travel Insurance Consultants
0344 247 4749

Orbis Plus
01274 518 393

Virgin Money Travel Insurance
0330 400 1250

World First
0345 90 80 161

For information and advice on travel insurance

Money Advice Service - advice on getting insurance

Which? - independent review of insurance

Travel Aware - government advice on travel

Association of British Insurers - advice on insurance

© Cardiomyopathy UK. February 2018.