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Taken ill on holiday - take another one to recover

No one wants to spend time in hospital when they are on holiday - but for those with pre-existing conditions it is a potential risk. Having good quality travel insurance ensures that the cost of any medical care while abroad is covered. But it did not make up for the lost days whilst in hospital or cover for other costs incurred at home if the length of the time away had to be extended.


Specialist travel insurance provider, goodtogoinsurance.com has a new offer for people with a pre-existing medical condition. For anyone who finds themselves stuck in hospital for five days or more, following unplanned surgery while on holiday, they will be able to claim for another holiday, to help them back on the road to recovery, plus a number of other costs.


Iain Sykes of goodtogoinsurance says, "When someone has to undergo emergency surgery abroad, it means they miss out on some or all of their holiday and could also lengthen their stay in that country, potentially impacting on arrangements at home too. Because we specialise in providing travel insurance for those with pre-existing medical conditions, we understand this risk. So we have added our extra medical cover to help travellers cope with the added difficulties of a hospital stay abroad. For example, we will cover for a recuperation holiday if more than five days is spent in hospital, following unplanned surgery, while on the original trip. We also cover for other costs that might be incurred if the stay abroad has to be extended, such as cattery or kennel fees back home. In addition, once the individual returns home, they may need home help or may even need corrective cosmetic surgery. These can be expensive requirements that many could not afford, but we have added them to the cover."


Goodtogoinsurance.com provides single trip and annual travel insurance to people travelling with a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions, from diabetes and asthma to cancer, heart disease and depression.

Travel insurance news: 6 January 2011