Spina Bifida Travel Insurance

Finding travel insurance that suits you and your budget can be difficult if you’ve been diagnosed with any form of spina bifida. At Fish, we have over 40 years’ experience helping people find a policy that meets their individual needs. We can take care of everything for you, too.

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Travel Insurance with spina bifida

Remember

  • Tell your insurer about any pre-existing medical conditions to make sure you’re fully covered
  • Consider covering everyone travelling in your party in case you have to cancel
  • Take a copy of your travel insurance documents with you

If you’ve been diagnosed with any form of spina bifida and are journeying abroad, it might not be proving easy to find affordable travel insurance. There is no need to worry though, as specialist insurers such as Fish should be able to provide you with the cover you need, ensuring that both you and your condition are adequately covered. Our insurance offers:

  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines

What is spina bifida?

Spina bifida, Latin for “cleft spine”, occurs when during embryonic development a defect in the neural tube develops. This leads to the spinal cord and vertebrae failing to fully form. There are several types of spina bifida, including the most serious, myelomeningocele, which can cause full or partial paralysis below an exposed part of the spinal cord. Spina bifida occulta, the most common form, may be symptomless whilst meningocele may be treated surgically although many born with this form also have hydrocephalus.

Do I need to declare I have spina bifida as a pre-existing medical condition when buying travel insurance?

Yes. If you have been diagnosed with any form of spina bifida (and/or hydrocephalus) you must advise insurers. Many policies require you to disclose any pre existing health conditions and you might find those that do not may not cover them. It’s important therefore to both fully disclose your health and check the small print otherwise you might find you are not properly insured and liable for the cost of any emergency medical treatment you may require.

Will having spina bifida prevent me from getting travel insurance?

If you have a chronic (long term) condition this is classed as a disability and there are laws to protect you against discrimination. This means insurers must offer you insurance although they are free to charge you more for it or perhaps place conditions or limits on your policy. When looking for travel insurance quotes it may be worth checking out brokers like Fish who specialise in sourcing cover for people with disabilities or pre-existing medical conditions.

Information and support for people who have spina bifida

Shine is the UK’s leading charity for those affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Among extensive support it offers are specialist occupational therapy, heath development and educational advisers, whilst its website has plenty of information about the condition. See also the pages dedicated to spina bifida on the NHS website

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We take care of everything

For over 40 years, we’ve been helping people travel around the world without worry. Our team of experts will help find the cover you need at a price you’re comfy with.
So if you have a disability or pre-existing condition and are planning your next break, all you have to do is decide where to visit first.

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For a care-free travel insurance quote

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Key benefits at a glance

  • No age limit*
  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • Alternative accommodation cover
  • Cruise cover
  • Friendly UK-based claims service and specialist medical assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines
  • Provides cover for a replacement carer
  • Covers a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Protects mobility and disability equipment, providing replacement equipment in the event of a loss

And we don’t stop there…

We’ve answered some of the questions you may have about our Travel Insurance.

  • QCan I get travel insurance if I have partial paralysis from spina bifida? AYes, partial paralysis from spina bifida should not stop you being able to get travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on any medication you're taking or other conditions you may have.
  • QDo I need to declare any form of spina bifida as a pre-existing medical condition? AYes. It's always best to declare any conditions you've been diagnosed with when applying for travel insurance, including spina bifida. This ensures any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any treatment for your spina bifida you need to seek while you're away.
  • QWill having spina bifida prevent me from getting travel insurance? AHaving spina bifida shouldn't stop you from getting travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your spina bifida, any medication you're taking, and other conditions you may have.
  • QCan I travel by plane if I have spina bifida? AYes, many people with spina bifida are perfectly okay to travel by air. We'd suggest consulting your GP to check it would be okay for you. If you use a wheelchair and have specific accessibility needs, make sure to let the airline know you're coming in advance. This will ensure your journey runs more smoothly.
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Travel Policy Documents

See all of our Disability and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Travel Insurance policy documents here.

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