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Over half a million Brits who travelled with a medical condition in the last 12 months failed to tell their insurer, new research shows. Find travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions now to ensure you have the right travel insurance protection that you need.
Hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers are jeopardising their insurance by failing to tell insurers of their medical conditions, according to research from Sainsbury's Travel Insurance. An estimated 34, people, equivalent to 8% of those who travelled abroad with a medical condition in the last 12 months, did so with no travel insurance at all.
Roughly one in five (22%) people who failed to notify their insurer did so as they had a long standing condition which they did not consider relevant to reveal.
The insurer found that over half a million Britons travelled abroad last year with a long-term medical complaint but did not inform their insurer, potentially invalidating any claim they may have needed to make.
Sainsbury's Finance estimates that around 245, holiday makers failed to inform their insurer despite suffering from severe back pain; 11, people travelled abroad last year with a respiratory condition without informing their insurer, and a staggering 5, people are also estimated to have gone on holiday abroad whilst keeping their insurer in the dark about their heart condition.
According to the Foreign & Commonwealth Offices (FCO) annual British Behaviour Abroad Report the highest number of hospitalisations of British nationals abroad occurred in Spain (741).
Many travel insurance policies offer customers the opportunity to cover most medical conditions.
"Good travel insurance can prove vital if you fall ill abroad so it's really important that people are open and honest with their insurer, said Scott Gorman, Sainsbury's Travel Insurance Manager.
Travel Insurance for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
The cost of medical treatment abroad can be exceptionally high and simply omitting to give details of a pre-existing condition because you felt it wasn't relevant could, in the event of an accident or further illness, prove very costly indeed.
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