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MS travel insurance

Over 100,000 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the UK, with over 5000 new diagnoses every year. At Holiday Extras, we want to ensure you have the best MS travel insurance for your personal needs, so you can focus on enjoying your trip with the peace of mind you're covered. With a travel insurance policy and a carefully planned itinerary, nothing should stop you from enjoying your trip to its fullest.

Why choose Holiday Extras for your MS travel insurance?

Holiday Extras provides medical travel insurance for both single trip and annual travel insurance policies, in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We cover the majority of pre-existing medical conditions, and all conditions will be considered. This includes multiple sclerosis.

Benefits of Holiday Extras medical travel insurance

  • - Over 25 years experience selling travel insurance.
  • - Voted best insurance provider 12 years running.
  • - Tailored policies to suit your personal requirements.
  • - Policies with no excess available.
  • - UK-based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
  • - All medical conditions considered.

Do I need to declare MS as a pre-existing medical condition?

Regardless of the current stage of your condition (be it clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting, primary-progressing or secondary progressive), it's important to declare it when getting a travel insurance quote. If you have not disclosed your medical history, any claims you make will likely be rejected should it pertain to any witheld medical conditions you have. This includes MS.

How do I declare my condition?

To declare your medical conditions, just enter your travelling details into the quote from at the top of the page, and you'll be taken through your medical screening process.

If you are a little unsure about what happens during a medical screening, don't worry - the process is very simple and only takes a few minutes. To help us put together a suitable policy for your multiple sclerosis, you will be asked several questions pertaining to your pre-existing medical condition. Medical screening takes place online through the quote form above, though if you prefer this can also be done via our Kent-based insurance team by calling our free helpline.

Compare travel insurance levels of cover for MS

We offer travel insurance at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. All of which can be tailored to your specific needs.

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Baggage cover
£500
£1,500
£2,000
£2,000
Cancellation cover
£1,000
£2,500
£5,000
£5,000
Medical cover
£5 million
£10 million
£10 million
£10 million
Excess charge
£150
£100
£50
£0
Lost passport
£250
£250
£300
£350
Personal money
£300
£350
£400
£500
End supplier failure
X
£2,500
£5,000
£5,000
Wedding cover
X
X
£1,500
£1,500
Gadget cover
X
X
X
£750

Travelling with multiple sclerosis

Consult your doctor

Regardless of which pre-existing medical condition you have, it's always a good idea to consult your doctor, who can give you professional advice on your medical requirements when travelling.

Also bear in mind, when travelling by plane, some airlines require a 'fit to travel' note from your doctor, so be sure to ask the doctor for one when seeing them.

Do your research

In-depth information regarding all aspects of multiple sclerosis can be found on the official Multiple Sclerosis UK website.

Dealing with the heat

For many sufferers of MS, the heat is a serious consideration. For those patients that are not excessively heat intolerant, it's still advised to take care when visiting hotter countries. Keeping well hydrated and bringing a cooling case or ice chest will help to keep you from overheating.

Travel arrangements

There are a number of things you can do to make your journey more comfortable. Most airlines have special transport measures for use in the airport, and these can be arranged if you notify the airport in advance. Aircraft are also capable of carrying standard size wheel chairs free of charge, though battery powered wheelchairs may need to be dismantled for the carriage, so remember to bring the assembly instructions for your chair.

Vaccinations

Should you require vaccinations for your destination, consult with your doctor well in advance of your trip. Remember, you will not be able to take vaccinations during an acute relapse or steroid treatment.

Medication

Make sure that you have enough medication to last you for the entire duration of the trip. If you're carrying any medication in your hand luggage, make sure you have the relevant medical certification with you and remember to carry all medication in the original pharmacy packaging. For injectable prescription medication, be sure to have a doctor's note specifying that your are allowed to take such medicine.

Looking for information regarding a different condition?

If you're looking to take out medical trvael insurance for a different pre-existing medical condition, a broad overview can be found on our main medical travel insurance page.

Holiday Extras Cover Ltd and Holiday Extras Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 and Holiday Extras Ltd 01693250 are registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities plc which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: 2nd Floor, 1 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4UY. Company number 03220410.