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Travel insurance for your child

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines and kidneys. There are long-term issues regarding cystic fibrosis, but that doesn’t mean your child has to miss out on seeing the world.

With the right preparation, your whole family can go on holiday. Read the following guide to find out how:

Travelling with a child with cystic fibrosis

When you have a child with cystic fibrosis, you will want to:

  • Let your cystic fibrosis team know of your plans to travel months in advance
  • Go where you can easily access a Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Bring a pre-paid phone card so you can ask for further advice when you are abroad
  • Coordinate with your oxygen supply provider to ensure you always have a supply
  • Apply for the right travel insurance that covers medical care, emergency evacuation, and trip cancellation
  • Get all the recommended vaccinations to protect everyone’s health
  • Bring a surplus of medication with you (along with a doctor’s note for airport security)

Tips for flying with a child with cystic fibrosis

Flying with a child with cystic fibrosis can be difficult, which is why you will need to:

  • Notify your airline of your needs
  • Have a medical certificate that tells the airline your child is healthy enough to fly
  • Take advantage of pre-boarding and disinfect your area as soon as possible
  • When you land, do a sinus rinse to reduce the risk of infections
  • Wear a mask to minimize airborne pathogen and pollution risk from entering the lungs

Last but not least, don’t forget to prepare everyone else in your family for travel. You will want to get a regular family or child travel insurance to cover your adventure abroad. This way, everyone will be prepared for your trip, and you can enjoy your family getaway.

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.