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Pregnancy Travel insurance

Expectant mothers are often presented with a unique set of considerations when it comes to purchasing travel insurance while pregnant.

In this article, we'll provide the answers you've been looking for when it comes to getting comprehensive pregnancy travel insurance, together with how our insurance can benefit you.

Is pregnancy a medical condition for travel insurance?

This will depend largely upon the insurer. Most insurers will provide cover for expectant mothers as a standard part of the policy, and will not class pregnancy as a pre-existing medical condition.

That being said, you should never take it for-granted that an insurer will provide pregnancy cover as standard. The situation can vary greatly from insurer to insurer, some classing pregnancy as a pre-existing medical condition, requiring additional premiums and placing certain restrictions on cover. For this reason, it's always important to check that a policy covers pregnancy, as well as the level of cover you can expect, before taking out the policy.

Travel insurance and pregnancy, do's and dont's

  • If you're travelling by plane, be sure to check what the carrier specifies as the accepted travel time frame for pregnant women. The standard will vary depending on the airline, but it's always best to check well in advance of booking, as you could end up being refused to board the aircraft. If this happens, your insurance will also be rendered invalid.
  • Visit your doctor beforehand and notify them of your travel plans. They'll be able to advise how best to travel in your condition, and also whether it's wise to travel at all.

Remember to:

  • Always consult your doctor before you travel.
  • Check the health regulations for pregnant travellers of your chosen airline.
  • Return 8 weeks prior to your due date no matter how long you plan to travel for.

Before you book, be sure to read up on all of our levels of cover. To do so, visit our travel insurance page.

Do you have a pre-existing medical condition?

If you have a medical condition and looking to find an affordable policy then be sure to have a read of our pre-existing conditions pages:

If you do have a medical condition then please visit our pre-existing conditions page for more information.

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.