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Arthritis Travel Insurance

Specialist travel and holiday insurance if you have been diagnosed with arthritis

Travel insurance with arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common medical conditions and we are proud to have helped so many find appropriate travel insurance cover for their medical condition. Our policies are ideal for covering all forms of arthritis, including both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis or if you are recovering from joint replacement surgery. Arthritis is a condition that affects the bones, muscles and joints, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as conditions such as back pain or general wear and tear of joints. Arthritis is not just a condition that affects over 50’s, although more than 10 million people live with arthritis in the UK and more than 15,000 of them are children and young adults.

Our specialist travel insurance policy will cover you for emergency medical expenses abroad, even if these relate to your pre-existing arthritis or joint replacements, providing you have declared your condition during your medical screening. We also cover cancellation if your arthritis deteriorates and leaves you unfit to travel abroad, which can unfortunately happen as arthritis and joint pain are the second biggest causes of sick leave from work in the UK.

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Travelling with osteoarthritis

There is no doubt that joint pain has a huge impact on peoples lives. It can cause discomfort and stiffness, making movements that most of us take for granted such as sitting, standing and walking very difficult and uncomfortable. Small things like squeezing a bottle or using a keyboard could be a struggle for someone who suffers from arthritis in their hands. Equally, getting up from a chair or standing for long periods can be arduous and very painful if you have arthritis in your knees.

Most travel insurance providers won't consider covering you if you are travelling whilst being on the waiting list for a joint replacement, however this is something we can consider if you discuss your requirements with us over the phone. If you would like to obtain a quotation for travel insurance to include cover for your arthritis or previous joint replacements, please feel free to complete an online quotation. If you are awaiting further joint replacement procedures, please give us a call so we can discuss your options.

How to apply for travel insurance

How to apply for travel insurance

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Applying for travel insurance with arthritis

You can apply for travel and holiday insurance through our online quote journey or over the phone with our friendly UK call centre. We aim to make the process as simple as possible and you can rest assured that all information remains confidential. If you need assistance obtaining a quote, we provide an online chat where one of our travel insurance agents will guide you through the process or you can call us on 0330 606 1422.


We offer a variety of specialist travel insurance policies, from cover for pre-existing medical conditions to policies for those already travelling abroad. Click ‘Start Quote Journey’ to obtain a quote online. You will be presented with several policy options which direct you to a dedicated information page, explaining the cover details and benefits. Once you’ve found the policy suitable for your travel requirements, click the ‘Get Online Quote’ button to complete your details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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