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Problems getting holiday insurance? Tell us about it.

BethanyBatemanBritish Lung Foundation

Hi all,

Holidays are the best. They're a great way to unwind and forget about the day to day stuff we'd rather not think about. I might go so far as to say that they're good for the soul.

But too many people with a lung condition, can't go away because they can't get travel insurance. Or because travel insurance is so expensive that it's not an option. Other people do go away, but they have to take a risk because they can't afford to go on holiday and pay for insurance.

One of the national papers has picked up on this problem and wants to do an article about it. They'd like to speak to somebody in the UK, with a lung condition, who has struggled to find affordable travel insurance, have had to change holiday plans, have been turned away by insurers or have had no choice but to accept extortionate premiums.

This is for a phone interview early next week. They'd also like their photographer to pop around for a quick photo shoot!

If you're interested in doing the interview, contact Jenna in our press team. Her email is

And if you want some advice about going on holiday with a lung condition, whether it's about insurance, oxygen or anything else, give our helpline a call on 03000 030 555.

Thanks guys!

2 Replies

Thanks bethany

When you say "have had no choice but to accept extortionate premiums" what do you mean by that? Is a premium extortionate because it is high or is a premium high because of the risk to be covered? I doubt that any article will be fair and balanced. Is it the Daily Mail?

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