Travel insurance


In this leaflet, we provide several key points about travel insurance you might like to consider before you make any travel plans, Obtaining insurance when you have M.E. might prove difficult but can be essential. A must-read leaflet before you go!


If you have M.E. and are planning a holiday in the UK, travel insurance is well worth thinking about. If you’re going anywhere abroad, where you won’t be covered by the NHS, travel insurance is an absolute must.

In this free leaflet, Dr Charles Shepherd (Hon. Medical Adviser to the ME Association) provides several key points you might like to consider before you make travel plans.

See also Vaccinations and pre-travel health care in the Medical Management leaflets.

If you prefer you can download the leaflet here without registering via the website shop.

Telephone Helpline

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

Please note this leaflet is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.


0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.