Common Holiday Illnesses

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Falling ill whilst on holiday is never nice - what was supposed to be a relaxing time away from the stresses of everyday life can quickly turn into a horrifying experience.

According to the Association of British Insurers over 4,300 people require medical treatment abroad every week. This figure doesn't take into consideration those that self-medicate so the overall number of people taking medication abroad is likely to be even higher.

Food poisoning is one of the most common holiday illnesses that we see holidaymakers affected by, occurring in varying forms, including:

  • Campylobacter
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Ecoli
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella

These types of illnesses produce a range of symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, a fever, diarrhoea and stomach cramps.

How To Claim

If you do fall ill whilst abroad then the first thing to remember is that your health comes first and you should seek medical advice if required. Once you are able to, then you should consider the following questions:

  • Did your symptoms last for 3 days or longer?
  • Was your holiday booked as a package in the last 3 years?
  • Did you mainly eat and drink in the hotel facilities?

If you answered yes to the above questions and believe that you have suffered from one of the common holiday illnesses above, then make sure you fill out your details in the form to the right and we can assess your claim.

If you answered no you can still give us a call using the number below and we will be able to tell you if you could make a claim.

Talk to our friendly experts FREE on:

0800 046 999 5

And get the compensation you deserve.

If you suffer an illness whilst away, your relaxing all-inclusive holiday can quickly turn into a negative experience. Not only will your health suffer, you could also be left out of pocket due to costly medical treatment. Once back home, it could also leave you unable to work or fulfil other commitments.


Find out how much compensation you could be entitled to.


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Why Holiday-SOS?

  • We can help you to claim compensation for illness caused by a hotel’s poor attention to hygiene
  • We operate on a no win, no fee basis
  • We have been helping clients for over 25 years
  • We have a dedicated team of lawyers who are specialists in holiday illness claims
  • We will support and advise you throughout every stage of the claims process