Always consider a specialist Hypertension Travel Insurance
We don’t believe having hypertension should stop you from travelling and enjoying a holiday abroad. So we have designed a special comprehensive travel policy to cover people with hypertension. It has all the key benefits you would expect to see on a standard policy, but with enhanced protection for your medical conditions.
We can provide you with peace of mind!
Friends and family that may be travelling with you can also be covered on your Free Spirit policy, whether they have a pre-existing medical condition or not. By including your travelling companions on your policy, will ensure the whole party is covered in the event you need to cancel your holiday due to your hypertension. This may not be the case elsewhere.
Key benefits of our hypertension travel insurance cover
- Medical emergency helpline – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- No upper age limited – on single trip and annual multi trip
- Emergency medical and other expenses up to £15M on Super Duper cover (£5M on Super cover)
- Specific cover – for loss or damage to medical aids and prescribed medication
Can you cover other medical conditions associated with hypertension?
If you also have high cholesterol or have suffered a heart attack or stroke in the past, we are confident that we can help you obtain insurance. As long as your doctor or consultant has agreed you are fit to travel and provided you are not awaiting surgery or further investigations.
Get a quote now!
Obtaining a quote and getting cover for your hypertension travel insurance couldn’t be easier. Our easy to use online medical screening we will ask you some questions about your medical condition to ensure the right cover is in place:
- How many medicines does your doctor advise you to take for high blood pressure?
- Has your dose been increased or have you been prescribed a new tablet in the last six months?
- Have you been advised to take a medication to lower your cholesterol level?
- Has a blood test ever at any time shown your cholesterol level to be raised?
If you would prefer to talk to us, why not call us on 0800 170 7704; we’re open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, closed Bank Holidays. We have a dedicated UK based customer services team who have a wide knowledge of medical conditions.
Should you need any help whilst getting a quote or if you have any questions not covered by our frequently asked questions page we are on hand to help you.
Consequences of not covering your hypertension medical condition
Without adequate cover, should you need to claim for cancellation due to your hypertension you may not be covered and have to incur costs for loss of deposit or full holiday cost. Also failing to insure your hypertension whilst you are away, could leave you open to paying out for expensive medical treatment and hospital accommodation costs. Many standard travel insurance policies exclude cover for existing medical conditions such as hypertension or will decline to offer cover.
What is hypertension?
Hypertension can be a chronic medical condition in which the patient suffers from a constant high blood pressure higher than normal. Hypertension is usually not accompanied by any symptoms, but over a period of time it can cause damage to the circulatory system, kidneys, brain and eyes. It also increases the likelihood of suffering a heart attack or stroke.
Useful tips while travelling with hypertension.
Hand luggage: It’s best to keep your medicines close at hand and keep them in your hand luggage so if there are problems during your travels, you won’t be without them. In the event your hold baggage is lost, at least you won’t have to worry about your medication. It’s always a good idea to take an extra supply of medicines in the event your return journey is delayed. Remember customs will need to see an appropriate label on each medication to avoid unmarked pills being confiscated.
Time difference: If you’re travelling to a new time zone, you’ll need to adjust the time you take your medication. Check with your doctor for your own personal situation to ensure you do not take too much or too little.
Last updated: 15th June 2016.