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Travel with high cholesterol: what you need to know

Although it can be a largely hidden condition, high cholesterol is very common. The UK’s cholesterol charity, Heart UK, states that six out of every 10 people in the country have raised or abnormal blood cholesterol levels. However, as there are no obvious signs or symptoms of the condition many will have no idea they … Read moreTravel with high cholesterol: what you need to know

We’ve improved our medical travel insurance

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Over the last few months, we’ve been busy making some changes to improve your experience when getting a quote and purchasing a Free Spirit policy. If you’re about to book a trip,  you will find that the new online quote process has been improved to make it a better experience and easier to use, especially on … Read moreWe’ve improved our medical travel insurance

Why travelling without insurance is a bad idea

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Planning a holiday is an exciting time. Thoughts naturally turn to the sights we’ll see, the food we’ll try and of course, what the weather will be like. We don’t tend to consider the things that could go wrong. While mishaps are unlikely, the consequences of events taking a turn for the worse while we’re … Read moreWhy travelling without insurance is a bad idea

Taking medicine on holiday with you

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If you have a pre-existing health condition or disability that requires you to take prescribed medication, this will be high on your list of priorities when packing to go on holiday. However, have you considered the fact that your medications may be restricted in your destination of choice? Many countries have different rules on medicines … Read moreTaking medicine on holiday with you

How to prevent skin cancer when travelling in the sun

Many of us wait all year for a chance to soak up the rays on a sunshine break. But as beneficial as the sun can be for our mood, it’s also potentially damaging for our skin. It’s therefore essential to take precautions ahead of and during a trip to sunnier climes. Figures from Cancer Research … Read moreHow to prevent skin cancer when travelling in the sun

Medical travel insurance claim costs

It’s hard to overstate the value of having travel insurance in place every time you head abroad for your well-earned holiday. As well as ensuring you receive the overseas medical care you need in the event of an emergency and arranging any repatriation (if medically necessary), it also offers you other benefits to protect you … Read moreMedical travel insurance claim costs

EHIC vs Travel Insurance – Everything you need to know

Here in the UK, Europe is our favourite continent to visit. A 2017 survey by The Economist found that nine of the 10 most popular holiday destinations for British travellers are in Europe, with Italy, France and Spain taking the top three spots. It’s not hard to understand why; European destinations are just a short … Read moreEHIC vs Travel Insurance – Everything you need to know

Travel insurance for children with medical conditions

At Free Spirit, we’re proud of the fact that our specialist travel insurance has no age limit. We look to insure those aged 70, 80, 90 or older, so you might sooner associate the benefits of our cover with older holidaymakers. But our no age travel insurance applies to younger travellers too, in fact, we … Read moreTravel insurance for children with medical conditions

Travel tips you need to know when travelling abroad

Many of us have travel habits, or even rituals, we like to stick to when venturing overseas. From using your favourite trusty suitcase, to leaving your passport by the front door the night before your departure, there are plenty of travel traditions that feel as much a part of going on holiday as the first … Read moreTravel tips you need to know when travelling abroad

Your medical travel insurance checklist

Preparing for a holiday often means stocking up on sun cream and paperbacks. However, if you’re counting down the days until your next trip, there’s one element of holiday planning that’s arguably more important than any other – travel insurance. What’s more, travel cover is even more important for people with pre-existing medical conditions or … Read moreYour medical travel insurance checklist

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