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What vaccinations do I need when travelling abroad?

Vaccinations prevent us from getting potentially harmful diseases by exposing our immune systems to a tiny amount of the virus or bacteria that causes them. Our bodies then produce the antibodies needed to fight off the disease, giving us a level of natural protection. Because of the diseases that you may come into contact with … Read moreWhat vaccinations do I need when travelling abroad?

Tips for travelling with Arthritis

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An extremely common condition, arthritis affects a huge number of people. Arthritis Research UK estimates that 17.8 million people in the UK live with a form of musculoskeletal condition, including arthritis in all its forms. This equates to nearly 30 per cent of the population.  Arthritis is one of the most common conditions we provide … Read moreTips for travelling with Arthritis

Our top ten European destinations to visit this autumn

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Autumn is the perfect time of year to explore some of Europe’s most beautiful places without the hustle, bustle and cost that summer brings. With golden colours and crisp blue skies, you are just a short flight away from some of the most stunning architecture, delicious cuisine and cultural delights that Europe has to offer. … Read moreOur top ten European destinations to visit this autumn

Travel with high cholesterol: what you need to know

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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 your next holiday abroad. However, have you considered the fact that your medications may be restricted in your destination of choice? Many countries have different … 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

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