Mental health conditions are extremely common. In fact, if you haven’t experienced a condition such as depression or anxiety yourself, chances are you know someone who has – approximately 25 per cent of the UK population will deal with a mental health problem each year, according to the charity Mind. The pace and pressure of … Read moreWhy it’s vital to declare mental health conditions on your travel insurance
If, like approximately two thirds of Brits, you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you may have wondered if you’ll still be able to use it after Brexit. At the time of publishing this blog, there are less than 70 days until the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), and … Read moreHow do I renew my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) after Brexit?
The cost of travel insurance depends on a number of different factors, from your destination and the duration of your time away, to your age and whether you have any pre-existing medical conditions or disabilities. This way, specialist travel insurance providers like Free Spirit can provide* the cover you need, whether you’re heading to Paris … Read moreHow much does travel insurance cost to go to the United States?
With the end of winter in sight, many holidaymakers eagerly await the welcomed warmer spring weather when we can hang up the scarves and pack away the bobble hats. If you are keen to discover where to go to soak up some Easter sun, our collection of long and short-haul destinations can help. Chase away … Read moreEscape the April showers and discover where to go for Easter sun
Dementia is an umbrella term that describes cerebral (brain) conditions that cause a progressive loss of brain function. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, other types include vascular dementia and mixed dementia. All forms of the condition cause confusion, memory loss and problems with speech and comprehension. The Alzheimer’s Society states that … Read moreTips for Travelling with People with Dementia
When we need it, travel insurance feels invaluable. It’s there to save us from the financial burden of unexpected problems on holiday, whether that’s a medical emergency, a flare-up of an existing health condition, or simply a delayed flight. At Free Spirit, we make every effort to provide specialist travel insurance that covers the vast … Read moreHow much does Travel Insurance cost to go to Europe?
UK travellers love to holiday in Europe. Every type of trip is on offer, from a last-minute weekend away to a fortnight in the sun. What’s more, the short flight times and ample airport connections mean travel times are shorter than they have ever been. But, with just months to go until the UK is … Read moreHow will travel after Brexit be impacted?
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?
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
It’s not uncommon to hear people talk about the positive effects a holiday can have on blood pressure. There is truth to it too – a recent American study found that taking a break away lowers stress and blood pressure levels in the average person. But, if you are one of the approximately 16 million … Read moreTravelling with high blood pressure