Bipolar Disorder Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is essential if you have Bipolar Disorder, including Anxiety and Depression. It is a good idea to declare this so that you are fully covered whilst on your trip.
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Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical Expenses and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
|Overseas Return Quarantine||Included||Included||Included|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
JS Travel Insurance has partnered with Goodtogoinsurance.com to provide this Travel Insurance that covers Bipolar Disorder. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.
When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover Bipolar Disorder, you will be asked several questions:
- Have you had a compulsory hospital admission to treat Bipolar Disorder in the last ten years?
- How many hospital admissions have you had for this condition in the last two years?
- Are you currently being treated for Depression?
- Have you been taking medication for this condition throughout the last two years?
- Has this condition ever caused you to cancel a planned trip?
If you have Bipolar Disorder and want to travel, it is essential that you first purchase a Travel Insurance policy before you leave the country.
Depending on the answer to the medical questions, in most cases, a Single Trip policy is usually the best option to cover Bipolar Disorder.
Many aspects of travelling can trigger a depressive episode, including increased stress and disrupted sleep patterns.
Travelling with Bipolar Disorder
- Make sure that you are on medication that you know works for you.
- Travelling soon after changing your medication is not a good idea, as adverse effects can ruin the holiday.
- Do not travel when you are suffering from erratic moods.
- Carry enough medication with you to last the trips, plus extras in case of emergency/delays.
- Travel with someone who can identify any warning signs of an onset of mood change and cope with the situation.
- Keep your medication in your hand luggage.
- Split it between your luggage and the person you are travelling with in case one bag gets lost.
- Carry a recent prescription and a letter from your doctor detailing your condition.
- Try to reduce as much stress as possible; plan a relaxing holiday.
- Get as much sleep as possible and try to maintain your regular sleep patterns as much as possible.