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If you or one of your travelling companions suffers from Depression, it is important that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave on your trip. To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 Read more... GET A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH COVER FOR DEPRESSION

Depression Travel Insurance

If you or one of your travelling companions suffers from Depression, it is important that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave on your trip.

To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757

Summary of Cover

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  
Personal Liability - £2,000,000 £2,000,000  
Personal Possessions - £2,000 £3,000  
Personal Money - £400 £400  
Delayed Departure - £100 £100  
Missed Departure - £500 £500  
Legal Expenses - £25,000 £25,000  
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500  
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included  
Medical Excess* £500 £150 Nil
Standard Excess* £100 £75 Nil

*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Policy Wording of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. 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.

Medical Questions

When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions. These will include:

  • Have you ever had a compulsory admission to a hospital for treatment of Depression?
  • How many hospital admissions have you had for this condition in the last 2 years?
  • Have you currently been advised to take any medication for this illness?
  • Have you been referred to or treated by a psychiatrist for depression?
  • Has depression ever caused you to cancel or cut short a planned trip?

Travel Advice

Prepare for Jet Lag

Jet Lag can upset your sleep patterns and bring about depressive episodes. In order to avoid this impacting your trip, plan time to rest after the flight, try to maintain your sleep patterns as much as possible and avoid drinking alcohol on the flight.

Maintain your Regular Routine

Try to maintain your routine and sleep patterns as best as possible. If you have to be in bed by a certain time or need a certain amount of sleep, don’t let this slip just because you’re on holiday.

Eat Healthily

Diet can be a factor when coping with Depression. If you find that eating healthily helps you, make sure you keep up your diet as best as possible while abroad.

Exercise

Much like diet, exercise can also help control the symptoms of Depression. Taking time to exercise when on holiday can help control your condition and ensure it doesn’t affect your trip.

Medication

If you’re on anti depressants or other Medication, pack enough to last you for the duration of your trip, plus some extra, in case of delays or emergencies.

Also, split the Medication between separate bags, so that there is not the risk of losing it all if one bag was to go missing, and keep it on hand at all times.

Staying in touch with your Doctor and / or Home Support Network via phone or email can help you stay on track and get through any depressive episodes.

Global Health Insurance Card

The GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) replaced the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) on the 1st January 2021.

You can use this card to access medical healthcare abroad. This includes state healthcare including emergency treatment, treatment for existing medical conditions, routine maternaty care, oxygen therapy, kidney treatment and many more healthcare requirements.

Please Note: This is not a substitute for Travel Insurance, as there are restrictions on cover and you might have to pay some costs. It is important to note that this card will not cover Repatriation.

Apply for a GHIC Card

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Travel Insurance can cover you to travel with Depression provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination and it is not on the red list.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Covid+ policy covers Cancellation if you are unable to travel because you contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Platinum Covid+ policy has cover including cancellation if you have been told to isolate due to COVID-19.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine: Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

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