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 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or + 44 (0) 1273 773 017.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
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 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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover for Depression or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
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.