Epilepsy Travel Insurance
If you have Epilepsy or your travel companion does, you must ensure you have a Travel Insurance policy before leaving your home.
To get a quote by telephone, contact us at 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757.
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 Epilepsy. 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 with coverage for Epilepsy, you will be asked several questions. These will include:
- If awake, do you usually lose consciousness during a fit/seizure?
- How many fits/attacks causing loss of consciousness have you had in the last four weeks?
- How many include/seizures causing loss of consciousness have you had in the previous six months?
- How many unplanned hospital admissions have you had for epilepsy/attacks in the last year?
- How many different medicines do you take for your epilepsy/seizures?
- How long ago was your first fit/seizure?
- If not already declared to us, is your epilepsy/seizures caused by a malignant brain tumour, a benign brain tumour, a brain haemorrhage or a head injury?
- If flying, contact your airline in advance, as they may have a specific policy for passengers who have had seizures.
- Flying with Epilepsy should not be a problem unless one of your triggers, such as anxiety or sleep deprivation, may be aggravated by flight conditions.
- It is best to inform the person you are travelling with and the cabin crew as they will also have received full first aid training, so they will be on hand should the need arise.
- You may request an aisle seat to give you and the people around you more space to help you should you have a seizure.
- Get a letter from your doctor stating your name, where you are travelling, the names and doses of any medicines you take and the quantity you will be carrying. If you take clobazam, clonazepam, diazepam or phenobarbital this is particularly important.
- If you travel to a different time zone, adjust your medication times accordingly.
- Keep your medication in your hand luggage during a flight, but comply with current airport security procedures. Contact your departure airport and airline for information.
- Take enough medication to cover your entire trip, plus extra in case of delays or lost luggage.
- If you are away for an extended period, remember that your doctor can only prescribe you up to three months of medication.
- Ensure that you correctly store your medication. Some medicines for Epilepsy need to be stored in a cool, dry place.
- Wear medical alert jewellery or carry an epilepsy-aware card so that people can be aware of your condition if anything happens to you.
- The majority of vaccinations are safe for people with Epilepsy. However, be aware that anti-malaria medications, particularly chloroquine and mefloquine, are unsuitable for people with Epilepsy.
- Consider your destination, activities and accommodation with care to avoid triggers to your Epilepsy, such as bright lights.