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If you have Epilepsy or your travel companion does, then you will need to make sure you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home. 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 EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Travel Insurance

If you have Epilepsy or your travel companion does, then you will need to make sure you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.

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:

  • If awake, do you normally lose consciousness during a fit/seizure?
  • How many fits/seizures causing loss of consciousness have you had in the last four weeks?
  • How many fits/seizures causing loss of consciousness have you had in the last six months?
  • How many unplanned hospital admissions have you had for epilepsy/seizures 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?

Travel Advice

  • 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 also the cabin crew as they will also have received full first aid training so will be on hand should the need arise.
  • You may want to 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 are travelling to a different time zone then make sure you are adjusting your medication times accordingly.
  • Keep your medication in your hand luggage during a flight, but make sure you comply with current airport security procedures. Contact your departure airport and airline for information.
  • Take enough medication with you to cover your entire trip plus extra in case of delays or lost luggage.
  • If you are away for an extensive period, keep in mind that your doctor is only able to prescribe you up to three months 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 made aware of your condition if anything were to happen to you.
  • The majority of vaccinations are safe for people with epilepsy. However, be aware that anti-malaria medication, particularly chloroquine and mefloquine, are not suitable for people with epilepsy.
  • Consider your destination, activities and accommodation with care, so as to avoid triggers to you epilepsy, such as bright lights.

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 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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