Heart Bypass Travel Insurance
If you have had a Heart Bypass and you are planning a trip, you would be advised to have a Travel Insurance policy before you travel.
In most cases, we will only be able to offer Single Trip cover for those who have had a Heart Bypass.
It is possible to get an Annual Multi Trip policy depending on the answers to the medical questions and depending on where you are travelling to.
To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757
- Summary of Cover
- Medical Questions
- Travel Advice
- Global Health Insurance Card
- Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover
- Useful Website
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|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
|Overseas Return Quarantine||Included||Included||Included|
*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.
Please read the Restrictions and Exclusions of the policy.
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.
When getting a Travel Insurance quote, you will be asked a number of questions to ensure you get the right quote for you. These will include:
- Have you ever been a smoker?
- How long ago was your most recent procedure?
- At any time before your most recent heart procedure, did you suffer a Heart Attack?
- Have you had a Heart Attack at any time after your most recent heart procedure?
- Have you ever had any symptoms of Angina (eg chest pain, chest tightness) since your last procedure?
- Can you always walk 200yds on the flat without becoming short of breath?
- Have you been advised to take medication for High Blood Pressure?
- Have you been advised to take medication to lower your Cholesterol?
Usually, air travel does not pose a risk to someone who suffers from Heart Disease or has had a Heart Bypass.
There has been no evidence found to suggest that air travel may interfere with a Pacemaker.
The usual time period that you must wait before flying after a Heart Bypass is three weeks.
Complications such as Angina or an unstable condition will mean that it will be a longer wait before you are safe to fly.
There are some things to consider if you are planning a holiday abroad after Heart Bypass surgery.
- Do not travel if you are in an unstable condition.
- Check with your physician before planning a holiday to make sure that you are well enough to travel.
- Carry enough Medication to last you the trip, plus extras in case of delays or emergency.
- If you are travelling with someone, divide your Medication between you, in case a bag gets lost.
- Carry Medication in your hand luggage.
- Check with the airline's policy on carrying Medication on you during the flight.
- Carry a recent prescription on you plus a letter from your doctor describing your condition.
- Carry a list of emergency contact numbers on you.
- Do not travel to areas that have extremes of climate that could put excess pressure on your heart.
- Plan a relaxing holiday that will not require you to over exert yourself.
- Do not do any strenuous activities on holiday that you are not already doing in your daily life.
- Check where the nearest hospital(s) or clinics are to where you are going.
- Make a checklist of your medicines (including the brand name and general name) and names of medicines that are commonly used for the condition.
- Plan your route, make travel arrangements in advance and allow plenty of time for travel to avoid unnecessary stress.
- Try to avoid carrying too much by using a suitcase or bags with wheels.
- If you have a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), tell airport security staff as it may set off the metal detector.
- Bring the identification card for your device with you and ask to be hand searched, or checked with a handheld metal detector, which should not be placed directly over your device.
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.
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
- Emergency Medical Treatment 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.