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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… Read more... GET A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH COVER FOR HEART BYPASS

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 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  
Personal Baggage - £2,000 £3,000  
Personal Money - £400 £400  
Personal Liability - £2,000,000 £2,000,000  
Delayed Departure - £100 £100  
Missed Departure - £500 £500  
Legal Expenses - £25,000 £25,000  
Failure of Carrier £1,500 £1,500 £1,500  
Medical Excess* £500 £150 Nil
Standard Excess* £100 £75 Nil

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

Medical Questions

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 ?

Travel Advice

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.

Important Information

Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Heart Bypass 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.


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