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High Blood Pressure Travel Insurance

If you have High Blood Pressure and you are planning a trip abroad, then a Travel Insurance policy should be taken out before the trip starts.

It is important to include this condition as it will protect you against any medical situation that occurs whilst on your trip.

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

*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the 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 High Blood Pressure, you will be asked several questions. These will include:

  • How many medicines does your Doctor advise you to take for High Blood Pressure?
  • Have you been prescribed new tablets in the last six months?
  • Have you been advised to take Medication to lower your Cholesterol Level?

Hypertension

Most cases are considered Primary Hypertension. This is when no medical cause can be established.

5 - 10% of cases are considered Secondary Hypertension. This is when elevated blood pressure is caused by a diagnosable condition.

Treatment for Secondary Hypertension involves treating the underlying medical condition rather than the elevated blood pressure directly.

If left untreated people with Hypertension are 3 times more likely to have Heart Disease, six times more likely to develop Congestive Heart Failure and seven times more likely to suffer a Stroke.

Travel Advice

  • Consult your GP before you decide to travel and only decide to travel if your blood pressure is stable and under control.
  • Ensure you have enough medication to last the full length of your trip and take a blood pressure monitor with you to check your blood pressure whilst away.
  • People with high blood pressure can have circulatory problems & sit in a cramped plane seat can lead to the development of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
  • To decrease the risk wear flight socks to improve circulation and walk up and down the aisles regularly, do not forget to request an aisle seat.
  • Stretch and move around in your seat as much as possible, avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Don't forget to keep your medication in your hand luggage but make sure you comply with current Airport security procedures, contact your departure Airport and Airline for information.
  • When you arrive at your destination try not to overindulge and remember your good habits from home.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to cold temperatures as this causes the blood vessels to constrict in an attempt to conserve body heat, so increasing heart rate and blood pressure, and therefore increasing the likelihood of heart attack or stroke.
  • Do not travel to high altitudes as there is less oxygen in the air and this could aggravate your condition.
  • It is advisable not to use spa facilities that involve a sudden change of temperatures such as saunas, steam rooms and cold baths.
  • Avoid sudden exertions such as climbing a lot of steps too quickly, or pushing a broken down hire car.
  • Remember to drink plenty of fluids in hot and humid weather and to avoid caffeinated drinks. The wearing of loose-fitting clothing will help reduce fluid loss from perspiration.
  • Be mindful that being at a high altitude forces the heart to work harder and raises blood pressure, so be sure to consult your GP before travel.

Global Health Insurance Card

The GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) replaced the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) on the 1st of 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 maternity 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 the 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 that covers High Blood Pressure can cover you to travel provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all but essential travel to your destination.

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. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation - when medically necessary, if you or anyone named on the policy contracts COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Covid+ -  policy covers Cancellation if you or anyone named on the policy are unable to travel because you have contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Platinum Covid+ - policy has covers including Cancellation if you or anyone named on the policy has been told to isolate due to COVID-19.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine - Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you or anyone named on the policy are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

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