Important Information About Our Policies
Please note, our policies do not provide cover for cancellation, abandonment or curtailment claims if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all or "all but essential" travel.
Our policies will also not cover any claims caused by or relating to Coronavirus, COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-COV-2), any mutation of Coronavirus, COVID-19 or SARs-COV-2 or any pandemic or fear or threat of any the above. We also can not cover any claims relating to any fear or threat concerning these viruses. This general exclusion applies to all sections of cover except for the Emergency Medical Expenses section. Click here for more information.
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 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or + 44 (0) 1273 773 017.
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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|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Travel Insurance Extras
|Extension Benefit||Europe (per person)||Worldwide (per person)|
Extends your policy to provide cover if you miss your pre-booked connecting Aircraft, Watercraft or Train as a result of the cancellation, or delay of 3 or more hours, on your initial international outward or return journey, due to adverse weather, mechanical breakdown or technical fault.
The policy provides cover up to £500 for additional transportation and/or accommodation expenses incurred to enable you to join your connecting Aircraft, Watercraft, Train or Motor vehicle or to get you to your pre-booked final destination.
We will pay up to £1,000 for the intrinsic value or cost of repair of your Gadgets (maximum £500 per Gadget), which are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed whilst you are away on your trip. Unauthorised calls if your mobile phone is stolen up to £75
We can cover the following Gadgets: Mobile phones, ipads and tablet computers, e-readers, sat nav, ipods and MP3 players, cassette players/CD players, computer games machines and any equipment used with them such as CDs, games, tapes, cassettes or cartridges.
You must take reasonable care of your Gadgets and not leave them unattended in a public place. You must own the item and be able to provide proof of ownership. Allowance will be made for wear and tear and depreciation
Covers your portion of prepaid, irrecoverable transport, accommodation, foreign car hire costs and prepaid excursions up to a maximum of £2,000 (excursion limited to £250) should you not wish to travel due to an act of terrorism occurring prior to your outbound travel date and within a 40 mile radius of your booked accommodation.
If you have already travelled, your portion of prepaid, irrecoverable, accommodation, foreign car hire costs and prepaid excursions and either your pre-booked return travel costs, or the cost of your curtailment travel costs, whichever is the greater up to a maximum of £2,000 (excursion limited to £250) should you wish to return home due to an act of terrorism occurring within a 40 mile radius of your booked accommodation.
Epidemic or Pandemic Travel Restriction
£50 for each full 24 hour period up to a maximum of £500.
A benefit payable if, when you are abroad, you are prevented from leaving a country due to restrictions in travel caused by an epidemic or pandemic and will help with the cost of additional accommodation and living expenses.
The cover is not applicable under the following circumstances; You are travelling against Foreign Office or World Health Organisation advice or you have travelled to an area where the possibility of an epidemic or pandemic occurrence has already been announced.
When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover High Blood Pressure, you will be asked a number of 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 a Medication to lower your Cholesterol Level ?
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 the 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.
- Consult you 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 & sitting 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 is 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 over indulge and remember your good habits from home.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to cold temperatures as this causes the blood vessels to constrict in an attempt 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 temperature 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 high altitude forces the heart to work harder and raises blood pressure, so be sure to consult your GP prior to travel.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your High Blood Pressure 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.