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If you have had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack), you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before your trip to cover this conditions. To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or + 44 (0) 1273 773 017. Read more... GET A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH COVER FOR TIA

TIA Travel Insurance

If you have had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack), you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before your trip to cover this conditions.

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 Liability - £2,000,000 £2,000,000  
Personal Baggage - £2,000 £3,000  
Personal Money - £400 £400  
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 quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions. These will include:

  • Have you ever had a stroke which caused symptoms for more than 24 hours ?
  • Are you awaiting investigation or treatment for this condition ?
  • How many TIA (if any) have you had in the last six months ?
  • How many TIA (if any) have you had in total ?
  • Do you suffer from an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) ?
  • Have you ever been a smoker ?

Symptoms of a Transient Ischemic Attack

  • Sudden weakness
  • Clumsiness in limbs
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Pins and needles
  • Double vision or temporary loss of vision

Loss of consciousness is very uncommon, and headaches are not a sign of a Transient Ischaemic Attack or Stroke.

Though these symptoms will go away very quickly, it is best to obtain medical attention quickly within 60 minutes is ideal. A doctor will perform a medical examination and possibly an ultrasound test.

Around one third of people who have suffered from TIA will have a stroke at some point in the future, so many people regard a TIA as an early warning sign.

Medication for Transient Ischaemic Attack will first of all be Aspirin, which thins the blood and should restore a healthy flow to the brain.

You may also be prescribed Clopidogrel, a Blood Clot Inhibitor, and Ticlopidine, used in patients allergic to aspirin. Those with a higher risk factor include:

Important Information

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