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.
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|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
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
- 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:
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.