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High Blood Pressure Travel Insurance

Approximately 16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure. With our quick and relatively non-invasive screening process, low premiums and doctor-led medical advice, we are able to offer quality travel insurance for high blood pressure sufferers.

Can I get travel insurance with high blood pressure?

When travelling with a medical condition you should always consult your GP first, to ensure they believe it is safe for you to travel. If you are travelling with high blood pressure, you will need travel insurance for high blood pressure sufferers. You can get this from Get Going by declaring your medical condition when you get your next quote.

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What cover is available with high blood pressure travel insurance?

We are medical l travel insurance specialists, so all of our policies are able to cater for medical conditions, and do so for 1000’s of travellers every year. High blood pressure travel insurance is one of our most commonly quoted conditions. Cover levels include:

  • Up to £10,000 in case of a medical emergency including public hospital benefit, emergency replacement or prescription medication and mobile and disability equipment.
  • Up to £5,000 cancellation and curtailment cover
  • Cover for both outbound departure and connection
  • Up to £2,000 for lost, stolen or damaged possessions
  • Cover for loss and theft of cash and passport
  • Up to £2,000,000 for personal liability
  • Up to £50,000 for legal advice
  • Depending on the cover level chosen

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Declaring high blood pressure on your travel insurance

If you are travelling with high blood pressure, you absolutely must declare your condition. If you do not declare your condition it is highly likely that any claim you make will be denied.

If you need to declare high blood pressure you can do so using our quick and easy screening process. Travel insurance for high blood pressure is available following a short set of questions related to your condition. Our medical screening process is notably less invasive than other screening processes and all information submitted is entirely confidential.

Does high blood pressure affect your travel insurance?

Get Going travel insurance with high blood pressure is slightly different to an insurance policy that does not have a medical condition declared on it. Once you have purchased travel insurance and high blood pressure has been declared, the emergency assistance team is in a better position to support you in the event of a medical emergency.

A small premium may be added to your policy, depending on the outcome of your screening, this is the same for all medical conditions and will depend solely on the individual screening. Regardless, Get Going policies are extremely price competitive.

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High blood pressure and safe flying

Providing that your high blood pressure is well controlled it shouldn’t have any effect on the travel options that are available to you. If you do suffer from high blood pressure it is always best to consult your doctor before booking a flight just to be sure.

Top Tips for flying and high blood pressure

There are a few steps that you can take when flying with high blood pressure. These will help give you peace of mind, minimise the chance of a medical incident related to your high blood pressure and flying and ensure you are covered in the event of a medical emergency.

Ensure you accurately declare your medical condition and get travel insurance for high blood pressure sufferers.

Always pack your medication in your hand luggage, maybe even bring a reserve in case of emergency. Your Get Going policy will cover replacement of emergency prescription medication, if it is lost or stolen but it’s always best to have a reserve.

Leave for the airport with plenty of time to reduce the chance of high stress levels!

As a high blood pressure sufferer, you are more at risk of deep vein thrombosis. To minimise this risk while flying, either get up out of your seat, move around and have a stretch or try some seated exercises. Some of the exercises you might like to try include: Stretching out your legs and point your toes, rolling your shoulders back and forth, lifting up your feet to rotate your ankles

Avoid drinking alcohol on your flight, instead drink plenty of water.

And bring your own food. Airlines will likely provide you with or offer you in-flight snacks but these are likely to contain added salt, which is not good for high blood pressure sufferers.

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