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Asthma is more common than you may think amongst adults and children across the UK, and is a condition we often overlook when purchasing travel insurance.

Whether you suffer from mild or severe asthma, the thought of having an asthma attack can be daunting. We’re here to help with our policies and offer the right protection for you, your condition and give you the reassurance you need when away on your trip. One of the best parts? You can get a quote within 2 minutes or less. (yes we’ve timed it!)

Do I need to declare asthma on my travel insurance?

Whether your asthma is mild or severe, stable or well-controlled, it’s crucial to declare your condition when purchasing a policy. Declaring your condition will mean we can offer you the right level of protection and cover, should the unexpected happen when you’re away.

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What does our asthma policy cover?

Living with asthma doesn’t have to limit you from seeing the wonders of the world, it just means taking the preparation needed. We want to help you fulfil your travel goals and that means offering the right level of protection and cover for you. Our policies will cover you for the following:

  • Up to £10 million medical expenses cover available
  • Access to our 24/7 Emergency Medical Helpline
  • Coronavirus cover available – to find out more, click here
  • Exclusive discount available for at-home COVID tests
  • Mobility and disability equipment covered

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Travel insurance for mild and severe asthma

Asthma is a medical condition that affects many. Asthma can vary from mild to severe, for some, having asthma is an everyday struggle and causes limitations in day to day life from walking up the stairs to performing regular errands. But we wouldn’t want that stopping you from experiencing a much-needed holiday.

We’re here to enable you to travel and offer the right level of cover and protection for your trip. Although travelling with asthma can require more precautions and considerations than the usual traveller, with our cover in place, you’ll have the reassurance you need to fly away to your chosen destination.

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Useful tips for when travelling with asthma

Preparation is key when travelling with asthma or with someone who has asthma. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are a few things to consider:

  • Climate: For some people, changes in temperature and humidity can make asthma symptoms worse. No one knows you better than you, so make sure you choose a destination where the climate won’t worsen your condition. If you know your conditions get worse when it’s cold, maybe opt for somewhere hot. Don’t agree to go somewhere to please other people.
  • Keep your inhaler on you at all times: Make sure you carry your reliever inhaler with you at all times (even in your hand luggage), and continue taking your regular preventer inhaler, as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Know your triggers: Knowing your asthma triggers is important, especially when you’re on holiday. Second hand smoke, animals, alcohol consumption and open fires are just some of the things that may worsen your condition. Try and avoid these situations as much as possible- that could be by ensuring your accommodation meets your needs, avoiding certain activities, and planning ahead, in case you do face an asthma trigger.
  • Keep people informed: It’s important to let people know you have asthma, especially those you are travelling with. You don’t have to make a big deal about it, but make sure you let them know where your reliever inhaler is in case your symptoms worsen. You could also give them a copy of your written asthma action plan, which is extremely handy if you’re visiting a country where few speak English.
  • Speak to a doctor: If you have any concerns about going on holiday, make sure you speak to a doctor or nurse, so they can answer all those queries and concerns. For many, an asthma trigger is stress, so try and stay as relaxed as possible. When you have severe asthma, going away can be a scary thought, but providing you have suitable cover and are well prepared, everything should run smoothly.

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