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.
Which cover levels are available with high blood pressure travel insurance?
All Get Going policies are able to cater for medical conditions, including high blood pressure – high blood pressure is actually one of our most commonly covered conditions. Depending on your chosen cover level you will have access to:
- Up to £10,000,000 for medical emergencies
- Up to £750 for emergency replacement of prescription medication
- Up to £5,000 of cover for medical and mobility equipment
- Up to £250 public hospital benefit
- Up to £5,000 cancellation and curtailment cover
- Up to £2,000 cover for lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions
- Up to £250 to cover a lost, stolen or damaged passport
- Up to £250 to cover lost or stolen cash
- Up to £2,000,000 cover for personal liability
- Up to £25,000 for personal accident
- Up to £50,000 for legal advice
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.
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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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