Regardless of stage or severity, we’re here to ensure every person with HIV has the opportunity to travel with the right level of cover.
With Get Going, you can get cover in under 2 minutes, meaning you can spend more time on the exciting, planning part of your holiday!
Cover with Get Going comes with the following benefits:
- Up to £10 million medical expenses cover available
- 24/7 access to a UK based GP
- Enhanced Coronavirus and Brexit cover
- Exclusive discount available for at-home COVID tests
- Mobility and disability equipment covered as standard
- Specialist staycation policies available
- You can cancel for FREE if you’ve only paid your trip deposit, meaning you don’t have to pay any excess if you’re only claiming for the cost of your holiday deposit
Travelling abroad with HIV
Generally, travelling abroad shouldn’t be a problem with HIV, but this is all dependant on where you’re going, the preparation that goes with that and buying the right cover for you.
We want to enable everyone the opportunity to explore the world’s best sights and have the assurance knowing they are covered. As long as you declare your condition when purchasing a policy with our quick and easy steps, you’ll have the protection you need and can start focusing on the memories you’ll make on your holiday.
Are there travel restrictions?
Although HIV has become a widely accepted condition in the UK, not every part of the world is up to speed and that can mean travel restrictions. Like with any condition, preparation is key and when planning your trip, it’s crucial to do you research into the destinations you’re able to visit.
The following countries do not allow HIV positive travellers:
The following countries allow HIV positive travellers to visit, so long as it is a short stay (less than 90 days):
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
For additional information on countries with travel restrictions click here.
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Travelling with HIV medication
Travelling with HIV can be daunting in general, especially when taking medication with you. The best thing to do is stay organised and if any obstacles come up including border control, you’ll have the assurance of being prepped for your trip (and the right cover too.)
Packing medication: Any HIV medication should be carried in your hand luggage, along with a letter from your prescribing doctor. Keeping medication in your hand luggage will help to avoid any problems, should your checked-in luggage be lost or delayed.
Have enough medication: Whilst it is advised to take extra medication, there is no need to bring an excessive amount with you. This can actually look suspicious and lead to questioning. So, ensure you take enough for your trip, plus a little extra for emergencies.
Getting though security: You should keep your medication in its original packaging and not put it in dispensary containers. Original packaging will show the name of the person the medication is prescribed to, should you be stopped at border control and questioned.
Taking a break from medication: Some places have restrictions on people with HIV entering the country. As frustrating as this is, do not take a break from your medication for the sake of visiting a destination, as this can affect your health considerably.
Jet Lag: Adjusting to the time difference can leave you tired and forgetful. However, it is important that you are consistent with taking your medication. Make sure you set reminders and alarms before you travel. This way, you can stick to UK time when taking your medication and make the whole adjustment process a lot easier.
Cover levels for HIV+ travellers
When it comes to booking your travel insurance, you need cover that offers the right protection for you and your condition. We offer the following in our policies to give the reassurance you need on your trip:
- Up to £10,000,000 in medical cover available
- Up to £250 public hospital inconvenience benefit
- Up to £750 for emergency replacement of prescription medication
- Enhanced Coronavirus and Brexit cover available
- Up to £5,000 for mobile and disability equipment
- Up to £5,000 cancellation and curtailment cover
- Up to £2,000,000 for personal liability
- Up to £50,000 for legal advice
We have a number of cover levels for you to choose from: Basic, Standard or Premier. If you would like more information please see our cover levels page.
HIV travel insurance policies
Whatever the policy type, the questions we ask during the quote process are there to determine the cover that is right for you on your trip and that means HIV travel insurance comes in the form of the following:
- Single trip – available to anyone up to the age of 85
- Multi-trip – available to anyone up to the age of 74, typically taken out by anyone expecting to travel more than twice a year
- Backpacker – available to anyone up to the age of 35 wanting a no-frills policy for an extended trip.
- Longstay – available to anyone up to the age of 55 who is planning on travelling for a period of over 31 days in a single trip.
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