Blood Pressure Travel Insurance
- Tell your insurer about any pre-existing medical conditions to make sure you’re fully covered
- Consider covering everyone travelling in your party in case you have to cancel
- Take a copy of your travel insurance documents with you
If you suffer from either hypertension or hypotension then, because you have a pre-existing medical condition you can find it harder to get appropriate travel insurance. Many travel insurance policies will exclude cover for low or high blood pressure or perhaps charge a high premium.
Because they are a specialist broker, AllClear can source insurance that will cover your blood pressure condition and deliver you a highly competitive premium.
What are blood pressure complaints?
Basically blood pressure conditions fall into two camps: where your pressure is high (known as hyperytension) and where it is low (hypotension). If your blood pressure reading is over 120 over 80 and less than 140 over 90 then that is within the normal range (to learn more about blood pressure readings click here). If you have low blood pressure then you can be susceptible to fainting, dizziness and general unsteadiness. If you have high blood pressure you are at greater risk of suffering a cardiac condition such as a stroke or heart attack.
Do I need to declare hypertension or hypotension as a pre-existing medical condition when buying travel insurance?
Yes, as with any pre-existing health condition you should notify your insurer if you have either low or high blood pressure. If you don’t then you could leave yourself liable to significant medical and other costs should you fall ill abroad as your insurer may decide that by not declaring open and honestly you invalidated your cover.
Will having a blood pressure issue prevent me from getting travel insurance?
Having a blood pressure issue shouldn’t prevent you from getting travel insurance. Whilst some insurance policies will exclude as standard hypertension and hypotension along with other pre-existing medical conditions, you will be able to secure travel insurance to cover your blood pressure complaint from a specialist like AllClear – and offer you a very competitive premium for annual, single trip, Worldwide and European policies. As high blood pressure is more prevalent among older people you might also be pleased to hear AllClear can offer travel insurance for over 65s.
Information and support for people with either hypertension or hypotension
As the charity’s name suggests, Blood Pressure UK is a font of knowledge and support for those living with high or low blood pressure conditions, offering clearly written information, lifestyle guides and signposts for support. The NHS also offers typically detailed information and advice for both hypertension and hypotension.
AllClear take care of everything
Here at Fish Insurance, we’re proud to be working with travel experts AllClear Travel to provide you with cover for your next trip. AllClear’s team of experts will help find the cover you need at a price you’re comfy with. So if you’re planning your next break, all you have to do is decide where to visit first.
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Key benefits of AllClear’s cover*
- No age limits
- 1300+ conditions covered
- ‘Superior’ Covid cover** (includes return flight costs if you’re forced to stay due to Covid-19)
- Up to £15m medical emergency expenses cover
- 24/7 English-speaking medical emergency helpline
- Up to £25,000 for cancellation and cutting your trip short
- Up to £3,000 for your baggage
- Up to £500 travel delay cover
- Up to £1,000 optional cover for travel disruption
- Up to £2m personal liability cover
*All figures are per person and per trip
**Covid cover rated ‘Superior’ by a leading independent UK Consumer Champion in 2021
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We’ve answered some of the questions you may have about Travel Insurance
QCan I get travel insurance with hypotension?
AYes, being diagnosed with hypotension should not stop you being able to get travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your hypotension, any treatment you’re receiving, and other conditions you may have.
QCan I get travel insurance with hypertension?
AYes, being diagnosed with hypertension should not stop you being able to get travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your hypertension, any treatment you’re receiving, and other conditions you may have.
QWill having a blood pressure issue prevent me from getting travel insurance?
AHaving a blood pressure issue shouldn’t stop you from getting travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your blood pressure issue, any treatment you’re receiving, and other conditions you may have.
QCan I travel abroad with high/low blood pressure?
AYes, many people with high or low blood pressure are perfectly okay to travel abroad. We’d suggest consulting your GP to check it would be okay for you. If you’re travelling by air, it might be wise to pack any medication you take in your hand luggage, along with a note from your doctor listing what the medications are and why you take them.
QWill I need to declare high/low blood pressure as a pre-existing medical condition?
AYes. It’s always best to declare any conditions you’ve been diagnosed with when applying for travel insurance, including high/low blood pressure. This ensures any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any treatment for your blood pressure you need to seek while you’re away.
QCan I travel with blood pressure problems?
AYes, many people with high or low blood pressure are perfectly okay to travel. We’d suggest consulting your GP to check it would be okay for you. If you’re travelling by air, it might be wise to pack any medication you take in your hand luggage, along with a note from your doctor listing what the medications are and why you take them.
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