Epilepsy Travel Insurance

Finding travel insurance can be a difficult if you’re among over 500,000 people diagnosed with epilepsy. At Fish, we have over 40 years’ experience helping people find a policy that meets their individual needs. We can take care of everything for you, too.

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Travel Insurance with epilepsy


  • 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 are among over 500,000 people diagnosed with epilepsy then you might find it harder than most to find a cheap travel insurance quote. Specialist insurers, like Fish, can offer you the cover you need. Our insurance offers:

  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is caused by unusually intense electrical activity in the brain. This disrupts brain activity causing seizures (or epileptic fits), the severity and symptoms of which vary depending upon the type of epilepsy. Typically diagnosed in childhood it may be inherited or caused by a brain injury, stroke or tumour. It is not necessarily a life-long condition. Treatment is focused on controlling seizures using anti-epileptic drugs although sometimes surgery or stimulation of the brain or a cranial nerve is appropriate.

Do I need to declare epilepsy as a pre-existing medical condition when buying travel insurance?

Yes, it is very important that when applying for travel insurance you declare if you have epilepsy and any other pre existing health conditions. If you do not fully declare or do not tell the truth about your medical history then it is possible your insurer will refuse to settle any future claim you may make on your policy. Without insurance you may be liable for the cost of any emergency medical treatment you may require whilst travelling.

Will having epilepsy prevent me from getting travel insurance?

Having epilepsy won’t stop you getting travel insurance. If you have epilepsy then you are protected by equality and discrimination laws which means insurers must treat you fairly and provide travel insurance. The law does allow for them to perhaps limit the cover they provide you and/or to charge you a higher. Thankfully a specialist like Fish can offer experience and expertise in sourcing competitively priced travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Information and support for people with epilepsy

The charity Epilepsy Action is a good port of call for information, advice, peer support and practical help, as is the ever comprehensive NHS website.

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We take care of everything

For over 40 years, we’ve been helping people travel around the world without worry. Our team of experts will help find the cover you need at a price you’re comfy with.
So if you have a disability or pre-existing condition and are planning your next break, all you have to do is decide where to visit first.

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For a care-free travel insurance quote

call 0333 331 3770

Key benefits at a glance

  • No age limit*
  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • Alternative accommodation cover
  • Cruise cover
  • Friendly UK-based claims service and specialist medical assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines
  • Provides cover for a replacement carer
  • Covers a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Protects mobility and disability equipment, providing replacement equipment in the event of a loss

*Applies to Fish Plus One and Fish Plus Two policies only

And we don’t stop there…

We’ve answered some of the questions you may have about our Travel Insurance.

  • QDo I need to declare epilepsy 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 epilepsy. This ensures any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any treatment for your epilepsy you need to seek while you're away.
  • QWill I be able to travel by air with epilepsy? AYes, many people with epilepsy are perfectly okay to travel by air. We'd suggest consulting your GP to check it would be okay for you. It's important to let airport staff know about your epilepsy, just in case you have a seizure and need to receive medical treatment in the airport or whilst on your flight.
  • QWill I still be able to get travel insurance with epilepsy? AYes, epilepsy should not stop you being able to get travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on any medication you're taking or other conditions you may have.
  • QDoes epilepsy prevent you from being able to get travel insurance? AHaving epilepsy shouldn't stop you from getting travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your epilepsy, any medication you're taking, and other conditions you may have.
  • QWould travel insurance cost more once diagnosed with epilepsy? AThe cost of travel insurance takes into account any pre-existing conditions you may have, along with how severe they are and any treatment you may be receiving. If you have epilepsy, your travel insurance will probably cost more than someone of the same age with no pre-existing conditions, but it doesn't mean the cost will be huge. It's always worth contacting a specialist insurer such as Fish that can help you to get the right cover at the right price.

Travel Policy Documents

See all of our Disability and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Travel Insurance policy documents here.

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