Travel Insurance with high blood pressure
- 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 have high blood pressure, because you have a pre-existing medical condition, you may find it harder to get travel insurance. As a specialist insurer, AllClear can work with you to provide the cover you need.
What are blood pressure complaints?
Basically blood pressure conditions fall into two camps: where your pressure is high (known as hypertension) 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 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 high blood pressure 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 hypertension. If you don’t then you could leave yourself liable to significant emergency medical and associated costs should you fall ill abroad as your insurer may decide that by not declaring open and honestly you invalidated your cover.
Will having high blood pressure prevent me from getting travel insurance?
Having high blood pressure won’t stop 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 high blood pressure
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
QIs high blood pressure considered a pre-existing medical condition?
AYes, you should always declare high blood pressure (hypertension) as a pre-existing medical condition if you have had a formal diagnosis. It’s always best to declare any conditions when applying for travel insurance, including high blood pressure. This ensures any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any treatment for your high blood pressure you need to seek while you’re away.
QCan I get covered for high blood pressure in travel insurance if I’m over 65?
AYes, high blood pressure (hypertension) should not stop you being able to get travel insurance. Unlike many insurers, AllClear Insurance offer travel insurance policies with no upper age limit, so you can continue to enjoy travelling for as long as you like. The quote you will receive depends on your age, any medication you’re taking, and other conditions you may have.
QWill I be rejected for travel insurance if I have high blood pressure?
AHaving high blood pressure shouldn’t stop you from getting travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your high blood pressure, any medication you’re taking, and other conditions you may have.
QCan I get travel insurance with high blood pressure?
AYes, high blood pressure (hypertension) 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.
QDo I need to declare high 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 blood pressure. This ensures any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any treatment for your high blood pressure you need to seek while you’re away.
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