Epilepsy Travel Insurance

Finding travel insurance that is effective, suits you and your budget can be difficult if you suffer from seizures. 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 seizures

Remember

  • 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 seizures, finding effective and affordable travel insurance may be proving a little bit more difficult. Specialist insurers, like Fish, can provide the solution you’re looking for. Fish has been providing cover for those with pre-existing medical conditions for many years, our insurance offers:

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

What are seizures?

Seizures (also known as fits, convulsions or an attack) are most commonly caused by epilepsy, a disorder that affects electrical activity in the brain. When the transmission of electrical signals between the brain’s neurones are disrupted or issue in abnormally intense bursts, this causes seizures. Whilst the physical symptoms – involuntary and jerky movements – are the most apparent to external observers, they are not common to all forms of epileptic seizure with the conditional also able to affect emotions and memory.

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

Yes. If you have a seizure when you are abroad you’ll want to be sure you can benefit from any emergency medical treatment necessary without having to worry about the bills. If you do not declare you have epilepsy, or that you will be travelling with a child who has had febrile seizures, then should you later need make a claim your insurer may refuse it. If not asked to declare, check the policy covers previously diagnosed medical complaints.

Will having seizures prevent me from getting travel insurance?

You shouldn’t be refused cover but you might find an insurer will ask you to pay a higher premium than someone with a “clean bill of health” or that restrictions or exclusions are placed on your policy. As many mass market policies are not geared up for people with pre-existing medical conditions it’s worth your while getting a quote from a specialist like Fish which is experienced in this field. Such specialists may not be on price comparison sites.

Information and support for people who have seizures

The Epilepsy Society publishes an A-Z of epilepsy topics with plenty of information on seizures (including first aid tips) along with loads of useful advice on living with the condition, potential triggers and treatments. The NHS also offers expert coverage of both epilepsy and febrile convulsions.

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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

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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

And we don’t stop there…

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

  • QCan I travel by air if I suffer from seizures? AYes, many people who have seizures 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 seizures, just in case you have one and need to receive medical treatment in the airport or whilst on your flight.
  • QDo I need to declare if I have seizures when getting travel insurance? AYes. It's always best to declare any conditions you've been diagnosed with when applying for travel insurance, including seizures. This ensures any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any treatment for your seizures you need to seek while you're away.
  • QWill I be able to get travel insurance if I have seizures? AYes, seizures 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.
  • QWill travel insurance cover me if I have a seizure while abroad? AYes, if you've declared your seizures when purchasing travel insurance this will ensure any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any treatment for your seizures you need to seek while you're away.
  • QWill seizures prevent me from getting travel insurance? AHaving seizures shouldn't stop you from getting travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your seizures, any medication you're taking, and other conditions you may have.
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Travel Policy Documents

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

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