Angina travel insurance
Angina travel insurance covers you if you’re living with angina and wish to travel with peace of mind. This type of insurance covers you for medical emergencies, even those related to COVID-19, which is vital to prevent unexpected medical bills and give you the support you need if you have any medical problems while you are on holiday.
AllClear can provide holiday insurance for angina sufferers, and you can get an angina travel insurance quote now. Start your preparations as early as possible, particularly if you are planning on flying.
The main benefits of cover
- Cancellation and Curtailment covered up to £25,000, including for Covid-19
- Up to £15 million emergency medical expenses cover, including for Covid-19
- Up to 30 days FREE extended cover (if due to unexpected circumstances beyond your control)
- Up to £2,000, if medically necessary, for a friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 (costs for room and to accompany you home)
- Repatriation costs, when medically necessary, to bring you back to the UK where it is deemed to be in your best interests
- Following recovery from Coronavirus, costs for a continued recuperation stay, when medically necessary and under doctors advice
- Costs for your return flight following your enforced stay due to Coronavirus
- Personal Belongings covered up to £3,000
- All conditions. All ages.
Our 3 step quote process
1. Call us or click a quote button on our siteOnce you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.
2. Complete our simple medical screening processYou then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.
3. Get your quotesYou will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.
Tips for travelling with angina
Angina travel insurance
- Finding travel insurance for people who have angina can be difficult. Many standard travel insurance policies exclude pre-existing medical conditions. Make sure you look for a specialist angina travel insurance provider and declare your angina and any other medical condition. This means you can travel with complete peace of mind, knowing you are covered should you require medical treatment required for your angina while you are on holiday.
- For travel in Europe, also make sure you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This entitles you to reduced-cost, and sometimes, free medical treatment. It’s not an alternative to angina travel insurance though so be sure to arrange this in addition.
Medication for angina
- Ensure you have sufficient angina medication (preferably double your requirements in case your medication is damaged or lost) for the entire duration of your trip. When travelling with angina medication, keep a list of both the generic and brand names of each, together with your dosages.
- See your GP or angina specialist for information on how travel jabs can affect your condition. For example, vaccines may disrupt your blood glucose control as your body makes antibodies to fight the disease that you’ve been inoculated against.
Temperature, altitude and climate
- Temperature can have an impact on your heart condition. Avoid extreme temperatures as this can put added strain on your heart. It’s also important to avoid high altitude destinations (over 2,000 metres) as this can make you breathless and can exacerbate your angina further. Your angina medication should be kept close to hand and should not be allowed to freeze.
Air travel and angina
- You will need to check with your medical practitioner to determine if air travel is suitable for you. Heightened airport security in recent years means that it’s essential you plan ahead if you have angina in order to avoid running into last minute problems. If you’re crossing time zones, you may need to alter your angina medication regime. Discuss travelling with angina with your GP well in advance to allow for any adjustments to be made. It’s safe to use glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) spray while on the plane. Also, if you have a pacemaker, take your identification card with you.