Angina travel insurance
Living with angina should not prevent you from travelling and enjoying your holiday. Planning ahead is key to having a great time away and being ready for any potential problems that may arise as a result of your heart condition. Travel insurance for someone with angina can provide added peace of mind for your trip away.
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
- Medical expenses covered up to £15,000,000.
- Cancellation and Curtailment covered up to £5,000.
- Personal Belongings covered up to £3,000.
- All ages. All medical conditions. All destinations.
Our 3 step quote process
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.