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Travel insurance for people with depression

Depression travel insurance covers you If you or someone you know is living with depression 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 away.

We aim to take some of the stress out of planning your trip. We do this by making our quote process for travel insurance with depression simple and quick. Once you’ve entered your information you can compare travel insurance for someone with depression. So, you can find the policy that’s right for you. With AllClear you can ensure you enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.

What cover does travel insurance for depression offer?

  • If you require any unplanned medical treatment while abroad, you’ll be covered. This is for any emergency that may occur because of depression or anything else.
  • Access to a 24 hour emergency helpline in the event you need assistance abroad.
  • Replacement medication is covered should you require it while on holiday.

*Different provider’s policies vary so check your policy wording.

We have experience of covering people with depression for travel insurance. This means we can offer you specialist depression travel insurance. We also offer a friendly and specialist service.

You can get a quote for travel insurance with depression either online or by phone. Whichever you’re most comfortable with!

We have no upper age limit on our AllClear travel insurance for depression policies.

We don’t limit you to a single depression travel insurance quote. Compare from multiple providers to find the policy that’s right for you.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:

  • You must be fit to travel
  • The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
  • You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements

You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.

Frequently asked questions

Annual multi-trip or single trip?

An annual multi-trip policy allows you to travel multiple times within a year. The maximum duration of these trips varies between policies. However, it is usually between 31 to 45 days.

If you need a longer trip duration or, if you only plan on travelling once in the year, then a single trip travel insurance policy may be right for you.

What will affect the price of your policy?

We calculate the premiums you’re displayed using multiple factors. These include age, trip duration, destination and pre-existing medical conditions.

Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once 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 process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.

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Depression travel tips

Be gentle with yourself

  • It’s important to understand that a holiday is not necessarily a treatment for depression. It’s likely you will have to face the symptoms of your depression while on holiday and it’s important to prepare for that. Don’t be hard on yourself if you find you’re not enjoying the holiday. Try not to put any pressure on yourself.
  • Also, travel with people who understand your condition so they’re not hard on you if you don’t feel up to doing much while you’re away, or if you need some time alone. The best thing you can do is listen to your body and decide how much you feel like taking on each day.

Be healthy

  • Eating as healthily as possible and staying hydrated might be a good way to face symptoms of depression. Some gentle exercise could also be an effective way to manage your depression. If exercising, take advantage of your surroundings by taking a power walk, or go for a swim.

Keep in touch with your doctor

  • With technology such as skype this is now easier than ever. Contacting your doctor if ever you’re concerned, or just knowing you can contact your doctor can make managing depression easier while on holiday.

Planning your trip

  • If you experience depression, then you may be more prone to anxiety and stress when planning your trip. Planning your trip well in advance can save you worrying about getting things sorted in time.

Dealing with jetlag

  • Upsetting your sleeping pattern can play havoc with your emotions which can make it difficult to feel ready and excited for your holiday. Try to be strict with setting alarms and getting up when you’re supposed to. Try to plan where you’ll eat breakfast each day to motivate you to get out of the hotel or your room. Or, stick to a destination which doesn’t require a long haul flight.
  • If you opt for a destination which requires a long haul flight, knowing the best way to prevent and handle jetlag will help ensure you have the easiest possible journey and recovery. Drinking lots of water before, during and after your flight can help you feel better. Eating healthily while en route and taking naps where you can during the flight are all factors which may help jetlag and contribute to effectively managing your depression.

Taking your medication abroad

  • See your doctor before you travel to ensure they can prescribe you enough medication to last you the duration of your trip. It’s wise to take some extra supplies with you in case of a delay. If you know you’ll need your medication while on the flight, check with your airline before you travel so they’re aware of this. This is important because some airlines’ policies state that medication must be kept in the hold.

EHIC

  • If you’re travelling within Europe, you’ll be entitled to an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). This will offer you the same cover as the residents in the country you’re visiting. This isn’t however, a valid form of travel insurance and there are certain things it will not cover.

Get travel insurance

  • If anything goes wrong and you require medical attention while abroad, you will need specialist depression travel insurance. The same applies if anything goes wrong before your holiday and you need to cancel your trip. Visit our specialist depression travel insurance page for more information.

Article References:

  1. NHS: Clinical depression 
  2. mind.uk: Insurance cover and mental health
  3. Mental Health Foundation: Depression

 

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[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.