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Fully comprehensive nut allergy travel insurance

Nut allergy travel insurance covers you if you or a loved one are currently living with a nut allergy 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.

An astounding 44% of adults across the United Kingdom suffer with allergies today, millions of which are people with nut allergies.  If you are travelling abroad and have a nut allergy, you will always be aware of the potential for a medical emergency.  That’s why we offer specialist nut allergy travel insurance.

What’s more, our fully comprehensive travel insurance policies also cover you for any unforeseen medical emergency not relating to your allergy, and for any other pre-existing medical condition that you have.

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.

You’re also covered for loss of nut allergy medication. For example, you’re covered for up to £300 on AllClear Gold and Gold Plus policies. But more importantly all policies available from our providers will cover both your pre-existing medical conditions, and your medication. If you need assistance with either, you can contact our Emergency Assistance Team 24 hourw a day – 7 a day week. They are there to help not only after a medical emergency, but pro-actively seek to prevent them.

In addition, you can buy nut allergy travel insurance on both a single trip and annual multi-trip basis.  Our annual multi trip policy is ideal if you will be going on holiday multiple times in the next 12 months.

If however, you know you will be going on holiday just once this year, a single trip policy can be cheaper, and also give you the ability to travel for a longer period of time. In fact, if your age, medical condition(s), and travel destination(s) rate low on our quote system, you could have a single trip lasting 365 days. Otherwise, the single trip limit is usually 92 days.

The maximum number of days you can travel on one trip during an annual multi-trip policy differs between providers.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any allergies you don’t cover?

No, we cover any medical condition, including drug, food, skin allergies and many more.

If you lose your epipen, are you covered?

Yes you are – as an epipen is covered in the same way as medication. All of our policies will seek to replace your epipen, whether lost or used.

The quote system only allows you to declare one allergy. Is this okay?

Yes, during the Medical section of your quote, If you have more than one type allergy – such as drug allergy also – you should only enter the general term ‘allergy’ once on your medical declaration. When the questions about your ‘allergy’ arise, you then simply answer in relation to all of the allergies that you have.

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.

How to travel safe with a nut allergy

Keeping check of your food and medication

If the airline you are using offers food on your flight, don’t forget to check with the in-flight staff that what you are ordering does not contain nuts. A better idea would be to contact the airline before you leave and discuss your options.

Also, make sure you have your medication on you at all times; including your hand luggage during your flight. It may also be worth visiting your GP before you leave to get a prescription for extra medicine – in case one dose is lost. When you are travelling to a country that has a different national language, you may not be able to understand – or read – exactly what is in your food. Therefore, we advise that you stick to eating foods that you know are highly unlikely to contain nuts.

If you have a severe allergy to nuts, you also might want to consider the following precautions:

  • Inform your airline of your nut allergy so that they do not serve the food on board (particularly important if you’re allergic to the smell of nuts).
  • When travelling, always know where your nearest hospital is.
  • In case you become incapacitated, bring a letter from your doctor stating your allergy and your medical requirements.
  • Clean your seat so that your skin doesn’t come into contact with any nut particles that may have fallen on it.

Symptoms to be aware of

If you have previously had an allergic reaction to nuts, you will probably already know the symptoms to look out for. However, to confirm, it is worth seeking medical consultation, if you have –

  • Abdominal pain or cramps.
  • tchy skin or hives, which can appear as small spots or large welts.
  • Nausea or vomiting.

As in the severe cases of anaphylaxis symptoms can include impaired breathing, swelling in the throat, a sudden drop in blood pressure, pale skin or blue lips, and fainting or dizziness.

What Our Customers Say

I was insured with All Clear Travel on my previous visit to USA – they were efficient, sympathetic and informative when I phoned. The printout was received very quickly, and easy to follow. I did have an allergy whilst on holiday and for the first time had to have medical treatment in the local hospital. I was treated well and was able to complete my holiday with no further problems. Thank you. Barbara – Trustpilot.

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