Fully comprehensive nut allergy travel insurance
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.
Key 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.
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.
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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.
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.