Finding TIA travel insurance
TIA stands for an ‘transient ischaemic attack’ – or in other words a mini-stroke. Each year 46,000 people in the UK have a TIA for the first time. It’s a vital warning sign: with 40% of people who’ve had a TIA going onto to have a stroke. This is why it’s important to make sure that you are fully covered if you’re going on holiday after having a TIA. AllClear are the experts in providing specialist travel insurance for those with pre-existing medical conditions – including TIA travel insurance. This means that if you do require emergency medical treatment on holiday, you have the support of a medical emergency assistance team 24 hour a day – days a week – no matter where you are.
But do you really need travel insurance for a TIA?
With specialist travel insurance for a TIA, you will be covered up to £15million if you have a stroke or need any other emergency medical care while you are away. If you need to cut short your trip after it’s begun you are also covered for Curtailment and being repatriated to the UK, as are any other travelling members that are insured from the same policy provider.
What’s more, if you become unwell after buying your policy, and are unable to go on your holiday, that’s what our Cancellation cover is there for.
The key benefits you can get
- 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.
Frequently asked questions
You take blood thinning medication, will you be covered if you lose it?
Yes you will. All of our policies will cover you for loss of medication.
You have an EHIC card, do you need any extra cover?
Although the card does entitle you to reciprocal health treatment in EU countries, it will not cover for the costs of cancelling your holiday or returning home early. Also, while you are entitled to the same healthcare as local residents, the treatment may not be up to the standard provided in the UK. Of course if you’re travelling outside of the UK, specialist travel insurance becomes even more vital.
You have had several strokes, can you still get cover?
Yes, we have covered many travellers who have had multiple strokes and mini-strokes.
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Making sure you are fit-to-travel
Before departing on your holiday, it is important that you get clearance from your doctor that you are fit-to-travel. Many airlines advise you not to fly in the 10 days following a TIA – or 3 weeks after a stroke. Nevertheless, your first point of contact to establish that you are fit-to-travel should always be your doctor. As long as your doctor has confirmed you are fit-to-travel, we can offer you a quote.
Useful tips for when you’re travelling after a TIA
- The air pressure inside of a plane is lower than we breathe on ground level, which results in less oxygen being carried in your bloodstream. Your doctor will be aware of this fact, but be sure to let them know you will be flying – in case you need any oxygen to be provided during your flight.
- After having a TIA, you are at greater risk of developing a clot in the leg. Make sure you keep active on a flight to prevent clots. Including standing up every 30 minutes or taking a walk along the plane. In addition, it may be worth buying compression socks to wear during your flight.
- Consider booking seats with extra leg-room to make your journey as comfortable as possible. Or even arrange priority boarding. The aim is to make your trip stress-free – you deserve it!
The insurance offered was perfect for us following my husband’s stroke.The price was reasonable and I could be included as a travelling companion so I would be covered for cancellation due to my husband’s medical conditions,which my insurance company would not cover. Geoffrey – Trustpilot