Why use our allergy travel insurance?
Allergies can often put a damper on your holiday fun, but at Staysure we believe they should not stop you from travelling no matter how severe your reactions are.
Our allergy travel insurance can cover a number of allergies with a quick medical screening process. It’s quick and easy to get a quote either online, or by calling one of our travel insurance specialists on 0800 033 4902 who will be glad to help.
Why do I need travel insurance for allergies?
No one likes to think of the worst happening but if you have an allergy attack or even an anaphylaxis attack, our allergy travel insurance will immediately get you to the nearest medical centre or hospital for urgent treatment – simply call our 24-hour emergency assistance team who will help out, even in a foreign language. Comprehensive policies also cover extra accommodation for your travelling companion if you need to stay overnight in a hospital far from your holiday accommodation; it flies your children home with a competent adult if necessary and, if medically advised, it flies you back to the UK early and gets you transported to your home. Yet again, don’t expect the EHIC to cover any of these expenses.
It’s often forgotten that travel insurance policies for pre-existing medical conditions do not provide medical insurance alone. They also cover repatriation, baggage, money, valuables and passports as standard on all policies. Comprehensive policies even include cancellation and curtailment up to £5,000, emergency dental treatment up to £400, additional accommodation and travelling costs up to £2,500 per trip.
Will a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) give me the insurance I need?
The free EHIC offers only the most basic treatment via various healthcare authorities in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. If you are travelling outside the EHIC countries, you’ll need to take out travel insurance to cover you for potentially thousands in international costs.
The EHIC won’t cover you for additional expenses should you need to stay in hospital and miss your flights home. Neither will it cover you for repatriation, loss or theft of personal belongings, cancellations and much more.
Tips for travelling with allergies
- Carry any adrenaline you use with you in your hand luggage, ready to cover an emergency attack
- Always have an emergency plan and find out where you could get emergency treatment fast if needed
- Bring a letter from your doctor stating your allergy and your medical requirements
- Wipe your seat down so that your skin doesn’t come into contact with any food particles that may have fallen on it and could cause an allergic reaction
- Avoid airline food as it may contain something you are allergic to. Be safe and take your own with you instead
- Be conscious of foreign food and inform restaurant staff of your allergies in no uncertain terms. It’s a good idea to carry with you a dietary note, explaining your restrictions in the language of the country you are visiting
- If you have allergies to pollen, remember to bring plenty of medication with you to cover for delays as well. If you are travelling with someone else, consider separating your medication across your bags just in case one gets lost
- If you are allergic to insects, as always avoid walking barefoot, and try not to drink from cans or bottles where insects might fly in. Don’t forget to wear insect repellent at all times.
Allergy Travel Insurance
Apply for your allergies travel insurance quote online, or by calling one of our travel insurance team members on 0800 033 4902 who will be glad to help.