Travel insurance for anxiety
Feeling anxious at times is a very normal part of everyday life, but generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), which can impact people’s lives more seriously, now affects about 5% of the UK population and is prevalent among women. If you live with anxiety, there is no reason not to embark on a holiday, and in fact, a holiday may prove to be liberating and relaxing, alleviating some of the distress caused by daily life and work.
Our travel insurance specialists will gladly answer any queries you may have and steer you in the right direction to get the travel cover you really need. Talk to us on 0800 033 4902 or get a quote online with our simple medical screening process.
Why do I need travel insurance for anxiety?
Anxiety is not helped by encountering problems however unlikely they may be, so buying an appropriate travel insurance policy before your holiday will allow you to relax in the knowledge that you’re covered should anything go wrong.
Finding travel insurance can be a bit of a challenge if you have anxiety, however at Staysure we consider all pre-existing medical conditions and can provide policies that will cover you for any medical emergencies abroad.
Tips for travelling with anxiety
Anxiety can foster feelings of insecurity when you’re away from your home environment and keep you from travelling. There are however, some steps that you can take to manage the symptoms of your anxiety to allow you to enjoy a trip to the full:
- If you’re seeing a doctor or therapist about your anxiety, ask their advice before booking a trip
- Be prepared: remove the stress from your travels by pre-planning your entire journey in detail
- In the weeks coming up to your travels, practice some coping mechanisms, such as deep-breathing or other relaxation techniques to help you deal with a possible anxiety attack
- If you have a panic attack, try not to fight the symptoms but allow them to run their course instead, as resistance could only make matters worse. They should heighten for a minute or two and then taper off gradually
- Create distractions – bring a good book or magazine along on your travels to take your mind off your symptoms
- Bring a travel buddy with you such as a trusted friend or family member whom you feel comfortable with along on your travels. They may be able to help ease panic attacks or make you feel more secure travelling
- If you are taking any medication for your anxiety, make sure to bring enough to last you your whole trip, and some extra in case you are delayed.
Travel Insurance Anxiety
Get a travel insurance quote that covers anxiety online or call our travel insurance team on 0800 033 4902.