Travel Insurance for DVT | Staysure™

Getting the right travel insurance when you have had a DVT

With the right travel insurance in place when you have had a DVT (deep vein thrombosis), you can go away knowing that if the worst happens, you’ve got our support.

Getting a tailored policy to suit your individual needs is our priority and where we can offer cover, we will. This might be one of the reasons we were voted the nation’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider for 2018.*

You can get your tailored quote for for DVT online today, or talk to a helpful member of our team on 0800 033 4902.

Is DVT a pre-existing medical condition?

DVT is considered a pre-existing medical condition, and it’s important that you’re properly covered for it when you’re travelling. That way, if something goes wrong at the time you’re meant to be enjoying yourself, you’ve got that needed support.

After all, things go wrong when you’re away more often than you might have realised. In 2017, 1 in 20 people claimed on their travel insurance.** It’s not uncommon.

These problems can vary from lost luggage, a stolen passport or needing emergency medical treatment.

So, is it really worth the risk?

We can’t guarantee that nothing will go wrong on your holiday – but we can cushion you from the costs and the worry if it does.

How do I declare DVT on my travel insurance?

Before we can cover you for DVT, we’ll first need you to complete our medical screening. Don’t worry, the process isn’t a long-winded exam but instead a selection of multiple choice questions designed for us to understand how DVT affects you. That way, we can tailor your policy to meet your needs.

The types of questions you can expect for DVT include:

    • Did you also have any clots in your lungs?
    • Are you still taking anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medication for THIS condition?
    • How many times have you had a thrombosis (clot)?
    • Do you have a blood disorder which makes your blood more likely to clot?

What does our travel insurance cover?

Basic Comprehensive
  • Medical emergencies and repatriation up to £5m
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £500 with optional upgrade to £3,000
  • Baggage claims up to £300
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £250
  • Excess £85 – £100
  • Unlimited medical emergency and repatriation cover
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £5,000 up to £15,000
  • Baggage loss up to £2,500
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £500
  • Legal protection cover of up to £25,000
  • Excess £65

Can I fly with deep vein thrombosis?

Yes, you should be able to fly when you have had a DVT, but you will have a higher risk of developing a blood clot. This is because sitting still during a long flight can lead to slow blood flow in your veins.***

It’s always best to get the all-clear from your doctor that you’re fit to travel beforehand. In fact, we’ll need to know this before we can offer you cover. Your doctor may tell you to make sure you walk around as much as possible during your travel, and to wear compression socks. It’s always worth speaking with a medical professional as they’ll be able to tailor the advice to your medical history.

It may be useful to let your airline know of your medical situation beforehand, and book an aisle seat on the plane for you to be able to have walking breaks.

Get your travel insurance to cover your DVT today

Talk to us today on 0800 033 4902. Or, you can get a quote online in just a few minutes below.

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*Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2017 & 2018, based on the biggest survey of financial consumers in Britain.
**5.04% of people claimed on their Annual Travel Insurance Policy in 2017.
***Fittotravel.nhs.uk