Travel Insurance with an Underactive Thyroid | Staysure™

Do I have to declare underactive thyroid on my travel insurance?

Living with an underactive thyroid (otherwise known as hypothyroidism) is considered a pre-existing medical condition, so it‘s important you declare it on your travel insurance.

Having proper cover in place for your travels can give you the peace of mind so you can sit back and relax on holiday knowing everything is taken care of.

When living with an underactive thyroid, it’s important you declare it and any other pre-existing medical conditions you may have on your travel insurance. That way, if the worst happens, you’ve got our support.

Things go wrong when you’re away more often than you might’ve realised, with 1 in 20 people claiming on their travel insurance in 2017.*

From a stolen passport, misplaced luggage or flight delays, to needing medical assistance in an emergency, having proper cover in place can not only save you the worry, but the strain on your life savings too.

Isn’t it worth doing right?

How do I declare my underactive thyroid on my travel insurance?

For us to be able to offer you a tailored quote, we’ll first need you to complete our medical screening process.

The medical screening is a straightforward, multiple choice questionnaire designed for us to get to know how your underactive thyroid, and any other pre-existing medical conditions, affect you personally. That way, we can tailor your travel insurance policy to suit your needs.

Please know that the medical screening is strictly confidential. It’s important the answers you provide about your underactive thyroid, and any other pre-existing medical condition you may have, are as accurate and thorough as possible. Failure to disclose any necessary information about your medical history will affect the validity of your policy, should you need to claim later down the line.

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

What questions will I be asked during the medical screening, about my underactive thyroid?

The questions asked will of course vary depending on your personal medical circumstances, but the types of questions you can expect for an underactive thyroid include:

  • Have you required hospital treatment for this condition within the last 12 months?

Can I travel by plane with an underactive thyroid?

You should get the all-clear from your doctor that it’s safe for you to fly with your underactive thyroid, as it will vary depending on your medical history.

It’s always best to get the all-clear from your doctor that you’re fit to travel before your trip. In fact, we’ll need to know this before we can offer you cover.

Your doctor may advise you to walk around as much as possible during your travel. Long periods of sitting can increase the risk of blood clots, so try and avoid long periods of inactivity by booking an aisle seat on the plane for you to be able to have walking breaks.

Get your travel insurance when living with an underactive thyroid today

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*5.04% of people claimed on their Annual Travel Insurance Policy in 2017.