Underactive thyroid travel insurance
If you are diagnosed with an underactive thyroid (otherwise known as hypothyroidism), you won’t be alone – around 15 in every 1,000 women and one in every 1,000 men in the UK have hypothyroidism. Taking that on board, purchasing travel insurance will put your mind at ease should the unexpected happen. It could not be simpler – at Staysure, we consider cover for all pre-existing medical conditions and our simple medical screening process can provide you with a quote in a matter of minutes.
An underactive thyroid should not stop you from enjoying the finer things in life, such as travelling abroad and enjoying a well-earned holiday in a dream destination. Why not get an online quote here, or contact one of our travel insurance specialists on 0800 033 4902 who will gladly discuss your needs.
Why do I need underactive thyroid travel insurance?
A good question. Holiday insurance for an underactive thyroid will give you access to 24 hour medical assistance in case of an emergency. Of course, the last thing you want to think about is falling ill on holiday, but knowing that you will be well-looked after abroad if it happens means that you can enjoy your break without worrying needlessly.
This is important with hypothyroidism as the condition is controlled by medication, meaning problems can arise should your tablets go missing for example. By taking out travel insurance for your hypothyroidism, you will be covered if something goes wrong, plus you will have access to a 24 hour medical emergency helpline in English.
It’s worth noting that all of our policies contain cover for the loss of luggage and passports as standard. We have a team of friendly travel insurance specialists at the ready to answer any thyroid related insurance concerns.
Tips for travelling with an underactive thyroid
- Before booking any holiday, it’s advisable to speak to your GP first, where you can raise any health concerns and they can declare you fit to travel
- If you’re travelling abroad, make sure you have enough medication for the duration of your holiday and keep it with you at all times – although the right policy will help you replace lost or stolen medications, it can mean time and hassle waiting for replacements
- It’s also a good idea to bring extra medication with you just in case you are delayed or lose any. Make a list of your medications and dosages, in the unlikely event of an unforeseen, emergency situation which may require you get more or tell a doctor what you are taking
- If your thyroid condition makes you prone to getting tired, book an extra day off work either side of your holiday to allow for the extra rest you may need
- Give yourself plenty of time to pack to reduce the chances of getting tired out by last minute packing and errands
- The National Health Service (NHS) advises all travellers to cover their holidays adequately with a private travel insurance policy, using their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as additional cover only.
Hypothyroidism Travel Insurance
Apply for a quote online in a matter of minutes or call our travel insurance specialists on 0800 033 4902.