Lupus travel insurance

With an estimated 50,000 people in the UK are being treated for lupus, many of whom enjoy different destinations and pass times when they go on holiday, it is important to have policies to suit. At Staysure we believe that medical conditions should not be a barrier to you travelling wherever you wish and we consider all conditions with our quick and simple medical screening process.

Our friendly travel insurance specialists are here to help. They will ask you all the relevant questions about systemic or discoid lupus, depending on your diagnosis, and assess your current state of health. Get a quote in just minutes by clicking below. Alternatively, please call our travel insurance team on 0800 033 4902 who will be happy to help.

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Why do I need travel insurance for lupus?

Travel insurance for lupus is designed to give you access to 24 hour medical assistance, should the need arise. Medical treatment can be costly while you are on holiday so it is important to know you are covered should you need treatment. All our policies also cover you for loss of luggage and passports as standard as well as cover for cancellation, curtailment and trip interruption should you need to cancel or interrupt your trip unexpectedly.

Besides cover for medical emergency and repatriation, dental treatment and personal baggage, we also offer many additional cover options for all types of holidays, from ski equipment and piste closure to golf and other sporting equipment, as well as the loss of photographs, videos and even wedding rings.

Tips for travelling with lupus

  • Be realistic about your abilities and expectations on holiday. Instead of sticking to a strict agenda, be careful not to pack too much action into your days. Limit your activities, so that you can plan around how energetic you feel each day
  • Never underestimate the toll that being late has on your health and wellbeing. Give your trip plenty of time, making sure you leave your home or hotel with far more time than you need to allow for any unexpected delays
  • Don’t pack too much travelling into one day. It may help to take a later connecting flight or stay in a hotel en route and recharge before travelling onwards
  • If you are taking medications, bring them with you, plus extra supplies should you be delayed or lose any. Make a list of your medications and dosages, should they be needed in the unlikely event of an unforeseen, emergency situation
  • Make sure you have packed your medication in your hand luggage, keeping it easily accessible during your trip. Drugs, particularly steroids, often require a letter from your doctor stating the pharmaceutical names for them and confirming the medications are for your own use. Check with your carriers as to specific requirements
  • The National Health Service (NHS) advises all travellers to cover their holidays adequately, using their EHIC as additional cover to a private travel insurance policy
  • Keep your packing to a minimum. The more you have, the more you will need to carry and the more tired and stressed you could become
  • Give yourself plenty of time to pack to avoid the stress of last minute arrangements and errands. Ideally, allow yourself a day before and a day after travel in order to recover. You could also find that an extra day resting from your trip before resuming normal activities will be very welcome.

Common questions about lupus travel insurance

  • Do you offer travel insurance for all types of lupus?

    We consider all medical conditions for travel insurance, including cover for lupus (SLE), lupus anticoagulant, lupus nephritis, discoid lupus, discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus. As is the case for all medical conditions, our underwriter will have to be willing to cover your particular condition.
  • Do I need to undergo medical screening before you can offer me travel insurance?

    Yes, this is an easy process you can complete online in just minutes. Simply answer a few questions to receive an instant quote. Alternatively, call our travel insurance team on 0800 033 4902 who will be happy to help.
  • I have kidney problems related to my lupus. Can you cover me if I need emergency hospital treatment while I am on holiday?

    Yes, our policies will cover you for medical emergencies. This is providing all relevant medical questions have been answered to the best of your knowledge, the underwriter has accepted cover and the additional premium has been paid. You must have also been declared to fit travel by your doctor before your go away.
  • I had a heart attack 3 years ago. Do I also need to declare this when I apply for my travel insurance quote?

    Yes, in addition to lupus, please notify us of any heart condition or related illness you have ever had. These need to be taken into account when we calculate a quotation to fully protect your interests while you are on holiday.
  • If I have a flare up while on my holiday can you offer instant treatment if necessary?

    Yes, you will need to contact the 24 hour emergency medical line and they will advise you of a suitable nearby doctor where treatment can be offered if necessary.

    In order to get this service, you will have to have answered all relevant medical questions to the best of your knowledge. The underwriter will have to have accepted cover and your additional premium will have to have been paid. You must also have been declared fit to travel by your doctor.

Lupus Travel Insurance

Apply for your lupus travel insurance quote online or call our team on 0800 033 4902.

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