Overactive thyroid travel insurance
For overactive thyroid patients, characteristic hyperactivity, nervousness and anxiety can mean it isn’t always easy to cope with all the excitement of a holiday. What’s more, if you have the condition as a result of Graves’ disease, you may be among the one in 20 people who have double vision or hypersensitivity to light, meaning bright, sunny destinations may need to be avoided if possible.
At Staysure we offer award winning services when it comes to insuring our customers for their pre-existing medical conditions. Getting a quote for overactive thyroid holiday insurance is quick and easy. Simply complete a quick medical screening process either online or over the phone on 0800 033 4902 – one of our travel insurance specialists will gladly help.
Why do I need travel insurance for an overactive thyroid?
If you get ill and have to cancel your holiday last minute or require medical treatment while abroad for a problem related hyperthyroidism having adequate travel insurance in place could save you thousands.
A Staysure Comprehensive policy covers you for medical emergencies and repatriation services of up to £10m. Your baggage is protected against loss, up to £2,000 and if you have to cancel your trip for medical reasons, you will get up to £5,000. These are just a few of the things you can get covered on your overactive thyroid travel insurance policy. In addition to situations covered as standard on your policy, you can also choose from a full range of optional add-ons to suit you and the type of holiday you are planning to take. Cancellation and curtailment cover is easy to add on to a Basic policy too, for a small extra fee.
We provide 24-hour emergency assistance should you need to arrange for medical attention or transport to a hospital and our trained team is on hand to help deal with all the arrangements you might need to make. They will even liaise with the doctors and medical staff on your behalf in a foreign language if necessary.
Although the European Medical Insurance Card (EHIC) is mandatory when taking out a Staysure travel insurance policy for travel to EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, this free card covers emergency medical treatment only – that is where the cover ends. Bear in mind also that state levels of cover vary from country to country and will often not be the same as what you are accustomed to in the UK. The costs of returning home and possibly arranging new flights and accommodation for your travelling companions due to your hospitalisation will be all yours if you don’t have hyperthyroidism travel insurance arranged alongside the EHIC.
Tips for travelling with an overactive thyroid
- Try to avoid hot countries if you won’t have the benefit of air conditioning all the time. The excessive heat your body already produces will be harder to deal with in high temperatures
- Take light, cotton clothes for comfort. This should avoid the need to pack a heavy suitcase of clothes to change into
- If you are taking beta-blockers and anxiolytics, make sure you bring plenty with you and keep them in your hand luggage to cover for any unexpected delays
- Allow plenty of time to get to the airport or your final destination. Delays are a fact of life but you wouldn’t want to spoil your holiday with the anxiety and hypertension that your hyperthyroidism may bring on from being late for a flight.
Overactive thyroid travel insurance
Get your overactive thyroid travel insurance quote by applying online, or by calling one of our team members on 0800 033 4902.