Varicose Veins Travel Insurance
Although they don’t cause serious health risks, varicose veins can bulge and be very uncomfortable, especially if you are visiting a hot country. About 30% of adults get them at some stage in their life, so Staysure is used to providing varicose veins holiday insurance for patients with varicose veins.
As award-winning specialists in pre-existing medical conditions cover, Staysure prides itself on considering everyone for holiday insurance through our simple medical screening process, and this includes people with varicose veins. Get your varicose veins travel insurance quote by applying online, or by calling one of our travel insurance team on 0800 033 4902.
Why do I need travel insurance for varicose veins?
Travel insurance is a must if you are to be adequately covered for unwanted expenses and hassle should an unexpected emergency arise while you are in the UK or abroad. Staysure are experienced at getting you the assistance and cover you need to cope if things go unexpectedly wrong.
For the negligible cost of even the simplest of policies, not only are you covered for emergency medical treatment while you are away, Staysure covers you for much more: as standard, you will get cover for repatriation and baggage loss, as well as 24-hour assistance – all valuable additions which could ultimately save you thousands in unwanted costs.
What’s more, if you have purchased our Comprehensive policy or our Basics policy with the added cancellation and curtailment add-on, then you will be covered should a medical emergency prevent you from travelling. The free European Health Insurance Card should cover any emergency medical treatment in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein but it will not cover you for the missed flights or extra accommodation you may require due to hospitalisation abroad.
If you wish, our Comprehensive policies will also fly children home to the UK with a competent adult, if you end up in hospital. Just make sure you list all the members of your travelling party on your policy to ensure that everyone is covered in the event of a claim.
Needless to say, you will need to take out travel insurance for your varicose veins if you are visiting non-EU countries.
Tips for flying with varicose veins
- If you are travelling by air for more than four hours, you run a risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis where your blood stops moving and coagulates to form a clot. Reduced cabin pressure and high altitudes can sometimes cause poor circulation, so try to keep your legs active during the flight by stretching or getting up as often as possible, ideally at least every 30 minutes
- Get an aisle seat to avoid disrupting other passengers and give yourself as much space as possible to stretch
- On the other hand, try not to walk too much and rest often as excessive walking can cause your veins to ache, throb and even itch
- Drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated and avoid coffee, alcohol and smoking
- If you have recently had varicose vein surgery, your doctor may recommend that you wear compression stockings during the flight which help to improve blood circulation.
Varicose Veins Travel Insurance
Get your varicose veins travel insurance quote by applying online, or by calling one of our team on 0800 033 4902.