Asthma travel insurance

If you have Asthma, book online today with Holiday Extras and travel with peace of mind. We want to help by making booking your travel insurance as stress-free as possible.

Holiday Extras' medical travel insurance is available on both single trip and annual policies. We offer comprehensive travel insurance whether you're travelling in the UK, to Europe or worldwide. Specific medical cover for cruises is also available. We cover the majority of pre-existing medical conditions and all conditions will be considered. This includes asthma.

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  • - Tailored policies to suit your personal requirements.
  • - UK-based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
  • - All medical conditions considered.

Declaring your pre-existing medical conditions

It's imperative that you declare any pre-existing medical conditions when booking your travel insurance. Failure to do so may invalidate your claim, should an incident pertaining to your medical condition occur while you're away.

To declare any medical conditions you may have, simply fill in the travel information at the top of this page and you'll be directed to our medical screening process. Follow the questions and answer honestly. This will help us to create the most suitable travel insurance policy for your own personal needs, and aid you should you need to make a claim. Rest assured, your information will be treated with the highest level of care and confidentiality.

Some of the questions you may be asked:

  • Have you ever had a diagnosis made of COPD (eg chronic bronchitis or emphysema)?
  • How many medicines are prescribed for your breathing condition (count each inhaler as one medicine)?
  • How many hospital admissions have you had for your breathing condition in the last year?
  • How short of breath do you get when you are walking on the flat?
  • Have you ever been prescribed oxygen other than when you are in hospital?
  • Have you ever been a smoker?
  • In the last year have you had a chest infection or an episode of pneumonia?
  • How many episodes have you had that required treatment with antibiotics in the last year?

Tips for travelling with asthma

Discuss your holiday plans with your GP

Your GP may have some advice relevant to your particular needs and can help review your personal asthma action plan. They can also provide you with medical confirmation of your condition to carry with you while on your trip.

Do your own personal research

The NHS and Asthma UK particularly, have useful sections on travelling with asthma.

Carry all your asthma medicines as hand luggage

Take a little extra in case of emergencies and bring a list of all your prescribed medicines. Your GP can provide you with a note confirming your condition, as well as any medications you are currently taking. Keep your medicines in their original packaging.

Contact the airport and your airline in advance

If you need special assistance or equipment during your flight, call the airline before you depart or mention any special requirements when you book your flight. For further information, My Lungs My Life have a great guide for flying with asthma.

Ensure your nebuliser is serviced if you have one

If you travel with a nebuliser, ensure it's been recently serviced. Additionally, don't forget a mains adaptor suitable for the country you're visiting.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

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Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.

The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.