Travelling with epilepsy needn't be stressful. Book an epilepsy travel insurance policy with Holiday Extras online today.
Living with a condition like epilepsy should not hinder your chances of finding the most suitable travel insurance to cater for your pre-existing medical condition.
Why choose Holiday Extras for your epilepsy travel insurance?
Holiday Extras medical travel insurance is available on single trip and annual policies, in the UK, Europe and 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 epilepsy.
- - Over 25 years experience selling travel insurance.
- - Voted best insurance provider 12 years running.
- - Tailored policies to suit your personal requirements.
- - UK-based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
- - All medical conditions considered.
Compare epilepsy travel insurance cover levels:
|Emergency medical and repatriation expenses|
|Curtailment and loss of holiday|
|Passport and other documents|
|Baggage Delay (outward journey)|
|Legal costs and expenses|
|Scheduled airline failure|
|End supplier failure|
*Or as specified on your schedule
How do I declare my epilepsy?
To declare your epilepsy as a pre-existing medical condition, enter your travel details at the top of the page and you'll be taken through to our medical screening process. Be honest with the information you provide as this will help us to select the most suitable policy for your specific needs, and will be crucial if you need to make a claim. The information you provide will be treated with the utmost care and confidentiality.
Here are a few examples of the questions you may be asked:
- If awake, do you normally lose consciousness during a seizure?
- How many seizures causing loss of consciousness have you had in the last 4 weeks?
- How many seizures causing loss of consciousness have you had in the last 6 months?
- How many unplanned hospital admissions have you had for epilepsy/seizures in the last 12 months?
- How many different medicines do you take for your epilepsy/seizures?
- How long ago was your first seizure?
Travelling with epilepsy
There are a few things you may want to consider in preparation for you travel.
Make an appointment with your doctor
If you have pre-existing medical conditions, it's always worth to consulting with your GP or specialist before travelling. They will be able to give you professional advice regarding not only your medication, but day-to-day information when travelling. They will also be able to provide you with a note confirming your condition and treatment, including a list of your medications and their doses.
Take enough medication with you
It's advised to keep your medication in your hand luggage and in the original containers. The maximum allowance for tablets or liquids is 100ml. If you have a container which is larger than 100ml, you'll need to contact the the airline before you depart. A letter from your GP can help ease this process. Taking enough medication for the entire duration of your trip will also eliminate any potential issues that may arise trying to secure a prescription abroad. Be aware, that some drugs may not be available abroad, or may be named differently.
Do your research
Both the Epilepsy Society and Epilepsy Action are great resources for travelling with epilepsy, as well as the NHS, who provide invaluable information about living with epilepsy.
Be mindful of timezones
Anti-epileptic medication needs to be taken at regular intervals, so be sure to check up on the time difference on the country you're travelling to, to calculate when you'll need to take your medication.
Inform the airline of your epilepsy
Informing the airline of your epilepsy when booking your flight, so the cabin crew can accommodate accordingly to any specific needs you may have.
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.
Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited
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.