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Travel Insurance with Lupus

We understand that finding a suitable travel insurance policy for lupus can sometimes be a little challenging, given the nature of the disorder and the fact that symptoms differ from person to person. For this reason, Holiday Extras' medical insurance team will endeavour to find the most suited policy for your travel needs.

How do I declare my condition?

Declaring your condition with Holiday Extras is a straight-forward process. Simply fill in the insurance quote form above and you will be transferred to the screening process for pre-existing medical conditions.

Screening for your lupus condition takes place online, though if you prefer, this can also be done via our UK based insurance team by calling our helpline.

Tips on travelling with Lupus

Though there are many aspects of travelling that could potentially cause problems for people with lupus, it is possible to anticipate these issues in advance and travel in relative comfort. Here are some tips you can follow to ease your experience when travelling, whether by train, car or plane:

  • Get enough sleep - Getting enough sleep before hand is very important, as often, being sleep-deprived can lead to the increased likelihood of joint pain and flare ups.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes, dress in layers - avoid clothes that restrict your movement like jeans, as this can get very uncomfortable on long journeys.
  • Get up and move regularly - if you are travelling long distances, be sure to get up and move around at regular intervals. People with lupus are more at a risk of developing blood clots, so regular movement is very important to prevent things like deep vein thrombosis.
  • When travelling by car, avoid the window - if you have no choice but to sit by the window, make sure you use a sun shade. It's easy to become overly exposed to sunlight when travelling in a car and this can contribute to a flare up. If you're sitting in the front seat, it's advisable to put on sun-screen as well.

Packing tips:

  • Prescription medications enough to last you the entire trip (this may involve refilling your prescriptions before you leave)
  • Compression socks - wearing these can help ward off blood clots in the legs and deep vein thrombosis.
  • Care kit: this should include things like aspirin for headaches, hand sanitiser to keep hands germ free, headphones to block out background noise, neck pillow and essentials oils to help you sleep
  • Emergency medical information, phone numbers, list of medications and allergies as well as your travel insurance information

Looking for information regarding a different condition?

Be sure to have a read up on our pre-existing conditions travel insurance.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register