Travel insurance after a stroke or TIA

We understand that insuring a medical condition can be a bit frustrating, and with around 100,000 people suffering from strokes every year in the UK, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get travel insurance. So, if you or someone you care for has been affected by a stroke and are concerned about whether travel insurance will be able to cover you and your condition we may be able to help you, even if you’ve had trouble getting covered in the past.

A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), also called a mini-stroke, can affect your holiday plans as much as a stroke. Airlines have different policies on how long you should wait to fly after having a TIA or stroke, but most recommend waiting at least 10 days before getting on a plane for a TIA and 21 days if you’ve had a stroke.

Air travel is known to increase the chance of a stroke or pulmonary embolism. If you have an increased chance of suffering a stroke due to high blood pressure, remember to keep moving your legs regularly and wear flight socks on your journey.

One of the things that makes us stand out from the crowd is that we will consider all medical conditions, including strokes and TIAs! Simply contact us or get a quote online to go through our simple medical screening process.

What does stroke travel insurance cover?

If you have had a stroke or TIA, we’ll do our best to offer a policy that’s suited to your needs. Like all our policies, our travel insurance that covers you in the event of a stroke will include some great features as standard, including:

For more information on what’s covered with travel insurance for strokes and other medical conditions, have a read of our policy documents. If you have any other pre-existing medical conditions don’t worry, we will still consider you!

And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, why not get in touch with us; we’ll try and help.

Please note: ‘TIA travel insurance’ is a general term for one of our standard travel insurance policies including cover for other health conditions, which is subject to medical screening and may require an additional premium. We don’t offer specialist cover for this specific condition.


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