How to find travel insurance
Medical Travel Compared makes it easy to find travel insurance to cover pre-existing medical conditions including strokes, mini strokes or TIAs.
Being able to enjoy a holiday abroad is considered a necessity rather than a luxury by many of us these days, which means that being able to enjoy a holiday abroad is also important to stroke survivors and their families.
If a stroke has left you or a member of your family with reduced mobility booking a holiday abroad can definitely be a challenge, but it should be manageable. Airports and airlines are required under EU law to provide you with a certain level of assistance to enable you to complete your journey as comfortably as possible.
Another very important aspect of taking a holiday abroad after surviving a stroke is getting the right travel insurance cover. As with any other pre-existing medical condition it is important to declare that you have had a stroke to your travel insurance provider, this will ensure that you are properly covered for emergency medical treatment whilst you are away and cancellation cover before you go.
Medical Travel Compared can help you compare travel insurance to cover your stroke quickly and easily. You simply need to declare to us that you have had a stroke and answer a short series of multiple choice questions to be presented with a selection of travel insurance quotes from our panel of specialist providers. It will only take a few minutes and you won't need a doctor's certificate to get travel insurance cover for your stroke.
If the stroke has resulted in you needing walking sticks, a frame or wheel chair to get around, look out for a travel insurance policy which includes cover for the loss, theft or damage of mobility aids.
Act FAST: 4 symptoms of a stroke
If you suspect someone has suffered symptoms of a stroke remember to act FAST and perform the following tests:
- FACIAL weakness: Can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
- ARM weakness: Can the person raise both arms?
- SPEECH problems: Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
- TIME to call 999.
If a person fails any one of these tests get help immediately by dialling 999 or 112 if you are on holiday within the EU.