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Asthma travel insurance

There are as many types of insurance policy as there are health problems and fortunately Asthma travel insurance can normally be found at normally reasonable prices. Those who have Asthma in a mild form can find that some companies do not charge any additional loading at all, although premiums tend to rise the more significant the Asthma.

Asthma sufferers can find insurance whether they suffer from a mild or a more serious form of the condition. Asthma is triggered when a sufferer comes into contact with something that irritates their airways and causes the muscles around the walls of the airways to tighten. When travelling Asthma can be trickier to control as it can be more difficult to avoid situations that create the Asthma trigger.

Do I need to declare I am an Asthma sufferer?

We would not suggest travelling without adequate travel insurance for any pre existing medical condition - even when a condition is mild if an Asthma attack causes a more serious situation to develop you can face significant medical costs which may not be covered if your insurer considers the root cause was your Asthma. Medical costs abroad can be very expensive and without adequate insurance cover you can end up facing financial ruin if you suffer from a health-related problem while aboard.

We have listed some of the companies on the right which will cover your condition, including some who do not load premiums for mild sufferers (although this is dependent on other factors such as age and medical history).

Benefits of Asthma travel insurance

The main benefit of this type of insurance is that it allows travellers with Asthma to go abroad with peace of mind and without having to worry about extra medical costs in case something happens. With this service, Asthmatic holidaymakers are free to enjoy themselves as any other person on holiday does.

What are the requirements for Asthma travel insurance?

In order to make an accurate assessment of your risk, an insurance company will ask for your medical history in order to tailor the insurance to your specific case. Typical questions are the following:

Have you ever had a diagnosis made of chronic airways disease (eg chronic bronchitis or emphysema)?
How old were you when this diagnosis was made?
How many medicines do you take for your Asthma (count each inhaler as one medicine)?
Do you use nebulisers as part of routine maintenance of Asthma control?
How many hospital admissions have you had for your Asthma in the last year?
Have you been treated for Asthma in an intensive care unit in the last five years?
Can you always walk 200yds on the flat without becoming short of breath?
Have you ever been prescribed oxygen for use at home?
Have you ever been a smoker?

The price you pay for travel insurance with Asthmatic conditions can vary widely depending on the specific type or circumstances.

Tips for finding the best Asthma travel insurance

Something to bear in mind when looking for relevant travel insurance to cover a specific health condition is to remember that you should always tell the truth when making an application for insurance. If you do not reveal your full state of health and make a claim on your insurance at a later date, it could be invalid and you'd be left to cover full medical and repatriation costs back to the UK.

Where can I purchase Asthma travel insurance?

Asthma travel insurance can be purchased in many ways. You can even get a quote for pre-existing Asthma travel insurance or for Asthmatic people's travel insurance online or over the telephone. These days there are numerous platforms available, so purchasing travel insurance when in bad health can be solved within minutes.

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Asthma Travel insurance

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Travel Insurers who may be able to cover Asthma free for many travellers

avanti travel insurance
Cruise cover included free
Covers ages to 85 (75 for Annual policies)
5% off Travel Insurance policies using a voucher code - click for further information
Which Best Buy 2010 for travellers 65 to 69 and over 80
Asthma covered free for many mild sufferers

good to go travel insurance
Specialist insurance for medical conditions
No age limit on Single Trip Policies (AMT limit 65)
Covers wide range of pre existing medical conditions including Mental Health, Severe & Terminal Conditions
Asthma covered free for many mild sufferers

Standard Travel Insurers providing cover for Asthmatics

insure for you
Choice of cover options
Covers ages to 79 (74 for Annual policies)
Single trip policies to 122 days (30 days for over 70s)
Online screening for astmatic conditions

Columbus Direct
Travel insurance covering Asthma for ages to 99 (Single Trip online) or 74 (AMT)
Link for 2% off Single Trip policies
Link for 5% off Annual Multi Trip (AMT) policies
Optional cover for Natural Disasters incl. Volcanic Eruptions

Covers children travelling on own
Up to 12% off Travel Insurance policies using a voucher code - click for further information
Single trip and annual policies available up to 85 y.o.
Travel Insurance with simple screening for Asthmatics.

Specialist Insurers offering travel insurance for Asthma sufferers

All Clear Travel
No age limit on Single Trip Policies (Annual Multi Trip limit 65)
Can cover almost any form of Asthma, any age or any destination
Can cover those with very serious conditions
Can cover travelling companions

Staysure Insurance
Single Trip age limit 86, Annual 81 and Long Stay 76 years old
Over 220 pre existing medical conditions covered free
Travel Insurance for the over 50s with a medical condition
Long-stay policies, up to 550 days for under 65s

This information is based on journalistic investigation and research. It is not financial advice. Any information should be considered in regard to specific circumstances. Any suggestions followed up are done so at your own risk and your own research is key.

Any prices or features of policies were checked and correct as at 30th October 2012.