Medical costs abroad can be very expensive and without adequate insurance cover you can end up facing financial hardship if you suffer from a health-related problem while abroad. If you do not reveal your full state of health and then later make a claim on your insurance, it could be invalid and you'd be left to cover full medical and repatriation costs back to the UK.
There are numerous options to help you choose the right medical travel cover from those available in the market today. The good thing about travelling abroad when you are fully insured, but perhaps not in the best of health, is that you can relax and unwind while away knowing you are covered.
Firstly, check with your doctor. Aeroplane cabins are pressurised but typically to an effective altitude of about 8,000 feet, so the air is thinner putting more of a strain on your cardio-vascular system. This altitude should be quite safe for travel but with a potentially compromised cardio-vascular system, you should seek your doctor's approval. If you need to take medication with you it is worth carrying your doctor's letter and repeat prescription note with you too. That stops any problems with airport security if they think you are importing illegal drugs!
You do not normally need to inform the airline about your medical condition unless you need special arrangements on (or to get to) the plane but check with your doctor.
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.
The price you pay for blocked arteries travel insurance with medical conditions can vary widely depending on the specific type of illness or circumstances.
Blocked arteries travel insurance can be purchased in many ways. You can even get a quote for blocked arteries travel insurance online or over the telephone. These days there are numerous platforms available, so purchasing travel insurance when in bad health is a procedure that can be solved within minutes
Our panel of travel insurers can help those looking for travel insurance covering almost all types of blocked artery conditions including:
Peripheral Arterial Disease, PAD, Peripheral Vascular Disease, (PVD) atherosclerosis, carotid endarterectomy, limb ischaemia, intermittent claudication, ischaemic rest pain, Buerger's Disease, thromboangiitis obliterans, visceral arterial occlusive disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm.
This content was last reviewed on 20/12/2023