Epilepsy affects different people in different ways, and it’s important that your travel insurance is tailored around your specific needs. Standard travel insurance tends to exclude cover for pre-existing medical conditions, and this can include epilepsy. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, you will need to disclose it when applying for travel insurance to ensure that you are protected for your trip. For travel in Europe, you should also ensure that you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
With a travel insurance policy covering epilepsy, in the event of a seizure or any other complications whilst on holiday you would be able to access a 24 hour emergency medical assistance line, with operators fluent in many languages who can speak to medical staff wherever you are. Expenses such as ambulance and hospital admission costs, and repatriation to the UK, also tend to be covered by the medical expenses section of a policy. Cancellation cover would mean that if you were deemed unfit to travel before your holiday, for reasons relating to complications of epilepsy, you would be entitled to make a claim. Please be aware that different insurers offer different levels of cover, and you should check the cover limits of the policy prior to purchase.
Our online medical screening makes it easy to compare travel insurance that covers epilepsy and any other pre-existing medical conditions at MedicalTravelInsurance.co.uk. When entering your details you will be asked some questions relevant to your condition, such as how many seizures you have had in the last few weeks or months, and any medications you are taking. The answers you provide will allow us to quickly assess your current health situation. It’s important that you also declare any related medical conditions or complications of your epilepsy, so that we are able to provide you with travel insurance quotes that will provide suitable cover.
For further information and advice on travelling with epilepsy, you may find the links at the below helpful.
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