IMPORTANT NEWS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) COVER IS NOW AVAILABLE - We can confirm all of our policies now provide cover for Medical and other Expenses outside of the United Kingdom if you contract Coronavirus (COVID-19) whilst abroad. Some of our policies now also offer other additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) benefits. The policies that offer the additional cover are clearly marked where we display our prices along with the full terms and conditions. Further details of the cover can be found here. All our policies will only provide cover, if prior to your trip commencing, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has NOT advised against all (or all but essential) travel to your chosen destination. If you are travelling against advice outlined by the FCO https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice you will NOT be able to make a claim. Please ensure that your chosen destination is one that is permitted for non-essential travel. We can assist you via telephone Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your query is regarding a claim please click here for further details.
Willis-Ekbom disease also known as Ekbom's syndrome or restless leg syndrome is a relatively common condition of the nervous system that causes an overwhelming, irresistible urge to move the legs. It is not usually life-threatening at all but it can be very distressing and disrupt a person's daily activities in severe cases. For the majority of cases, there's no obvious cause of restless legs syndrome, though we do know it can run in families. Usually, treatment is only needed for severe cases and is about managing dopamine and iron but restless legs syndrome will usually disappear if it's possible to address an underlying cause. However, if the cause is unknown, the symptoms can sometimes get worse with time and severely affect the person's life this makes it important to include on your travel insurance if you want to have any medical coverage. Add your medical cover by declaring any and all of your pre-existing medical conditions on our system, including Willis-Ekbom disease and any related or underlying conditions. We try to make it as easy as possible, just search for Willis-Ekbom when asked to add conditions, then answer the related questions. Don't forget to add any other conditions you have. Then we should be able to provide a selection of travel insurance quotes that meet your needs. Please also remember that when travelling in Europe, it is important to make sure that you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Travel insurance policies that cover Restless Leg Syndrome will cover you if you have any complications relating to your ekbom's syndrome, any related or other added conditions, for the duration you are on your trip. While abroad you will have access to a 24-hour emergency medical assistance helpline, with operators fluent in many languages who should be able to speak to medical staff for you should you need. The medical expenses section of a policy also commonly covers additional expenses such as ambulance and hospital admission costs, and repatriation to the UK. You will also get the medical cancellation cover meaning that if you were deemed unable to travel before your holiday, for reasons relating to your restless leg syndrome, any linked conditions or any other declared pre-existing conditions, you would be entitled to make a claim.
Medical travel insurance has a simple screening process that makes it easy to compare travel insurance policies that can cover willis-ekbom disease along with any underlying condition or other medical conditions you might have. When applying for a quote we ask some questions about your trip that will include questions about your medical health. Afterwards, you will be able to add conditions, each condition has some of its own questions to answer such as any related conditions you may have, whether it has interfered with your activities or daily living and whether you have had any treatments or surgeries or are currently undertaking them. These answers allow us to assess your current health situation and should be able to provide you with travel insurance quotes that have the cover that you want and need.
For further information and advice on travelling with Willis-Ekbom disease, you may find the links at the below helpful.
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