Atrial Fibrillation Travel Insurance
If you have atrial fibrillation, you’ll already know that it’s a long-term heart condition. The irregular rhythm and abnormally fast heartbeat sometimes associated with this condition can make you feel dizzy, short of breath and fatigued. So, in an unfamiliar environment when you are on holiday, there is a chance you could require urgent, specialist medical attention and facing very high costs for emergency medical treatment. Therefore, it’s important to purchase comprehensive atrial fibrillation travel insurance so you know you’re fully covered.
Put travel insurance cover for atrial fibrillation at the top of your holiday preparation to-do list!
Will You Be Able to Get Travel Insurance With Atrial Fibrillation?
Standard travel insurance policies don’t offer cover for most pre-existing medical conditions. Therefore, you will need to make sure you purchase specialist travel insurance. It’s important that you don’t take the risk and travel overseas without travel insurance cover for atrial fibrillation.
Main Benefits of Cover
- All medical conditions considered
- 24-hour medical emergency helpline
- Up to unlimited medical emergency expenses cover
- Up to $1,000 “medical inconvenience” benefit for when you are in hospital as an in-patient
- No age limit on AllClear Gold and Gold Plus policies
- Cancellation cover up to unlimited costs
- Personal belongings cover of up to $7,000
We’re pleased to state all these figures are per person and per trip.
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Tips for Travelling With Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation is a long-term condition and you may already be aware of the things you need to consider when travelling. However, if you are feeling nervous about taking a trip overseas, or unsure of what you need to think about while planning your trip, these tips should help.
As long as your condition is stable and well-managed, there should be nothing stopping you from enjoying a well-deserved break.
It’s important that you don’t make plans to travel without the support of your doctor. Your doctor can reassure you and help you to arrange a healthy, safe and happy holiday.
- Discuss your holiday plans with your doctor or heart specialist before booking.
- Pack more medication than you need, in case of delays and unforeseen circumstances.
- Take your travel insurance documentation in your hand luggage for easy access to the details of your policy.
On the journey
Travelling to and from your destination can be the most stressful part of the trip, even before you factor in any medical conditions! Plan ahead with our atrial fibrillation travel tips for the journey:
- Dehydration can trigger atrial fibrillation symptoms. Stay hydrated by regularly drinking water or other non-alcoholic liquids, especially in warmer climates.
- You’re at higher risk of developing blood clots. Wear compression stockings on the flight, if advised by your doctor. Also, be sure to stretch your legs during long journeys by walking around at regular intervals.
- If you’re travelling through different time zones, make sure you know when you need to take your medicines.
- If you have an implant or pacemaker fitted, bear in mind that they can be affected by airport security machines. Tell airport staff in advance of passing through security and show them your device’s identification card.
While you’re there
Holidays are all about relaxing and trying new things. Talk to your doctor about any particular activities you plan to do in advance and bear in mind that you might have to adjust your behaviour to keep yourself healthy while you’re overseas.
- Changes to your diet can trigger symptoms, so sample new foods in moderation and try to stick to your usual diet and routine.
- Keep active by making time for gentle physical activity each day. Don’t overexert yourself.
- Keep a careful track of any changes to your usual symptoms. Be aware of chest pain and heart rhythms that feel different or go on longer than usual.
- Although it’s nice to be pampered, remember that it’s generally not recommended to use spa facilities such as saunas, and jacuzzis or steam rooms.
- Make sure you get enough sleep because being overtired can be another trigger for your symptoms.
We hope you have enjoyed AllClear’s travel tips!