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Anxiety Travel Insurance

Booking a holiday can be an exciting time but for those with anxiety it can also add to the stress levels they already feel. However, Direct Travel can take some of the stress away by offering policies that consider anxiety as a pre-existing condition, allowing you to have peace of mind in case you need to make a claim if something arises before or during your holiday relating to your anxiety.

Our policies offer several benefits including a 24-hour emergency telephone line in case you need medical help whilst you are on holiday. If you have travelled abroad then the operators will be able to liaise with hospital and medical staff and keep you and your family up to date with information as they are fluent in several different languages. We also offer cancellation cover in case you find that due to your anxiety you are unable to take your holiday, baggage cover, expenses such as ambulance and hospital admission costs and repatriation to the UK amongst others.

Our easy to use screening process can give you a quote within minutes. Whether you choose to purchase via our friendly UK based call centre or online, we can soon have you selecting a policy from a selection put together for your specific needs. We will need to ask you and the people you are travelling with a few discreet questions concerning your conditions, so please have to hand details about your diagnosis, any medication you have taken and are currently taking and any treatment you have received. Unfortunately, it is harder to arrange travel insurance if you are awaiting a diagnosis or treatment. You should also talk to your Doctor / Consultant before confirming travel plans. To provide peace of mind for patients, a policy which covers family members, and/or a carer may be suitable depending on your circumstances to ensure that everyone is covered appropriately.

Tips and advice for travelling with Anxiety

  • Always check with your Doctor before booking your holiday and ask for their advice
  • Research your destination and check that there are activities available you would like to pursue
  • Listen to music, especially if you are flying or read a book as this allows your brain to be distracted by other things
  • If you have an attack, let it run its course and try not to fight the symptoms
  • Remember to pack enough medication for all your trip and some extra in case of travel delays and/or lost/stolen luggage
  • Choose a travel companion who has a calming effect on you and can help ease your anxiety
  • If you are travelling to Europe, then it is essential that you carry an EHIC – European Health Insurance Card. You can apply for a free card by following the link