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Fear of Flying Travel Insurance

Aviophobia, also known as the fear of flying affects approximately up to 1 in 5 people. There are several things you can try to alleviate the symptoms, but it shouldn’t put you off having the holiday of a lifetime.

Making sure you are completely covered by your travel insurance will help to reduce your levels of anxiety and our policies offer many benefits to ensure you have peace of mind. Our cancellation cover protects you just in case due to your aviophobia you are unable to go on your holiday. Also, if the worst happens whilst you are on your holiday, then we have a 24-hour medical assistance telephone number that you can call, and they will be able to liaise with medical staff for you as they are fluent in many different languages. We will also cover baggage, expenses relating to ambulance and hospital costs and repatriation to the UK amongst others.

Tips and advice for travelling with Aviophobia

  • Where possible use non-stop flights as some people are more anxious during take-off and landing
  • Familiarise yourself with where the exits are
  • Fly on larger aircraft as they offer a higher chance of survival if an accident should occur
  • Attend a class or workshop which help overcome the fear of flying, they are generally run by airlines including British Airways and Virgin
  • Keep busy during your flight with games, crosswords, books and puzzles or listen to your favourite music
  • 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

Whether you are arranging your travel insurance over the phone or online, please remember to declare all pre-existing medical conditions, so we can get the right cover for you. We will need to ask you a few questions about your condition, so please have to hand information about your condition, any medication you 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.