Affordable, Quality cover – with our COPD Travel Insurance
COPD Travel Insurance – Key Features:
All medical conditions considered
24-hour medical emergency helpline
Unlimited medical expenses on Deluxe policies
Up to £1,000 Medical Inconvenience Benefit
COPD Travel Insurance
COPD is one of the most common respiratory conditions. Around 3 million people in the UK have it, so at Avanti we’re very familiar with this condition among our customers. And you’ll be pleased to know it’s one of many pre-existing medical conditions we can offer cover for.
So if you have COPD, we can help you find the right holiday insurance. We’ll provide a policy that meets your individual medical needs and is tailored to any other additional requirements you may have for your trip. And it needn’t be expensive.
Young people in their 50s, 60s and even over 80s regularly recommend us to their friends and family. That’s because they know about the great value and first rate service we provide for people with medical conditions, meaning that they can travel feeling safe and secure.
So wherever you’re going on holiday, you can go ahead with our COPD Avanti Travel Insurance.
You can call us now on 0800 888 6195, or get an easy online quote.
What is COPD?
COPD is an umbrella term for various lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, all of which are mainly caused by smoking. Symptoms such as tightness of the chest, wheeziness and shortness of breath can be treated with medicines such as inhalers and, in more severe cases, surgery.
But if treated, and with the right precautions there is no reason why COPD should stop you from travelling.
Avanti Travel Insurance can provide low cost travel insurance for people with COPD and most other medical conditions, subject to terms and conditions.
So that we can cover you properly for your individual circumstances, it’s important that you declare all your past and present medical conditions. You can call our friendly, experienced team at our UK-based centre, and they’ll talk you through the process. Or if you’re more digitally-minded, you can do it online.
Either way, with Avanti Travel Insurance great value COPD cover for your fantastic trip is just a few minutes away.
Travel tips for COPD
It’s always exciting to contemplate your holiday – whether you’re trying something a bit daring or just getting away from the old routine to somewhere easy and relaxing. But the thought of taking a trip with COPD may seem stressful. It’s still perfectly do-able – it just takes a bit of planning. Here are some tips:
Speak to your doctor..You should always do this if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Ask them whether you are fit enough to travel with COPD. There may be some additional tests they want to carry out.
Stay on the level.. When you have a lung condition, a warm climate with salty air may be preferable – the Mediterranean sea, for example. Mountains may be lovely, but higher altitudes mean lower oxygen, and that can make breathing difficulties worse when you have COPD.
Keep it mild.. A moderate temperature is a very good idea. Extremes of hot and cold weather can affect your feelings of breathlessness and might lead to a flare-up of your condition
Pace yourself.. Think in advance about how far you can walk, how many stairs you think you can manage, how accessible the toilets will be and what transport you can use. And if you’ve got a carer with you, you won’t want to wear them out either.
Check with your travel company.. Depending how you’re travelling, it’s best to check with your travel company about any rules, regulations or other procedures they have. This is especially the case if you’re travelling with COPD using oxygen.
Check before you fly.. Contact your airline a few weeks ahead of your departure date, and ask about its policies on oxygen. Most airlines will ask you to bring a letter from your doctor, a brief medical history and a current prescription for oxygen.
Don’t cut it fine.. If you use supplemental oxygen for your COPD, plan to bring more oxygen tanks and extra nasal cannulas than you think you’ll need. It’s far better to have more than you need than not enough.
Take someone special.. Make sure you bring your spouse, loved one or friend along with you for your journey. As well as being able to give practical help, they’ll know about your medical circumstances and needs if an emergency arises with your COPD. And just having someone who cares will set your mind at ease – meaning you can enjoy the holiday to the fullest.
Get proper travel cover for your COPD.. That’s where we come back in. We can help make your holiday happen, so why not talk to Avanti Travel Insurance today?
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