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Heart attack travel insurance.

Cancellation cover

Up to £7,500 per person with our Deluxe policy.

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Getting the right cover to travel after a heart attack

Having a heart attack should not stop you from being able to travel as you wish if you buy good travel insurance.

Perhaps you are recovering from a recent heart attack and think that a holiday would do you the world of good.

We consider all medical conditions in our travel insurance, so you’re in the right place for getting great cover for your needs and peace of mind for when you travel.

Let’s get your travel insurance for heart attacks sorted! You can get a quote online or call us for free.


It's not just travel insurance, it's travel reassurance!

When you’ve got Avanti Travel Insurance, if something does go wrong - we'll always aim to put it right. Good to know, especially if you’re travelling with pre-existing health conditions.

That’s Travel Reassurance!

Do I need to declare my heart attack when getting travel insurance?

Yes, it is essential for you to declare a heart attack, along with any other pre-existing medical conditions you have, when getting travel insurance.

If you do not tell us about your medical conditions, we will be unable to cover you if you did make a claim for any treatment you received that’s related to these conditions during your holiday.

As expert providers of travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions, we appreciate that you may have other medical conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol. Or maybe you have an irregular heartbeat and have this under control with medication. This is why we have a medical screening process, so you can tell us about your medical conditions and how they affect your daily activities. By giving us as much detail about your medical conditions we can then build cover that suits your individual needs.

We want you to be able to travel stress-free knowing that you are covered for your heart attack. We respect your confidentiality and will only use the information you give us to make sure that your cover is right for you.

Cancellation and cutting your holiday short£1,000£5,000£7,500
Medical emergency and repatriation£5 million£10 millionUnlimited
Personal baggage£1,000£2,000£3,000
Missed departure-£1,000£1,500
Money and passport cover£300£500£600
Personal liability£2 million£2 million£2 million

What types of questions will I be asked about my heart attack?

So we can give you the fairest cover that meets your individual needs, we will need to ask you some of the following questions about the nature of your heart attack:

  • At any time before your most recent heart procedure have you suffered a heart attack?
  • Have you ever had any symptoms of angina (e.g. chest pain, chest tightness) since your last procedure?
  • Have you had a heart attack at any time after your most recent heart procedure?
  • Have you been advised to take medication for high blood pressure?
  • Have you ever had a heart bypass, an angioplasty or a coronary stent?
  • Have you ever been a smoker?
  • How many (if any) heart attacks have you had?

If you’re ready to answer these questions and get a travel insurance quote that covers your heart condition, you can get a quote online or call us for free.

What happens if I need treatment when I am abroad?

We hope that you won’t need to have any emergency treatment when you are on holiday, but if it does happen, try not to panic.

We have a 24-hour medical emergency helpline that you can call and speak to one of our team who can give you some peace of mind at your time of need. We can help with translating medical information to any hospital staff if needed, as well as offering advice on what you need to do next.

It might be that we can arrange for emergency transport home if needed, or, if they are able to provide you with healthcare in your destination country, we can help with rearranging your return flight when you are safe to travel.

We know that being in hospital is the last thing that you want on your holiday, so we will be on hand to support you, so you can focus on your recovery.

Is my heart attack covered by my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?

If you are planning a holiday to Europe, you will need to get an EHIC card as a condition of our travel insurance.

The EHIC is free and entitles you to free healthcare in most European countries when you use their state provided healthcare. Before you travel, it’s best to check that your destination is covered by EHIC, so that you can be prepared if you do need treatment for any of your medical conditions when you travel.

Your EHIC is not the same as having good travel insurance for your medical conditions and won’t cover you for things that go wrong, such as emergency transportation home. That’s where your travel insurance with pre-existing medical cover comes in. What your EHIC can do is reduce your medical costs where subsidised healthcare is available.

If you can use your EHIC to receive treatment and you have had to pay a subsidised fee for your healthcare abroad, we will remove the excess fee for your medical emergency claims.

Should my family be on the same policy as me if we are travelling together, even if they don’t have medical conditions?

As well as sometimes being cheaper to buy policies together as a family, there are some lesser known, but important, benefits of buying together.

The biggest benefit of buying together is knowing that you should all be covered for having to cancel if any of you have a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, as long as it’s within policy limits.

If you’d bought separate policies, then any other traveller is unlikely to be covered for having to cancel the holiday due to your medical emergency.

So getting cover together on the same policy gives you added protection and peace of mind.

I’ve already purchased heart attack cover; do I need to keep you updated if my medical conditions change?

Yes, it is essential for you to keep us updated if there are any changes to your medical conditions. Changes to the medication used to control your condition might seem like a minor thing but it’s something that we will need to know and include within your cover.

You will need to let us know about any new conditions before you travel on your policy in order to be fully covered for them.

You can update the medical conditions on your policy by speaking to our Customer Services Team, who will be happy to help you.

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