Travel insurance myth 3: I don't need to declare my medical condition, it's controlled by medication
Watch our video to find out why you need to declare all of your medical conditions when you buy travel insurance, even those which are controlled by medication such as high blood pressure.
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More travel insurance myths busted
- Travel insurance myth 1: Annual cover will save you money
- Travel insurance myth 2: Travel insurance is more expensive the further away you travel
- Travel insurance myth 3: I don't need to declare my medical condition
- Travel insurance myth 4: I don't need travel insurance, I have an EHIC/GHIC
- Travel insurance myth 5: Travel insurance should not cost more than my holiday
Travel insurance myth 3: I don't need to declare my condition, it's controlled by medication: The transcript
If you want to find out why its so important to declare all medical conditions when you buy travel insurance, but don't want to, or can't watch the video we have reproduced the transcript below
Myth: My condition is controlled by medication so I don't need to declare it
If you are taking medication to control a medical condition it is very important to declare it when you buy travel insurance.
It's easy to think that if a medical condition, such as high blood pressure, is controlled by medication you don't need to declare it to your travel insurer - after all, your blood pressure isn't high anymore!
But this is not the case.
Buying travel insurance is a bit like buying medical insurance for when you're abroad, which means that your insurer needs to have an accurate picture of your medical history before providing cover.
To be fully covered by your travel insurance in the event that you require emergency medical treatment abroad you must have declared all of your existing medical conditions.
Remember, medical treatment in other countries can be very expensive. If you are uninsured, or not properly insured, medical bills can quickly amount to £1000s of pounds.
What you need to declare can vary between insurers, so it is important to read everything carefully and answer all questions honestly and accurately.
In many cases you will be asked to declare any medical condition for which you have seen a medical professional, received treatment or taken medication in the last 2 years.