About this group
Asthma is a common condition, affecting 5.4 million people (1.1 million of which are children) in the UK alone.
But if your doctor has cleared you to travel, there is no reason you should miss out on a relaxing, life enhancing holiday, simply because you are asthmatic. One thing that can get in the way of your travel plans is the cost of the insurance. Many companies increase their premiums substantially for people with existing medical conditions, including asthma, even if the condition is under control.
While you shouldn’t let your asthma get in your way, certain precautions are advisable, particularly if you are travelling to high altitude locations, on long-distance flights or to a destination with extreme weather patterns. It is also recommended to get as much information about your destination as you can (such as stairs at the hotel, pollution levels, food options and the location of the nearest hospital) and make sure you have a good supply of inhalers and medication.
More information can be found on the Asthma UK website.
Join this group to get an affordable and instant travel insurance quote. And if you take out a policy our insurance partner will donate 15% of your premium to Asthma UK to support its work offering advice to suffers and funding research to help cure the condition.