Travel Insurance & Hypertension

Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is the chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure is included in the pre-existing medical conditions that we cover in your 1Cover policy.

When you book your travel insurance policy make sure you notify us of your condition so that you're automatically covered for any claim relating to this condition (provided you have not been hospitalised for the condition in the past 24 months and you do not have diabetes or heart problems).

Tips For Travelling With Hypertension

  • Planning is key to ensuring your condition is controlled while you're away from home.
  • Sort out your insurance when you book your holiday -this way if you have to cancel your plans before you even leave because of your condition you'll be covered.
  • Go to the doctor or pharmacy and stock up on any medication you need for the trip.
  • Sort out your insurance when you book your holiday -this way if you have to cancel your plans before you even leave because of your condition you'll be covered.
  • Ask your doctor to write a letter detailing your condition that you can take with you.
  • Staying seated for prolonged periods may increase the risk of developing blood clots and leg swelling. Stand up and stretch at least every two hours. If travelling by car, frequent stops along the way is a good idea. Exercises to contract the leg muscles even while seated may be helpful to reduce risk of clot formation. Wearing support stockings during long flights may also reduce risk, and prevent uncomfortable swelling.
  • It's best to keep your medicines close at hand like in your hand luggage in case your luggage is lost/stolen or there are delays.
  • If you're travelling to a new time zone you'll need to adjust the time you take your medication. Check with your doctor.
  • It's best to keep your medicines close at hand like in your hand luggage in case your luggage is lost/stolen or there are delays.
  • If travelling by plane reserve your seat and print out our boarding pass in advance if possible. This helps maximize your chance of getting a seat with good leg room and eases the stress of check-in. Be sure to check in well ahead of time.
  • Don't underestimate the strain of travel .Go easy on yourself and let travel buddies help you out like carrying bags, using wheelchairs or arranging gate-to-gate transportation at airports.
  • Tell anyone you're travelling with about your condition and the plan for when you experience symptoms.

Learn More About What's Covered With 1Cover

Overseas Medical AssistanceOverseas Medical Assistance

Our 24/7 emergency medical hotline is there to assist you whenever you need. 

Family InsuranceFamily Emergency

Our policies are designed with your family in mind

Theft Of CashTheft Of Cash

We provide cover for theft of cash and travellers cheques. 

Overseas Emergency Medical ExpensesOverseas Emergency Medical Expenses

We'll reimburse reasonable medical or hospital expenses. 

 

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