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Travelling with epilepsy needn't be stressful.
Book with Holiday Extras online, or via our friendly call centre team and quote WY922

Living with a condition like epilepsy should not hinder your chances of finding the most suitable holiday insurance to cater for your pre-existing medical condition.

How we can help you book epilepsy travel insurance

Booking online is quick and simple. Enter your details above - ensuring to declare any conditions and completion of our short online medical screening - to your quote. If you'd prefer to speak to someone, you can call our Kent-based call centre to speak to one of our friendly team. They'll be happy to take you through the booking process and provide any further information.

Can you fly after having a seizure?

While epilepsy is indeed a serious condition, you should not let this stifle your sense of adventure, and prevent you from living the life you want to live. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure a comfortable journey and reduce the likelihood of succumbing to a seizure during the flight.

You first step should be to request a detailed medical letter from your GP. This will be used to inform airline staff as to what to do, should you have a seizure during the flight, as well as provide justification for bringing medication above the usual fluid allowance.

Your doctor will also be able to advise how to adjust your schedule for taking medication so that you are in sync with the local time and don't miss a dose.

During the flight, make sure to drink plenty of fluids as dehydration can also trigger seizures.

Top tips for travelling with epilepsy

  • Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your holiday and ask for a note confirming your condition and treatment, including doses.
  • Epilepsy Action advises you to notify airline staff of your condition before takeoff so that they can react quickly if you have a seizure.
  • Changes in sleep patterns can cause seizures, so make sure you're well rested in your travels and take care when changing time zones. You'll also need to work out the best schedule for your medication.
  • Keep a bottle of water with you as dehydration can cause seizures.

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