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Travel insurance for a child with heart conditions

Choosing the right destination for your holiday is important when it comes to travelling with a child who has a heart condition. You will have to factor in the temperature, transport, and distance between your accommodation and nearest hospital or heart clinic. With the right preparation, however, children with heart conditions can enjoy a family holiday.

The following guide will explain how:

Travel insurance if your child has a heart probelm

Heart conditions are incredibly serious and are a pre-existing condition that must be declared to any travel insurer. It is also irresponsible to travel without travel insurance and if you are travelling outside of the EU without a European Health Insurance Card, it can result in complete bankruptcy.

If your child has a heart condition, you will need to get special travel insurance for medical conditions on top of regular child travel insurance for your other children.

Although it can be scary to be away from your usual healthcare team, there are still ways to travel and see the world. You will want to bring the right amount of medication, carry phone numbers for your GP, and make a note of any emergency numbers. Travelling is important for all children, and giving your child the gift of a great trip can be critical to helping them feel normal, despite their advanced health conditions.

Can a child fly if they have a heart condition?

Although it can be scary to be away from your usual healthcare team, there are still ways to travel and see the world.

You will want to bring the right amount of medication, carry phone numbers for your GP, and make a note of any emergency numbers. Travelling is important for all children, and giving your child the gift of a great trip can be critical to helping them feel normal, despite their advanced health conditions.

Guidelines for flying with a heart condition

There are a few guidelines you must follow if travelling with a heart condition. These include:

  • Bringing a list of certified medications you need for security and customs
  • Accommodating your medications (bring a cooler if necessary)
  • Carrying all medication with you
  • Notifying security if your child has a pacemaker. Full body scanners do not harm pacemakers
  • Asking for hand searches if necessary. Do not allow metal detectors near a pacemaker.