There is one person with asthma in every five households - that's more than 5.2 million people in the UK alone, but just because asthma is a common condition, that does not mean it's automatically covered when it comes to travel insurance and it's certainly something you should mention to your insurance provider. Most insurers will ask if you have ever suffered from a respiratory condition on a lifelong basis and it could be easy to forget your mild asthma, especially if you haven't experienced symptoms for many years. However, it's vital that you declare this to your insurance provider to ensure you are fully covered in the event of a claim.
Providing you have declared your asthma during our medical screening process, we will make sure you get the help required in the unfortunate event that you lose your inhalers abroad or suffer a flare up and need to visit a doctor. Something as minor as perfume, paint fumes or allergies to animals can cause a serious reaction in some asthma suffers and our 24 hour emergency medical assistance team will be on hand to help with any necessary medical treatment.