Mental Illness Travel Insurance

We all know that travel is meant to be enjoyable, but there is no doubt that the preparation, and actually reaching your destination, can be a stressful time. If you have a prior history of mental illness then travel stress, mood changes, anxiety and other mental health concerns may unexpectedly affect you and potentially disrupt your trip. Studies show that psychiatric emergencies are the leading cause for air evacuations along with injuries and cardiovascular disease.

When travelling abroad it can be difficult to access adequate emergency psychiatric care. While some countries are leading the way in mental healthcare and treatment, 30% of countries do not have a budget dedicated to mental health and 64% do not have any mental health legislation or it’s outdated.

It is important that if you are travelling with mental illness you make sure that you have the appropriate medical travel insurance, in case you need treatment while away. Insure Direct provides access to medical screening to determine the risk factor of providing cover for any traveller with mental illness'. This screening process covers mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia and is simple and fast.

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Travel insurance for depression and other mental illnesses

Insure Direct can offer access to specialists in providing travel insurance for depression, schizophrenia and other mental health conditions. We can provide cover for both mild and severe depression.

We recommend that you read the Policy Wording for full details of the current travel insurance for mental illness cover.

Tips for travelling with a mental illness

If you take prescribed medication, make sure you have a sufficient supply. In some countries, your prescription medication might be banned, unavailable or available under a different name. Keep your medication in your hand luggage, if possible, so that you have easy access to it.

  • Make sure that you declare any mental illness to your travel insurer.

  • If you have a fear of flying, consider attending a course beforehand.

  • Consider whether you want to go on holiday somewhere that specialises in providing recuperative breaks.

  • Try as much as possible to maintain your routines in terms of sleep, regular meal times, taking medication etc.

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