Insurance & Travel
Please browse these pages for information on travel, life and car insurance, treatment abroad, airport security, driving and other issues that travel raises for people with heart rhythm disorders.
If you are still concerned about travelling, Arrhythmia Alliance will be happy to provide further advice and the address of implantable device centres in the area you are visiting if possible.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01789 867501 for more information.
Travel companies may try to increase your insurance premiums if you have a pre-existing medical condition or implantable device, it is suggested that you shop around if this happens. Below is a list of insurers we have found to be sympathetic to travellers who have a heat condition. Please note that inclusion on the list does not constitute approval from Arrhythmia Alliance.
Support Arrhythmia Alliance using these insurers who will make a donation to us for every policy purchased. Please quote 'Arrhythmia Alliance' on the phone or use the links provided:
Recommended by members
The following insurers have been recommended by members of Arrhythmia Alliance:
- Marks & Spencer
- The Post Office
- Saga Insurance / 0800 015 8055
- Paying too much / 0800 321 3458
Alternatively, please click here for a list of insurers who we have found sympathetic to travellers who have a heart condition.
Inclusion on this list does not constitute approval from A-A and any insurance provided is the responsibility of the individual concerned.
Want to hear the latest from the DVLA about driving with a heart rhythm disorder?
The DVLA rules and regulations are revised periodically and for the most up to date advice, it is best to refer to the DVLA website directly:
The ‘At a Glance’ booklet is available to download and provides the current medical standards of fitness to drive. As a heart rhythm patient, you should refer to chapter two of the document.
Download your ‘At a Glance’ booklet today to find out more.
Alternatively, please view the North Gloucester ICD support group website for a wealth of further information.
Prestige Keep Moving Car Insurance
Prestige Keep Moving have a specialist car insurance scheme provided by The A&A Group Ltd. Arrhythmia Alliance members can also benefit from a free MOT with Halfords when you renew your car insurance with them!
Please quote ‘Arrhythmia Alliance’ and Prestige will make a donation with every policy taken out & every renewal thereafter.
Life Cover for All specialise in finding Life Cover - throughout the UK, especially for those with medical conditions including arrhythmias.
Just because you may have a health problem, you still want to live life to the full and that includes taking advantage of the benefits that Life Insurance can provide.To receive a quote click here; or call 0330 119 0103 please remember to quote Arrhythmia Alliance and Life Cover for All will donate £100 to Arrhythmia Alliance per application
Disibility Rights Information
Disability Rights UK has been formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, Radar and National Centre for Independent Living on 1 January 2012. We aim to be the largest national pan-disability organisation led by disabled people.
Travel in Europe
In addition to travel insurance, all travellers within the European Economic Area are advised to apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). EHIC replaced the old E111 in 2006.
Your EHIC lets you get state healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. It will cover you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. It also covers you for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and for routine maternity care, as long as you're not going abroad to give birth.
The EHIC is valid in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries, including Switzerland. For more information, and to apply, visit the NHS pages on EHIC. To learn more what is covered in each country see the country-by-country guide.
Information regarding working abroad can be gained from HM Revenue and Customs on:
0191 225 481
For further information and to apply for an EHIC please click here