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Anaphylaxis Travel Insurance

Specialist travel insurance for allergies and anaphylaxis when travelling to Europe or worldwide

OK To Travel will give a donation to Anaphylaxis UK if you follow the quote button on this page, or use code AUK when you purchase travel insurance. If you speak with our team by telephone, please remember to mention Anaphylaxis UK.

Travel insurance for allergies and anaphylaxis


Anaphylaxis is a serious whole-body allergic reaction. It always requires an emergency response. An allergic reaction is usually considered to be anaphylaxis when it involves difficulty in breathing or affects the heart rhythm or blood pressure. Serious symptoms are often referred to as the ABC symptoms and can include any one or more of the following:


  • AIRWAY - swelling in the throat, tongue or upper airways (tightening of the throat, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing)
  • BREATHING - sudden onset wheezing, breathing difficulty, noisy breathing.
  • CIRCULATION - dizziness, feeling faint, sudden sleepiness, tiredness, confusion, pale clammy skin, loss of consciousness.


Other symptoms that might be present include:


  • a red raised rash (known as hives or urticaria) anywhere on the body
  • a tingling or itchy feeling in the mouth
  • swelling of lips, face or eyes
  • stomach pain or vomiting.


People at risk of anaphylaxis are often prescribed adrenaline auto-injectors, which can be used in an emergency to reverse the symptoms of anaphylaxis.


Anaphylaxis can occur when someone is exposed to something they are allergic to (known as an allergen). Common triggers include foods, medicines and insect stings. When arranging your travel insurance with OK To Travel, it is important to declare any allergies you have, as well as any episodes of anaphylaxis you've had in the past. This will ensure that you are covered under the policy for any complications due to anaphylaxis when travelling in Europe or further afield. If you are unsure of how to answer any of the medical screening questions on our website, you are welcome to call our medically aware team at our UK-based contact centre.


At OK To Travel, we understand that travelling with anaphylaxis can be worrying, especially when travelling can cause a change in routine and diet. We believe your condition should not prevent you from being able to get cover for anaphylaxis on your travel insurance at a fair price. Our policy offers cover for medical expenses relating to anaphylaxis up to £10,000,000. You are also covered if you need to cancel or cut a trip short due to anaphylaxis or complications as a result of your declared medical conditions.

OK To Travel has four levels of cover which can provide up to* 

£5,000 Cancellation


Cancellation cover up to £5,000 per person to recoup costs of unused travel and accommodation.

£10M Medical Expenses


Cover up to £10,000,000 per person if you require emergency medical treatment or repatriation.

£3,000 Baggage


Cover if your personal possessions are lost, stolen or damaged. 

£1,000 Gadget Cover


Cover against theft, accidental damage, breakdown and accidental loss of your gadgets.

£500 Missed Departure


Cover for travel and accommodation expenses required to reach your booked destination.

£50 Policy Excess


Policy excess as low as £50 with Premier Plus cover.

*Maximum amounts available per person, subject to the applicable policy excess.

A brighter future for people with serious allergies 


Anaphylaxis UK is the only UK-wide charity solely supporting people living with serious allergies. As a charity for over 25 years, we offer evidence-based information for individuals and their families, for businesses and for schools and other places of education.


OK To Travel will give a donation to Anaphylaxis UK if you follow the quote button on this page, or use code AUK when you purchase travel insurance. If you speak with our team by telephone, please remember to mention Anaphylaxis UK.


Anaphylaxis UK's mission is to create a safe environment for everyone with serious allergies by working with and educating the food industry, schools, pre-schools, colleges, health professionals and other key groups.


Anaphylaxis UK provides evidence-based information and resources to help empower individuals and families with knowledge they need to manage their serious allergies. Services include a national helpline, free allergy alerts, evidence-based PIF Tick accredited factsheets, podcasts and an AllergyWise® programme which offers a wide range of tailored courses for individuals, schools and professionals.


To find out more about Anaphylaxis UK, or to access support or information, please contact them directly:



Helpline: 01252 542029 or email

Office address: Anaphylaxis UK, 1 Alexandra Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6BU


Anaphylaxis UK is a UK registered charity in England and Wales Reg. No 1085527 in Scotland SC051390.


Anaphylaxis UK is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

Why are we the right choice?

All medical conditions considered


We'll endeavour to find you cover for any medical condition.

No age limits


Single Trip and Annual Multi-Trip cover for all ages.

Award-winning customer service


Our UK-based contact centre has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award.

Anaphylaxis frequently asked questions

Do I need to declare anaphylaxis on my travel insurance?

As anaphylaxis is something that can be triggered at any time, it is important to declare your allergy and provide as much information as you can about it. This ensures that you would be covered under the policy if there were any complications to do with anaphylaxis when travelling overseas.

Can I travel with anaphylaxis?