About Bipolar Frequently Asked Questions Travel Insurance & Travelling abroad Are you thinking of travelling abroad? Similar to other severe illnesses, the only times you might be prohibited from travelling is if you are too ill to travel. If, for example, you're suffering from a manic or depressive episode (or have very recently had an episode) you are unlikely to be well enough to travel abroad. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have issued a guidance leaflet and a checklist that can help travellers better prepare for their journey and get help when abroad. Click here to find out more. Travel Insurance It sometimes can be difficult to purchase travel insurance from High Street insurers if you have a severe mental health condition. Understanding your insurance rights and shopping around to compare quotes can be a really good way of finding the right deal for you or your loved one.