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Over 70s travel insurance quotes

Over 70s travel insurance quotes

Your retirement is a chance to travel around the world, exploring countries you’ve never been to before or to revisit tried and tested favourites.

Over 70s travel insurance is designed to protect you wherever you choose to go. We can help you find the right travel insurance for your trip, wherever you plan to jet off to.

Patrick Ikhena
From the Travel team
minute read
posted 12 NOVEMBER 2019

Do travel insurance providers cover the over 70s?

Yes, but if you’re over 70 it can be more difficult to get travel insurance cover. However, there are providers that are more than happy to quote - just be aware that over 70s travel insurance usually costs more than a standard travel insurance.

But there is good news: travel insurance for the over 70s sometimes offers extra benefits that aren’t normally offered with standard travel insurance, such as additional emergency and medical cover.

This could come in handy as, for example, when a traveller suffered a stroke in the USA, it cost £768,000 to cover the medical costs (including £60,000 for an air ambulance back to the UK).

Make sure you check individual policy details as these can vary by provider.

Should I declare pre-existing medical conditions?

Yes. When comparing insurance providers, you’ll be asked a number of questions regarding your health. This is so they can determine what kind of cover you need. It’s important you declare any pre-existing medical conditions for example:

Don't worry if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or if you're currently taking any medication. There are travel insurance policies out there that have been specifically designed to cover travellers over the age of 70 with health conditions.

What over 70s travel insurance should I go for?

That depends on whether this is a one-trip holiday or whether you'll be making several trips in a year. If it’s a one-trip holiday, consider a single-trip policy when looking for your over 70s travel insurance. If you're planning on taking several trips in a year, then it could be worthwhile getting an annual policy as this has been designed to cover more excursions.

The next thing to think about is where you’re going:

This will also be asked when you’re comparing over 70s travel insurance online to make sure you get the right cover. Though this bit may seem straightforward, make sure to double-check before you book; some insurance providers will classify countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt or Turkey as ‘Europe’ and cover them under their European policies, whereas some don’t. Also, some policies cover North Africa, while others don't cover Spain.

What you don't want is end up buying a worldwide policy unnecessarily or not have the right travel cover in place.

You may also wish to get additional unexpected-event cover, which could protect you from strikes, civil unrest and volcanic ash clouds among other things.

Travelling to the EU? If so, remember to claim your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which ensures you get the same healthcare treatment as a local, as part of a reciprocal agreement. Although you’ll still need travel insurance as well.

How can I compare travel insurance for over 70s?

Use our travel insurance comparison service to take a look at over 70s travel insurance policies that we have available to you.

Simply enter your details – including any pre-existing medical conditions you have – and in just a few minutes you’ll have a selection to choose from.

It means you can start planning your trip with peace of mind. Compare travel insurance for over 70s in minutes and see if you can save.

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