Travel Insurance over 70

older people insuranceFinding travel insurance for older people. As recently was reported on the home page of solo travel more and more older people are tavelling solo these days. Issues older travelers face is getting suitable travel insurance that will cover their age group and needs. Travel insurance providers below are mainly for travellers from the UK. If you are looking for travel insurance for the over 70s year old and from the USA then visit travel insurance seniors.

List updated for UK customers


Travel Insurance for the Over 60s

Travel Insurance for Medical (no age limits)
Optional Independent Traveller Insurance to provide cover when individual elements of a trip are booked separately, rather than as part of a package. This enhancement also provides cover for flights cancelled or delayed as a result of travel disruption caused by a volcano.
- No wardrobe worries - up to £2,500 for lost luggage

Quotes from- £29.22 (Med Policy)

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Columbus travel Insurance Columbus Travel Insurance for 75s (up to 85 yrs)
Columbus provides UK cover from the age of 70s up to 99 - One week in Europe starts from £11.53! When you book online you receive 10% off stratight away and everyone on your policy can be covered for Travel Delay, Trip Abandonment and Missed Departure as a result of volcanic ash, all from just £8 per policy.
Quotes from £11.53

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JS travel Good to go Travel Insurance (NO AGE LIMITS)
Good to go there are no age limits at all their single trip travel insurance and some of the cost goes to charity. They are also good for pre existing conditions, their policies are designed to offer appropriate cover for people over 75 who are travelling with all types of pre existingmedical conditions from asthma through to heart disease and cancer. .
Quotes from £26.00

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Get GoingGet Going (up to 85 years)
Get going, as specialists in medical travel insurance, they understand the difficulties of finding the right medical travel insurance cover at the right price. When you have an existing medical condition, whether it is asthma, high blood pressure or something more serious like cancer, they can provide peace of mind and cover
Example Quote* - £29.34 (Get Going Single)

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just travel Just Travel Cover Seniors (NO AGE LIMITS)
Just travel cover have worked hard to develop over 80s travel insurance with cover for pre-existing medical conditions such as cancer, heart conditions, asthma and offers travel insurance with no age limit, suitable for travellers over 70.
Quotes from £19.20

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Endsleigh SAGA Travel Insurance Over 70 (NO AGE LIMITS)
Not only is Saga a Which? Recommended Provider of travel insurance but our policy, for the over 50s, also has a Defaqto 5 Star Rating, meaning it's one of the most comprehensive on the market.
Quotes from £25.00

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john lewis travel insurance John Lewis Travel Insurance (NO AGE LIMITS)
John Lewis is part of the John Lewis partnership and offers travel insurance up to the age of 85 and comprehensive medical cover too. John Lewis Travel Insurance provides a high level of cover as standard and you can add on additional cover for things like winter sports or business travel. And whether you choose John Lewis Single Trip or Annual Multi-trip cover
Quotes from £19.00

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avanti AVANTI Travel Insurance (NO AGE LIMITS)
Avanti travel insurance provide immediate cover, tailored to your holiday From weekend breaks to one year trips
Cruise cover provided as standard. Avanti Travel Insurance offers customers a range of policies including Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip, Winter Sports, Backpacker and Business travel insurance. We provide cover to a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions.
Quotes from £17.00

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Travel cover for the over 80 age

explorer Explorer Travel Insurance over 65 (up to 99 yrs)
If you are aged over 65 years or have pre-existing medical conditions, Explorer Travel Insurance can help with their Platinum policy They can provide cover to customers up to any age for single trip policies, up to and including 79 years for annual policies and can also include a wide range of medical conditions.
Quotes from £19.00

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flexi cover Flexi Cover Insurance over 65 (up to 85 yrs)
Cover includes emergency medical expenses and dental treatment, cancellation, baggage, personal liability, personal accident, and 24/7 access to medical assistance. Also the policy that can be extended to cover winter sports (up to and including 65 years of age) and automatically covers participation in over 100 sports and activities, including bungee jumping, scuba diving, white water rafting and water sports.
Quotes from £11.08

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insurefor all Insure for all Insurance sged 65 (up to 85 yrs)
Insure for all are a specialist insurer and offer great deals. They also offer Annual cover up to the age of 75. Insure for all's approach to travel insurance over 70 is to treat everyone as an individual and tailor each quote to the applicant's status. This means you only pay for the cover that you need.
Quotes from £9.00

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Latest Holiday Insurance for over 85s News

It is believe that up to 25% of Britons do not take out travel cover when they go abroad according to ABTA. The age group which are most likely to be without travel insurance are the under 25s and the over 70s.

The importance of buying travel insurance cannot be more stressed becuase if you are caught abroad needing medical treatment and you do not have cover then you could be in big trouble and face hefty bills, for instance to ben flown from France to the UK could cost you up to £10,000 if you need to be accompanies by a nurse.

EHIC CARDS - European Health Insurance Cards

Ehic cards should always be taken to Europe if you are going on holiday or even for a weekend break. Please be aware that they should not be seen as a replacement for travel insurance and that a good level of medical cover is still important.

If you are living in another European country then your EHIC card will not be valid as they are only designed for people on short terms trips, If you are an expat than you will need to organise some kind of medical cover for expats.

Travel cover that comes free with bank accounts

Some bank accounts offer free travel insurance as part of a deal when you sign up for a current account with them. It is worth checking the small print to ensure you are eligible for the cover.

In 2013 there will be new FSA rules to ensure that checks are made by the banks to ensure the customer is eligible to claim against the travel insurance they are offering and that the product is suitable for the individual. Some of these free travel insurance with not cover people over the age of 70 so it is worth reading up on what and who is covered.

If in doubt you are better of taking out seperate travel insurance particularly if you have a medical condition that will need to be declared.

Travel insurance for older people and medical conditions explained

Many over 75s unfortunately have medical conditions that will not be covered by normal travel insurance. Therefore it is important to take this into consideration when gaining medical cover.

If you do not declare your medical condition then if a complication arises from it then you will not be covered. For instance if you have angina and you have a complication with your heart while you are away then you will have to pay for your medical fees yourself.

Nearly all major travel insurance providers will allow you to declare any pre-exising medical condtions now online and while this will increase your premium, it also means that you can have peace of mind knowing you are covered if complications arise.

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