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  • Get cover for medical costs, holiday cancellations and baggage
  • Cover available for single trips, annual holidays, cruises  and for those with pre-existing medical-conditions
  • Whether you're on a weekend break in Newquay or on a Mediterranean cruise, having travel insurance could come in handy should the unexpected happen on holiday


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What is over 50s travel insurance?

Whether you're packing up the kids for a family holiday or jetting off for some alone time with a partner, don’t run the risk of paying thousands of pounds for emergency medical treatment if you get ill or injured whilst abroad - travel insurance could take care of your personal possessions and unexpected holiday cancellations.

  • 15% of our customers who bought travel insurance in 2011 and 2012 were in their 50s, so it could be useful no matter your age!
  • The Foreign office claims that 1 in 10 over 55s don't always take out travel insurance when going away
  • Compare various rates and levels of cover so your travels are as worry-free as possible
  • 9 out of 10 customers would recommend us to a friend*, so you're in good hands

** Research conducted by Confused.com. Out of 945 respondents, 97.88% said they would recommend Confused.com to a friend (July - October 2014).

Are you a regular holidaymaker? Annual travel insurance might be more cost effective if you travel more than twice a year. If you're not sure which one to go for, then take a look at our guide to types of travel insurance.

What could over 50s travel insurance cover?

    • Medical treatment and repatriation back to the UK if you are unwell or get injured whilst on holiday
    • Holiday cancellations cover could come in handy if you are forced to cancel your trip
    • Baggage, personal possessions and money cover could also help you out if your items are stolen or accidently lost
    • Most policies provide a 24 hour helpline for use in an emergency

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Travel insurance tips

  • Declare any pre-existing medical conditions that you or your travel party may have (or may have developed during the term of your policy)
  • It’s strongly recommended to get your travel insurance in advance as you might not fully benefit from cancellation cover (In 2012, 16% of people bought travel insurance through Confused.com the day before travelling, meaning that they could have potentially missed out on cover for cancellations).
  • If you’re going on a family holiday, it’s worth noting that family policies are limited for up to 2 adults and 8 children who should be under the age of 18.

Why use Confused.com to compare over 50s travel insurance?

You could find lots of great prices just by entering your details once. We search through our network of travel insurance companies– including insurers that specialise in policies for older travellers such as Coverwise and Holiday Extras.

  • We aim to find quotes tailored specifically for your needs
  • You travel insurance policy documents could be emailed to you within an hour (check that you've entered your email address correctly and check your junk and spam folders)
  • We offer a wide range of travel guides that could help you with your travels

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