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Over 70 years young? Compare travel insurance with Confused.com


  • Finding travel insurance if you're over 70 doesn't have to be problematic
  • Relax on your holiday knowing that you could be covered in an emergency
  • Compare specialist policies for pre-existing medical conditions and cruises


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What is over 70s travel insurance?

As you reach your 70s, you may have more opportunity to take up interesting hobbies, spend time with your family and travel the world. Some older holidaymakers might find it more difficult to get affordable cover due to increased risks; that's why it's worth comparing quotes from a number of providers so you get a better picture of what's available to you.

    • Insurers tend to view older travellers as a higher risk as they are more likely to make a claim for either medical treatment abroad or for holiday cancellations due to being unwell
    • You could be covered for any unforeseen medical emergencies when you're abroad
    • You could get covered for pre-existing medical conditions such as respiratory conditions and stroke, so don't be put off by going on holiday as you could still get covered
    • Most travel insurers offer a 24 hour helpline so you could get some advice in an emergency
    • Have a look at top destinations for older travellers.

      What could it cover?

        • Medical treatment and hospital costs if you fall ill or injure yourself on holiday
        • Transportation to the hospital and repatriation back home could also be covered if you're ill or injured and unable to travel by your pre-arranged transport
        • Holiday and flight cancellations could also be covered if you are forced to cancel your trip in an emergency
        • Cover for your baggage, souvenirs and holiday money could also be provided if they're lost or stolen

      Read our guide on how to get travel insurance if you're over 70 for more information.

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Travel tips for older travellers

    • Check your excess to make sure that it's worth making a claim on your travel insurance. It might not be worth claiming on your policy if you happen to lose your camera that is worth £100 if the excess is £150
    • If you have any existing medical conditions or have developed any medical conditions during the terms of your policy, make sure you let your insurer know before travelling
    • If you're going on holiday with your family, it's worth noting that family policies are limited for up to 2 adults and 8 children (under the age of 18)
    • It's important that you report your items lost or stolen to the police within 24 hours of the incident. To make a valid claim, don't forget to ask for a written police report, provide proof of ownership and value of the items (such as receipts)
    • Take a look at one of our articles on how to avoid travel disasters here.

      Why compare travel insurance for over 70s with Confused.com?

      If you're over 70, going away and looking to find holiday insurance, then you're in the right place. Simply fill in your travel and personal details in the quote process and we'll find you travel policies based on your preferences.
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