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Compare cheap travel insurance to celebrate your golden years without the hassle


  • Finding a travel insurance policy if you're over 80 doesn't have to be problematic
  • You could be covered for emergency medical costs, holiday cancellations and lost luggage
  • Travel insurance could give you peace of mind whether you're going on a family break to Cornwall, holidaying in Italy or cruising round the Caribbean!


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What is over 80s travel insurance?

You might have a strong desire to see the world in your retirement years, but you'll also want peace of mind. Should you need medical attention while abroad, travel insurance could also help you cover the costs of treatment and transportation.

    • The older you are, the greater the risk of getting ill and injured when travelling
    • You could get covered for pre-existing medical conditions such as heart and respiratory conditions or stroke
    • A 24 hour helpline is provided by most travel insurance companies

    Unsure where you want to go? Take a look at top 3 holiday destinations for older travellers.

    What could travel insurance for over 80s cover?

      • Emergency treatment and medical costs if you're unwell or injure yourself whilst abroad
      • Transportation and repatriation back home could be covered if you're unable to travel by your pre-arranged transport
      • Your bags, documents and souvenirs could also be covered if they get lost or stolen
      • Holiday cancellations could also be covered if you cut your trip short or forced to cancel your trip in an emergency
      • Travel expenses for food and accommodation could also be covered if your flight home is delayed

      Take a look at our tips on how to get travel insurance for older travellers.

Which travel option to choose?

Single trip - If you're likely to travel less than twice a year, then a single trip policy could be suitable for you as it covers individual holidays
Annual multi trip - Offers cover for up to a year's worth of travelling (usually up to 31 days per trip)
Cruise - Specialist cover for cruise holidays in case you have to be flown off the ship due to illness

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Travel insurance tips

  • It's important to declare any pre-existing medical conditions that you or your travel party may have before buying your travel insurance policy. Don't forget to let your insurance company know of any medical conditions that you may have developed during the terms of your policy.
  • Travel insurance cover varies from policy to policy so it's important that you read the terms and conditions, exclusions and policy excess before buying (by clicking 'more details' on your preferred policy, you can preview the policy summary, wording and destinations that are covered before buying).
  • Make sure you report any items lost, stolen or damaged to the police within 24 hours of the incident and let your travel insurance company know as soon as possible. It's important that you obtain a written police report and provide proof of ownership and value of the items, such as receipts in order to make a valid claim.

Read one of our articles on how to avoid travel disasters by clicking here.

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Finding the right travel insurance policy if you're in your 80s shouldn't be hassle. Our quote process is easy to use and should only take a few minutes to complete. We could help you find the right policy for you by comparing over 25 travel insurance companies based on your needs. 

  • We have a range of different travel guides on our site that could help you on your journey
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