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  • Stay covered if you get ill or injured on holiday
  • Don't be left out of pocket if your flights are delayed or cancelled
  • Compare single trip, annual multi trip and cruise policies to suit your needs


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What is senior citizen travel insurance?

As you become a senior citizen and enter retirement, you may have more opportunity to take up interesting hobbies, spend time with your family and fulfill your desire to travel. Whether you're going on a short weekend away or a round the world, once in a lifetime trip, it's worth considering sorting out your travel insurance before you go. This could keep you covered in case your flights are cancelled, or help replace lost baggage should something happen while on your holiday.

    • The older you are, the greater the risk of getting ill or injured when going travelling, so it's important to take advantage of your travel policy in case anything goes wrong
    • Travel insurance policies could include medical cover as standard, meaning you won't be caught out if you need to visit a physician in a foreign country
    • We compare policies for pre-existing medical conditions such as respiratory and heart conditions

If you're unsure where to go on holiday, you might be interested in reading our article on top 3 holiday destinations for travellers over 50.

What could travel insurance for senior citizens cover?

    • Most insurers have a 24 hour helpline so you could be advised in an emergency
    • Medical treatment, as well as transportation costs could be covered if you're unwell whilst away
    • Repatriation back home if you're ill and unable to travel by your pre-arranged transport
    • Your personal belongings, holiday money and travel documents could also be covered if they are lost, stolen or damaged
    • You could claim back your hotel and transportation costs if you're forced to cut your trip short or if your flights are cancelled
Take a look at our tips on how to get travel insurance if you're over 65.

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Travel tips for older travellers

  • It's worth reading reading the terms and conditions before purchasing your policy, checking the excess and exclusions so you aren't left with any surprises (find out more)
  • If you're going on family holiday, note that specialist family policies are limited to up to 2 adults and 8 children under the age of 18
  • It's important to declare any pre-existing medical conditions that you or your travel party might have and report any conditions that you might have developed throughout the terms of your policy

Take a look at our article on the top 7 travel booking traps to avoid when going on holiday.

Why compare travel insurance for seniors with Confused.com?

By comparing policies, senior citizens can make sure they book their holiday with a stress-free frame of mind. We search up to 44 providers – including insurers that specialise in policies for older travellers, such as Avanti and MRL insurance.

  • We are UK's first insurance price comparison website, so we are experts in comparing insurance policies
  • We find quotes tailored specifically to your needs
  • We provide a range of travel news and articles, as well as guides to help your trip run as smoothly as possible
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