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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - important information 3 July 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has lifted its advice against non-essential international travel. This means you can travel to a number of countries from Saturday 4 July.

However, the FCO still advises against travelling to many countries. So check the FCO for the latest advice before you go. If you buy travel insurance and then travel to a country that the FCO advises against visiting, your travel insurance won’t cover you. You won’t be covered for any cancellations either.

The rules on self-isolation when entering or returning to the UK are different for England, Scotland and Wales. Check these differences before travelling to understand what you need to do.

Coronavirus is what they call a “known event”. So some insurers may exclude this type of event from the cover they offer you. If in doubt, check the policy wording or contact your chosen insurer before you buy.

However, all policies bought through Confused.com include cover for emergency medical expenses and repatriation - even if you contract Covid-19 abroad. This is so long as you’re not travelling against FCO advice.

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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.
  • 28% of our customers who bought travel insurance in 2014 were over 50, so it could be useful no matter your age!
  • The Foreign office claims that 1 in 10 over 55's 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
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 accidentally 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 Saga.

  • We aim to find quotes tailored specifically for your needs
  • Your 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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