Over 70s Travel Insurance
Travel insurance for over 70s
At Staysure, we don't believe your age or medical conditions should stop you from being properly insured when you go on holiday. We offer great value travel insurance, tailored to suit your needs.
Cover for over 70s with pre-existing medical conditions can often also be included in your travel insurance, subject to a simple, confidential screening process, which can be done online or over the phone. Through our tailored policies, we provide all the cover you need for medical emergencies, loss, damage, missed departures, cancellations and much more.
To find out exactly what cover we can provide for you, simply talk to our insurance experts on 0844 692 8444 or get a quote online.
- Medical emergency and repatriation included as standard
- Medical Emergency helpline 24/7
- No extra cost for cruise holidays
- Staysure are experts in cover for pre-existing medical condition
- UK call centre
At Staysure, we offer Basics and Comprehensive policies to cover both European and worldwide travel.
Basics travel insurance
- Medical emergencies and repatriation up to £5m
- Baggage up to £200
- Additional travel and accommodation costs up to £2,000
- Optional cancellation, curtailment and trip interruption up to £5,000
- Optional personal liability up to £2m
Comprehensive travel insurance
- Medical emergencies and repatriation up to £10m
- Baggage up to £2,000
- Cancellation, curtailment and trip interruption up to £5,000
- Missed departure up to £1,000
- Travel delay
- Additional travel & accommodation costs up to £2,000
- Personal liability up to £2m
- Legal protection up to £25,000
It is important to declare all your medical conditions when obtaining your quote because, without prior knowledge of your pre-existing conditions, we will not be able to provide you with adequate cover. It would be a shame to find that the insurance you purchased does not cover your medical bills for the treatment of a condition which you forgot to declare.
To find out which policy is most suited to your needs, simply call us on 0844 692 8444 for helpful information and assistance.
Travel tips for over 70s
- Check the entry requirements of the country you wish to visit as you may need a visa. Some countries require your passport to be valid for at least the length of your stay, while others require six months validity from the date of your departure. Find out more about passport regulations directly from the GOV.UK site. For information and helpful tips on local laws and customs in the country you are visiting, consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
- If you have a Comprehensive policy with us, then why not use our Personal Assistant Services? We can answer your questions on vaccinations (we can even arrange your vaccinations for you before you travel), visa requirements, climate, local languages, time differences, motoring restrictions and more.
- Before leaving, it's a good idea to make copies of all your important documents, such as your travel insurance policy, passport and driving license, and leave them at home with someone you trust, who can provide you with them should the need arise.
- Check with your GP that you have all the vaccinations you may need. Remember, they will need to be administered at least eight weeks before you travel. For a full list of travel vaccinations, NHS fitfortravel is a valuable source of information.
- Apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which entitles you to free or reduced-cost state emergency medical treatment in many European countries. The card ensures you get treatment on the same basis as a resident of the country you are visiting. However, most countries require patient contribution, while others charge for private ambulance services. The EHIC is therefore no substitute for a travel insurance policy which also covers; repatriation, after care treatment, extra accommodation, travel costs should you be hospitalised, extras such as passport and baggage loss, missed departure, travel delay, cancellation and curtailment.
- Remember, as a tourist who is over 65, you may well be eligible for reduced cost tickets for attractions and excursions, especially when travelling in Europe. The Telegraph has an interesting country-by-country guide, showing where you can expect to find concessions. The costs of pre-paid excursions are covered as standard on our Comprehensive policies (up to £250 per insured party).
- Take a little local currency with you to cover a taxi fare or similar when you arrive as you may not be able to access funds easily. Be careful to shop around for the best currency exchange deal—some providers offer 0% commission and allow you to exchange any currency you have not spent, back to Sterling at the same rate when you get back.
- It may be a good idea to inform your bank that you're travelling abroad so that your cards do not get blocked by them as a precaution against theft.
- Our travel insurance will cover lost or stolen cards, traveller's cheques, cash and even travel tickets giving you that extra peace of mind during your trip.
For more information on your travel insurance needs, contact us on 0844 692 8444. Alternatively, get an instant online quote.