Guide for over 70s buying travel insurance

If you’re heading abroad for a holiday it is likely that you realise how important travel insurance is, but securing the right policy can often be something of a daunting prospect, with so many options on offer. However, if you are over the age of 70 then deciding to go with a travel insurance over 70 policy is a safe bet, as it will ensure you are covered for the things that are really important to you.

Cover medical conditions

Some people may have put off long-awaited trips or let their holiday experience be ruined in the past because of various pre-existing medical conditions. If you have such a condition, jetting off can be a worrying experience due to concerns about how you would cope if any problems flared up abroad. However, with Staysure’s over 70s policy, many pre-existing conditions can be covered, providing a safety net and plenty of help and guidance should you need it. No-one likes to think of anything going wrong during a vacation, but just having a policy in place gives you that all-important peace of mind, enabling you to get more out of your trip.

Depending on the type of holiday you have planned and what activities are featured on the itinerary, you may have different insurance requirements to others, but a travel insurance policy for over 70s is a great place to start. People who are looking forward to a whirlwind European trip or an idyllic UK holiday will need a different rate to those travelling around Asia for six months.

Basic or Comprehensive?

Basic travel insurance Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Medical emergencies and repatriation, up to £5m
  • Cancellation, curtailment and trip interruption, up to £1,000
  • Baggage claims, up to £300
  • Cash lost or stolen, up to £250
  • Home country medical transfer
  • Medical emergency and repatriation, up to £10m
  • Cancellation, curtailment and trip interruption, up to £5,000
  • Baggage loss, up to £2,500
  • Cash lost or stolen, up to £500
  • Personal liability, up to £2m
  • Legal protection cover of up to £25,000

Think about length of stay

The length of the trip is another essential factor when it comes to choosing the right policy for you, as if you are staying abroad for an extended period of between three and 18 months, you will need a long stay policy. People going away for a number of months are likely to have already paid a considerable amount for their trip, so it makes sense to have a travel insurance policy that accompanies this.

Travel Insurance for Over 70s

As the over 50s specialists, Staysure is able to provide a wide range of travel insurance policies for destinations all around the world.

What’s more, we provide great travel insurance for over 70s with all pre-existing medical conditions considered. Why not speak to our travel insurance specialists on 0800 033 4902 who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, or alternatively get an online quote in minutes.

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