Travel insurance for over 70s
While our travel insurance is designed with the over 50s in mind, we don’t place upper age limits on our policies.
Defaqto 5 Star rated travel insurance for over 70s
By choosing Saga Travel Insurance, you'll get quality cover with comprehensive benefits so that you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.
As standard, your travel insurance would include:
- Up to £10 million emergency medical cover
- Up to £10,000 cancellation cover
- Up to £5,000 baggage cover
- 24/7 English speaking travel assistance helpline
Pre-existing medical conditions
If you want to travel, we don’t think pre-existing conditions should hold you back. That’s why our policies cover many medical conditions so you can continue to take holidays for as long as you feel able.
In fact, in the last 10 years, we've covered more than 1.5 million people with diagnosed pre-existing medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
European and worldwide travel insurance
Saga Travel Insurance covers all destinations. For single trip, you’ll choose which country or countries you need to be covered for.
For annual multi trip, we offer cover for three regions:
- Worldwide (excluding USA, Canada and the Caribbean)
- Worldwide, which as the name suggests, covers you for all countries, anywhere in the world.
For more information on which countries are covered under which region, visit our annual travel insurance page.
Please note, we do not provide cover for countries to which the FCO has advised against travel.
Do I need travel insurance as well as an EHIC?
A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is complementary to travel insurance, not a replacement. It gives you access to state-provided healthcare while you’re on holiday in another European Economic Area country or Switzerland. If you have one of these cards, you can get the same level of care as someone living in that country would receive, for the same cost.
However, an EHIC does not cover you for the medical costs that you would have to pay if you need to fly home to continue your treatment. Without travel insurance, you also wouldn’t benefit from all the features that come with it, including cover for cancellation, lost baggage, missed departure, and so on.
Even though Britain is no longer in the EU, your EHIC will remain valid until the end of 2020 as we’re in a transition period. From 1st January 2021, your EHIC will no longer be valid, so it’s important that you have adequate travel insurance in place, especially if you have any medical conditions. Read more about what the Government advises about visiting Europe from 1st January 2021.
Single trip travel insurance for over 70s
Single trip cover is suitable for trips up to 120 days long, perfect if you enjoy escaping the British winter for weeks at a time on a long stay holiday or perhaps you divide your time between the UK and your holiday home abroad.
Of course, it’s just as good for a weekend hop across the Channel or a short break within the UK.
If you’re travelling with friends or family of different ages, as long as the main policyholder is over 50, you can save time by insuring everyone (up to 10 people) on the same policy.
Annual travel insurance for over 70s
If you like to take multiple holidays each year, it might work out better value for money to choose annual multi-trip insurance. Annual insurance covers you for an unlimited number of trips within 12 months. The maximum trip duration is 45 days, and the maximum number of days we’ll cover within the 12 months is 120.
A great benefit of annual multi-trip insurance is that whenever you book a trip, you’ll know that you’re immediately covered for cancellation. You can also add friends and family under 50 to your annual policy.
24-hour Travel Assistance helpline
Once you take out a Saga Travel Insurance policy, you’ll have access to our Travel Assistance helpline. Friendly, English-speaking advisers are at the end of the phone whenever you need them. Whether you need to know if vaccinations are needed for your destination or what to do if your suitcase doesn’t appear on the airport luggage carousel, we’re here to help.
Winter sports cover and leisure activities
For your next winter holiday, don’t forget your ski travel insurance. Our winter sports add-on will cover you in case you’re injured during your trip as well as damage to your hire skis, piste closure and more.
If that all sounds a bit too chilly for your liking, you’ll be pleased to know that we also cover a huge range of popular leisure activities that don’t involve any snow, including aerobics, cycling, golf and surfing. Take a look at the complete list of leisure activities that are covered as standard.
Who underwrites Saga Travel Insurance?
Saga’s range of insurance products is designed specifically for our customers and is unique to us. Saga Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, which meets our high standards of quality and service.
* 52% of customers who purchased a new Saga Travel Insurance policy online between January and June 2020 received a discount of 17% or more.
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