Travel insurance for over 70s
What does your ideal holiday look like? Whether you prefer lounging by the pool with a good book, whizzing down mountains, or cruising the high seas with a glass of something fizzy in hand, Saga offers high quality travel insurance for all types of holidays.
Our travel insurance is designed with the over 50s in mind and we don’t place age limits on our policies. Most pre-existing medical conditions are also covered so if you become unwell while you’re away, or you have an accident, you’ll be insured for up to £10 million emergency medical treatment with Saga.
Quality travel insurance for over 70s
Our cover has been rated as 5 Star by Defaqto, an independent financial information business. This means you can be sure that by choosing Saga Travel Insurance, your cover is going to be top quality and you’ll be insured for most eventualities, leaving you to enjoy your holiday.
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 most medical conditions so you can continue to take holidays for as long as you wish.
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.
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.
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. 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 ski holiday, don’t forget to choose Saga’s Winter Sports optional cover. It’ll 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.
Looking for more information?
Take a look at our FAQs or give us a call on 0800 015 8055. We’re open weekdays 8:30am – 8:00pm and weekends 9:00am – 5:00pm.*Customers who purchased a Saga Travel Insurance policy online between July and August 2018, on average received a discount of 30%.