Travel Insurance for over 65s

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Our travel insurance policies have no upper age limit, so if you’re aged over 65 and looking for high levels of cover and service, why not try Saga?

We provide cover for many pre-existing medical conditions, which means if you suffer a flare up while you’re away, you’ll be insured for up to £10 million emergency medical treatment.

High quality travel insurance for over 65s

Defaqto, an independent financial information business, has rated Saga Travel Insurance as 5 Star. This means that the cover provided is top quality. Our insurance is specifically designed for people over the age of 50 and has no upper age limits.

As standard, you’ll get:

  • Up to £10 million emergency medical cover
  • Up to £10,000 cancellation cover
  • Up to £5,000 baggage cover
  • 24/7 English speaking assistance helpline

Our insurance also covers you for a range of other events such as missed departure and lost passports. You’ll be covered for most eventualities, leaving you to enjoy your holiday. 

Single trip travel insurance for over 65s

Single trip insurance is ideal for a short break or a longer trip. You can be covered for a trip up to 120 days long - ideal for that round-the-world cruise you’ve been planning or your winter escape to warmer climes. Our single trip insurance is ideal for those over the age of 50, especially considering you can also add your family and friends who are under 50 to your policy too.

Annual travel insurance for over 65s

Annual multi-trip insurance covers you for any number of trips within a 12 month period.

Each trip can be up to 45 days long (extensions are available if you’re going away for longer) and your total time away must not be more than 120 days.

Annual insurance is ideal if you’re likely to take multiple holidays each year – it can work out better value for money. It also means that cancellation cover is already in place should you decide to take a last minute holiday or city break. As with our single trip cover, our annual cover also lets you add your family and friends who are under 50 to your policy.

Pre-existing medical conditions?

Saga Travel Insurance provides cover for many pre-existing medical conditions – so there’s no need to miss out on your holidays. You may also be able to take out annual insurance that covers your pre-existing conditions, so you can travel whenever you like.

What about the EHIC?

The European Health Insurance Card entitles you to access state-provided healthcare whilst on holiday in another European Economic Area country or Switzerland. It gives you the right to receive the same standard of care that a citizen of the country you’re visiting would receive, and at the same cost.

However, an EHIC does not cover you for all the medical costs that you could incur if you have to fly home to continue medical care, nor does it cover you for lost baggage, cancellation, or any of the other benefits of travel insurance. You might be surprised to learn that an EHIC is not valid on cruises.

Your EHIC should be seen as complementary to your travel insurance, not a substitute. You can apply for an EHIC on the NHS website. The card is free to obtain from the NHS, so be aware of websites trying to charge a fee.

Need friendly travel assistance? We're a phone call away

All Saga Travel Insurance policyholders can benefit from our Travel Assistance helpline. Call the number any time of the day or night and you will reach an English-speaking adviser who can help you out with all sorts of travel problems – before, during and after your holiday. Whether you need visa and immunisation advice, help on what to do if your passport gets stolen or advice on lost luggage, we’re here to help.  

Leisure and winter sports activities

Love an active holiday? You’ll be pleased to know that if you take out Saga Travel Insurance, you’ll be covered for over 40 different activities as standard such as cycling, hiking, scuba diving, wind-surfing and hot air ballooning.

We also offer a winter sports add-on that covers you for things such as piste closure, and protects you in case your own or your hired equipment is damaged or lost.

If you’d prefer nothing more than to kick back and relax on your holiday, you can rest assured that we’ll have you covered.

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.

*93% of Saga Travel Insurance customers who had a quote between 1 March 2017 and 30 April 2017 would have received a 20% online discount. Discount may be withdrawn at any time and applies to the first year only.