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From only £18.90 per Week

From only £18.90 per Week

Holiday Insurance for Over 65s

Travel with peace of mind knowing that you are fully covered for those essential retirement getaways. Essential Travel covers adults up to 74 years old on their Single Trip and Annual Multi Trip policies.

Duration: Single Trips and trips on Annual policies can only be for a maximum of 31 days.

* If you are over 74, please see our Over 74s travel insurance page.

Customise your policy

You have the choice of 4 cover levels and 4 areas of cover so that you only pay for the cover you need. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, all you need to do is complete the online medical screening process and you will receive a tailor made quote specifically for your condition that can be added to your policy easily.

All travel insurance policies include:

  • Medical Expenses cover ranging from £2.5 million to £10 million
  • Hospital Benefit cover ranging from £300 to £1,200 per day
  • Personal Accident cover ranging from £7,500 to £30,000

Medical Conditions

Over 70 medical conditions are covered as standard on all of our policies.

We also provide extra medical cover for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions that you can easily add to your policy. If you want to add extra medical cover for those retirement aches and pains which don't come as standard simply complete the quick and easy medical screening process after getting your initial quote and answer the simple questions on your condition. We will then quote you a price for the added cover, and you will proceed to payment.

Experts' Top Tip - If you're going on a luxury cruise, we offer extra cover for cruises, including cover for missed excursions and cabin confinement. Simply complete a quote and select cruise cover as an optional extra.

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Add Extra Cover

You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.

Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?

If you have a pre-existing medical condition it’s vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers don’t like to think that you’ve hidden things from them and you may be surprised to find out that many common medical conditions such as allergies can be added without any additional cost. What’s more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that you’ve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.

Do You Need Extra Sports or Specialist Cover?

A decent policy will include cover for many sporty or adventure activities as standard. However the more adventurous or dangerous the activity, like winter sports, the more likely it is that you will need to purchase additional sports insurance. You can customise your policy further a number of other specialist add-ons.

Hazardous Sports and activities

If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.

100+ sports are covered at no extra cost on our policies!

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