Prices from £18.90 for 1 week's cover in Europe
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
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.
5 Easy Steps to Book Online
Booking online is quick and easy, even for first timers. All you need to do is:
Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.
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!
Customers have scored Essential Travel on average 87% based on 1097 reviews.
Cheap. But not nasty!
I required travel insurance for my 13 year old daughters who are travelling unaccompanied to the USA later this year. Essential was one of the few companies I found that caters for that market and at a surprising low price. The cover is more than adequate although it has to be said that figures for the excess waivers were not so readily traceable. But got that I'd award it five stars. If we have to make a claim this review and the raring could go down as well as up.
B. D. Fileman -
"Essential" is , simply ..................... essential !
This is the easiest way to take out insurance for your annual holiday. There`s no hassle , no hidden terms ,and the price is very , very , competitive.
Mr Gresty -
good quick service
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