Travel insurance for seniors and mature travellers

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Travel insurance for seniorsOne of the frequent questions we are asked here at Silver Travel Advisor is about travel insurance. It’s an essential requirement for travelling abroad, and there’s no doubt that as we start to age and may develop medical conditions, this pushes up the price of insurance, sometimes to a level where it becomes very expensive, and can become a deterrent to travel.

We don’t sell travel insurance at Silver Travel but we would like to help you to find the policy which best suits your own individual requirements. Many of our members have recommended their preferred travel insurance companies based on their own experiences. Here are some suggestions which we hope that you find useful.

And if you need any further information, please contact us – [email protected]

Age UK provide travel insurance specifically for older people and covers for pre-existing medical conditions wherever possible.

Citybond Suretravel offer a 10% discount for Silver Travellers.

Holiday Extras offer a 15% discount for Silver Travellers.

Medical Travel Compared helps people with pre-existing medical conditions find the best cover.

More insurance companies whose products are well-suited to more mature travellers.

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Other Members' Thoughts - 3 Comment(s)

  • Julez
    4 months ago
    My Mum and partner have just been on a 3 week cruise. My Mum who is only 70 had a heart attack a few years ago and was upset at having to pay approx £800 travel insurance but did so anyway.
    How glad she was. Her heart was perfect but she picked up something on the plane to Barbados she ended up with pneumonia, cracked a rib coughing this causef a bleed into her muscle. She went to hospital in Tenerife, la Havre and Southampton. Spent days in the ship's sick bay and had the Dr. to her cabin several times.
    Always make sure you have travel insurance.
  • dibdab
    12 months ago
    I took out an annual travel policy as I have rheumatoid arthritis and a chest condition. I ended up paying an extra £450 when I developed a chest infection prior to the holiday and had antibiotics and steroids from the GP prior to travelling...…...buyer beware, when you're honest and declare short common infections you get charged exorbitant extras. Needless to say I won't use this company again.
  • Ceejay
    about 1 year ago
    I get so annoyed when I hear of people that don't take insurance as they think it won't be needed. I had a fall in Tunisia around 18 months ago resulting in the need for a hip operation and extended stay in my holiday hotel after the operation. Without good insurance this would have costed me over £10,000. I also cringe when I am away and people tell me they are going quad biking, or on banana boat rides and most travel insurance policies do not cover these activities.