Travel Insurance Over 70
If you are one of the many over 70’s living in the UK and have recently retired or are planning to retire, you may find that you have a little extra time on your hands.
One of the first things you may want to do is book a relaxing holiday. You will want to make the most of your free time in the best way possible, whether relaxing on a beach, staying at a mountain hotel or sightseeing in a fantastic city.
What if I book my over 70’s holiday insurance and run in difficulties?
Some insurers may refuse to provide travel insurance cover due to age limits or may enforce higher premiums for the over 70’s. They may consider older travellers to be more at risk of making a claim, particularly if they have a pre-existing medical condition.
At AllClear we believe that everyone deserves the right to travel with peace of mind and the knowledge that they are properly insured.
This is why we are specialists in offering holiday insurance for the over 70’s. We offer both single and annual trip policies irrespective of age.
Can I get travel insurance if I am over 70 with a medical condition?
Older travellers are generally seen as more likely to have a medical condition and this can sometimes add to the difficulty in finding comprehensive travel insurance.
At AllClear, we offer specialist travel insurance for over 70’s with a medical condition.
Our screening process enables you to add your medical condition with ease. You will be presented with quotations from medical travel insurance providers who are able to offer you cover. You can then choose the policy which best suits your needs.
How do I choose the best over 70’s travel cover for me?
Although you may expect to pay a higher price for your over 70’s holiday cover, there are certain things to consider which can help you choose the best policy for your needs.
If you are a frequent traveller you may find that an annual policy works out cheaper for you.
Alternatively, if you are only planning to travel within Europe, choosing a policy which only offers cover for Europe rather than worldwide can work out better value for you.
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Travel tips for 70+
Planning your trip
Plan your travel carefully. Journeys should not be over ambitious and ensure to plan plenty of rest stops. Your choice of destination should also be realistic and the hotel facilities should be able to cater for your needs.
Take a list of all your medications and doses in case you need to re-purchase any medicines whilst away or show medical staff should you need treatment abroad.
If you are travelling to a new time zone, you may need to consider changing the timings of your medicines. You should discuss this with your GP before you leave.
Over 70’s flying abroad
Small, cramped seats and narrow, crowded aisles can make flying uncomfortable – especially when it’s a long haul journey. You may want to consider shorter journeys or upgrading your seat.
It is also important to stay hydrated during the flight by drinking plenty of water.
Book your holiday insurance for over 70s in advance
You should purchase holiday insurance and declare any pre-existing medical conditions before travelling, as if you require medical treatment whilst abroad or have to cancel your holiday due to your medical condition you could potentially be left with large medical bills. Try to factor in the price of travel insurance when planning your trip.
Also make sure that your travel insurance covers you for any activities and excursions you may want to do while on holiday.
Avoid eating street food, especially if it has not been prepared and cooked in front of you.
Over 70’s travelling with medication
If you need to travel with medication, make sure you take plenty of spare supplies with you in case any are lost or damaged. If you are planning on carrying your medication in your hand luggage, you should check your airline guidelines before flying.
Save while you travel
Many hotels and travel companies offer significant savings for travellers over 70 years old. Take the time to investigate before booking any activities and you could make some great savings.
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