So it's official, more and more older people are travelling further on their holidays. The most popular countries for people aged over 85 has traditionally been countries such as Spain, France, Italy and Greece. These EU countries still take in the bulk of older travellers from the UK but increasingly they are seeking destinations further afield. Expected growth area include America, Australia and the Far East. The travel cover providers below all cover the over 85s worldwide.
Current cheapest quoatation for an individual of 85 years, one week in Spain, UK resident
Good to Go, Silver Package, £63.60
Travel Insurance 4 Medical, Economy Extra Single, £68.60
Alpha Travel Insurance, Alpha 50 ST AFW, £44.82
Explorer Travel Insurance, Gold Plus, £72.29
Alpha Travel Cover Insurance (up to 99)
Up to £250 total valuables limit to replace your stolen or damaged items and cover your watches and sunglasses
- Single Trip & Annual Multi-trip policies to age 99
- Optional cover for over 2,000 medical conditions
- Independent travel on annual policies
Example Quote* - £47.21 (STC Trip)
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With Explorer you can choose from Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip, Winter Sports, Cruise and Older Backpacker Travel Insurance.
£5 million medical expenses cover
£5,000 holiday cancellation cover
Up to 99 Example Quote* - £37.49 (ES Single Trip Plus)
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Single trip policies are available for up to 89 year olds
Over 50 pre-existing medical conditions covered for free
24/7 medical emergency helpline - we're there if you need us
Up to 99 Example Quote* - £40.99
- Get cover, even when you have medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, cancer, strokes, epilepsy, blood pressure and heart conditions, as well as many more.
Example Quote* - £37.22
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All clears cover any medical conditions and any age too.
Their list of medical conditions that they cover is very comprehensive and many other insurers will refer their customers to All Clear when they are having difficulties having their own pre-existing medical conditions covered.
Up to 99 Example Quote* - £32.22
Travel Insurance for Medical (up to 99)
Optional Independent Traveller Insurance to provide cover when individual elements of a trip are booked separately, rather than as part of a package. This enhancement also provides cover for flights cancelled or delayed as a result of travel disruption caused by a volcano.
- No wardrobe worries - up to £2,500 for lost luggage
Quotes from- £59.22 (Med Policy)
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Get going, as specialists in medical travel insurance, they understand the difficulties of finding the right medical travel insurance cover at the right price. When you have an existing medical condition, whether it is asthma, high blood pressure or something more serious like cancer, they can provide peace of mind and cover.
Will cover up to 85 years old
Example Quote* - £29.34 (Get Going Single)
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Older people are now the largest group taking holidays and travelling from the UK!
The over 50s are now accounting for more than half (51%) of overseas holiday spend and 43% of all UK tourism spend, according to travel insurer LV.
Whilst the under 50s continue to struggle with belt-tightening, the over 50s spend £17.6bn on travel every year, and this figure is predicted to almost double in a decade.