Travel Insurance to 'Europe' for the over 65s
Overview of travel insurance
You need travel insurance when going to Europe. This is
very important, especially if you are over 65, over 70, over 75, over 80 or over 85 as you could face
substantial bills for medical treatment and/ or returning home by air
ambulance. This applies whether you need long stay travel insurance or just insurance for a
Is the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Enough
The EHIC (Successor to the E111) confirms that you are
entitled to medical treatment in a state-run hospital in the European
Union. It does NOT cover, for instance, the cost of a flight home,
cancellation costs if family have to return earlier or later.
One advantage of the EHIC is that some travel insurance
companies will remove or reduce the medical expenses excess on their
policy if treatment is made via the EHIC scheme.
Countries regarded by travel insurance as 'Europe'
well as the EU, travel insurance companies often include other
countries. However not all travel insurance companies include the same
countries. This means that you must be careful that the travel
insurance you select does include the appropriate country in its
As we are travel insurance brokers we are agents for many companies and thus
know which ones include additional countries in their rating. Examples of countries
classified by some of our insurance companies are shown below.
The continent of Europe west of the
Iceland, The Canary Islands, The Azores
Turkey in Asia, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya
Are travel insurance premiums the same for all
No: Whilst some travel insurance companies
regard all of Europe as one area, some companies are now splitting Europe
into two distinct regions. For instance some may regard Spain, Turkey,
Cyprus and the Canary Islands as slightly more expensive due to higher
than average medical bills.
travel insurance companies extend 'Europe', as mentioned, to include
countries bordering the Mediterranean - including African ones.
To get the cheap rate for travel insurance
Our travel insurance quotation system automatically works out which
countries are regarded as 'Europe' by which travel insurance company. This means you can
obtain the cheapest possible quote for your travel insurance.
cover any age of traveler - it does not matter if you are over 65, over 70, over 75, over 80
or even over 85
Foreign & Commonwealth Office has information about European countries
Specialised travel insurance needs.
Even if you are over 65 we can meet your travel
insurance needs for to 365 days away or 93 days a trip for annual travel
insurance. So if you are over 65 more information about our travel
insurance for the over 65 policies, terms and conditions, including
cover for medical conditions.
When over 70 travel insurance is still available for up
to 365 days for a single trip, winter sports, or annual travel insurance
for 93 days a trip. Further information about over
70 travel insurance is available with instant quotes and buy online.
Still no problem - the over 75 can still obtain long
stay travel insurance for a year and winter sports covers. It doesn't
matter if going to the USA, Worldwide or just Europe and medical
conditions can be covered. You can obtain an over
75 travel insurance quote through our online quotation system and
Our unique Redwood travel insurance is suitable for
travelers over 80 with online screening for medical conditions, with
single trips for 366 days available. More information on over
80 travel insurance is available though our dedicated page.
Winter sports cover for travel insurance is available up
to 85. Information about winter
sports travel insurance is available including various activities,
with cheap premiums, especially for the USA and Canada.
Cheap backpacker travel insurance is available. Cover is
more limited but backpacker
travel insurance can be exceedingly cheap especially with a large
to our main cheap travel insurance page | Single
trip travel insurance