Yes, but the cover may cost more than for younger travellers.
Some insurers set a maximum age limit for their policies of 75 years old, but our table shows companies that could offer you cover.
This is because older travellers are more likely to make expensive claims, so insurers will either not offer you a policy, or charge you more to cover the risk.
How to find the right cover in your 80s
You need to think about:
Your medical conditions: If you have any pre-existing medical problems you must declare them to your insurer or you may not be covered. You can compare travel insurance with medical conditions here.
The length of your trip: Many insurers reduce the maximum trip length when you are older, for example some lower the length from 60 days to 31 days when you reach 65.
The type of policy you want: You will need to choose between a single trip or an annual policy; this guide explains how to work out which one is right for you.
Where you are travelling to: If you are going somewhere that has expensive healthcare, like the USA for example, it will increase the price you pay.
What activities you will do: You pay more if you take part in dangerous activities and sports, like skiing. This guide explains how to make sure your activities are covered.
Ways to keep the cost down
Use our table to compare as many quotes as you can to find the cheapest cover.
Try these 8 ways to cut your travel insurance costs to help you get the best possible deal.
Over 80s travel insurance FAQs
Can I get travel insurance when I am over 80?
Yes, but it will probably cost you more. Here is how to find travel insurance as you get older.
Why does travel insurance cost more when I am over 80?
The older you are the more likely you are to fall ill or have an accident when abroad, so insurers charge you more to cover the extra risk.
Do I legally need to have travel insurance?
No, but you should never travel without it because medical treatment abroad can cost tens of thousands of pounds or more.
Can I get travel insurance with pre-existing medical conditions?
What is the maximum trip length I can get when I am over 80?
It depends, but most insurers will reduce the maximum length when you get older, for example from 60 days to 31 days when you are over 65.
Do I need travel insurance for UK holidays?
Not for medical cover as you will be covered by the NHS, but it can cover cancellation and lost or stolen possessions, find out more here.