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 some companies could still 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.

  • 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

Try these 8 ways to cut your travel insurance costs to help you get the best possible deal.