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Seniors travel insurance

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Why compare seniors travel insurance with Finder?

  • We compare prices from more travel insurance brands than any other site in Australia

  • You pay the same price as buying directly from the travel insurer

  • We've got policies covering ages from 60 to 120 and beyond

  • We've got policies that can cover pre-existing conditions

  • We don't ask for your phone or email to see prices

Who offers travel insurance to seniors?

BrandAge limitApply
ahm life insurance
ahm
99 and underGet a quote
Cover-More travel insurance

Cover-More

99 and underGet a quote
Easy travel insurance

Easy

125 and underGet a quote
Fast Cover LogoFast Cover89 and underGet a quote
Freely travel insurance

Freely

99 and underGet a quote
insureandgo

InsureandGo

100 and underGet a quote
Kogan travel insurance logo
Kogan
125 and underGet a quote
Medibank travel insurance

Medibank

99 and underGet a quote
Southern cross travel insurance

Southern Cross

118 and underGet a quote
Stella travel insurance logo

Stella

99 and underGet a quote
Tick Logo

Tick

100 and underGet a quote
travel insurance saver logo

Travel Insurance Saver

110 and underGet a quote
WAS Logo
Wise and Silent
99 and underGet a quote
Travel Protect
Travel Protect
99 and underGet a quote
Zoom travel insurance

Zoom

85 and underGet a quote
1-cover-new1

1cover

130 and underMore info
All Clear Logo

AllClear

99 and underGet a quote
Australia Post

Australia Post

99 and underGet a quote
Australian Seniors

Australian Seniors

120 and underMore info
Boomers logo

Boomers

120 and underMore info
NRMA logoNRMA99 and underMore info
worldcare travel insurance logo

Worldcare

120 and underMore info

Note: This information was last updated April 2024

What should seniors travel insurance cover?

Hospital

Medical expenses

Most comprehensive travel insurance policies cover you for unlimited medical expenses if you need to go to hospital. They also typically cover medical evacuations.

Plane icon

Delays and cancellations

29% of Australians, equivalent to around 5.8 million people, have had their flight delayed or cancelled in the last 12 months, according to Finder research. Travel insurance can cover you for cancelled or delayed flights.

Coronavirus

COVID-19 expenses

Many travel insurance policies now cover COVID-related expenses. This includes if you need to cancel or rearrange your trip due to COVID.

Lost luggage

Luggage and personal belongings

A good travel insurance policy should cover you for lost and delayed luggage, credit cards, traveller's cheques and personal items. This could be really helpful as according to Finder's latest 2023 research, almost 8% of Australians have lost personal items when travelling.

How do travel insurers cover pre-existing conditions?

Several travel insurers will automatically cover you for certain pre-existing medical conditions. This can include diabetes, hypertension and skin cancer.

If you have any pre-existing conditions, you should always let your insurer know. You can do this by completing a medical assessment.

It may be able to offer you cover for your pre-existing medical condition – but it's likely to cost you more. Alternatively, it may agree to cover you but not for any claims related to your pre-existing condition.

It's tempting not to mention your pre-existing condition but it's not worth the risk. If you don't tell the insurer, it can deny any future claim you may make.

How can I find cheap travel insurance for seniors?

Regardless of how active you are, most insurers add age loadings to policies – meaning you will typically pay more as you get older, however, there are ways you can reduce your costs.

  • Use discounts. Take advantage of online discounts to save some extra money.
  • Choose a higher excess. A policy's excess is the amount you need to contribute towards a claim. All travel insurers charge an excess, typically around $100–$250. Some will allow you to increase your excess in return for a cheaper policy. The only downside is that if you do need to make a claim, the excess will be on the more expensive side.
  • Take your grandchildren for free. Lots of insurers can cover your grandchildren for free, sometimes up to the age of 25, so long as they're not in full-time employment.
  • Get more than medical cover. 29% of Australians have experienced a delayed or cancelled flight in the last 12 months, according to 2023 Finder research. It's tempting to save by getting medical-only travel insurance but it might not save you money in the long run.

Cheap travel insurance

What is the cost of travel insurance for seniors?

As part of the 2023 Finder Awards, we collected data on almost 200 quotes for seniors. We had a look at a single 79-year-old travelling for 2 weeks in Australia (domestic) and a few other destinations like New Zealand, Bali, Europe and the US (international).

We found the average cost of a seniors domestic policy was $510 and an international policy was steeper at $786.
Graphic comparing average cost of travel insurance for a senior travelling domestic ($510) and international ($786)

Senior travel insurance tips

Book early

Your cancellation cover starts as soon as you take out a policy. This means if something goes wrong and you need to cancel or rearrange your trip, you'll be covered.

Get COVID cover

"COVID still makes up 11% of all claims paid to customers," CEO of Southern Cross Travel Insurance, Jo McCauley, says. "On average we are paying out claims for cancellation and travel disruption due to COVID to the value of $1,500."

Disclose any pre-existing medical conditions

You can do this when you apply for a policy. Travel insurers have made this process much simpler these days. In most cases, you just need to fill out a short questionnaire.

Take documents with you

Keep a copy of your travel insurance policy as well as any medication you may take. This can make claiming simpler while you're overseas.

Why you can trust Finder's travel insurance experts

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