A lot of older travellers face difficulties in getting travel insurance. A significant part of that is due to some insurers refusing to cover people over a certain age. This can be frustrating when you think you've found the policy for you, only to discover that you're above their maximum age limit.
That age limit can sometimes be as low as 65 (or even lower on special policies such as Backpackers insurance), but the good news is that some insurers are relaxing their attitude toward older travellers - either through an increased understanding of this market or perhaps due to the improving health of the elderly.
Furthermore, some insurers have raised their maximum ages to 70, 75, 80 or more.
Each insurer makes its own decisions about the maximum ages it will insure however the factors that can affect whether you will get cover are:
To save you a little time, we've collected the maximum ages from various insurers and put them together here. All information was based on travel to Europe (unless otherwise stated) and should help you navigate to an insurer that can help, no matter what your age.
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