Travel Insurance For Over 70s
Explore with confidence at every age. Travelling in your 70s and beyond can be a wonderful and life-fulfilling experience, but it is important to have the right type of cover that provides valuable reassurance that you can handle anything that comes your way.
From lost luggage to stolen cash or cover in a medical emergency, PassportCard is the smart choice that won’t leave you out of pocket.
Please refer to the relevant PDS before purchasing our travel insurance to understand what is, and is not, covered by the policy to ensure it is the right cover for you.
Know you’re covered in a medical emergency
For many of us, having to shell out for an unexpected medical emergency simply isn’t feasible, and when you’re already feeling unwell, the last thing you want is to be worrying about how you’ll pay for it all.
When you choose PassportCard, not only will you be covered in a medical emergency, but you’ll also have the added reassurance of 24/7 support from our Global Assistance team and instant access to funds to pay for medical expenses there and then. We’ll cover the costs, while you focus on getting better.
Cover for pre-existing medical conditions
Many of us will encounter various health issues throughout our lives, but a health issue doesn’t necessarily mean you have to put a stop to your travel dreams.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition you may need to undertake a health assessment to ensure you are safe to travel with the appropriate cover.
Travellers aged 85 years or older will also need to provide written confirmation from their registered medical practitioner confirming they are medically fit to undertake the journey.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over 85, and are unsure if you will be covered by our travel insurance, please contact our customer service team by calling 1300 123 413 for more information tailored to your personal circumstances.
Find out more about travelling with a pre-existing medical condition
Travel insurance that won’t leave you out of pocket
When you choose PassportCard, you’ll enjoy the extra peace of mind of knowing you’ll be able to cover most expenses there and then if something goes wrong.
When you purchase one of our travel insurance policies, we’ll ask you if you’d like a PassportCard to take with you on your trip. If something happens while you’re away (like your luggage is delayed, your cash is stolen or you experience a medical issue), our team can handle your claim quickly over the phone and transfer funds to your PassportCard on-the-spot**.
If approved, you’ll be able to withdraw cash to cover expenses that can arise from things like delayed luggage or stolen cash, or if it’s a medical issue, we can instantly add funds to your PassportCard so you can immediately pay for expenses when you need to.
You won’t need to fill out any paperwork and instant access to funds means you won’t be left out of pocket.
Live the adventure to its fullest
When you’re young at heart and venturing abroad, it’s only natural to want to live the experience to its fullest.
While our travel insurance includes coverage for a wide range of events that could happen while you’re away, it won’t cover you for certain activities unless you add the relevant optional extra cover.
Here’s how it works…
Choose a plan
Choose between our two plans:
Budget-friendly cover for all the essentials
Broader protection for some of the most common claims
Add extra cover for the things you might need
Add the Optional Covers that you may require for your trip
Cover While Cruising
White Sports Comprehensive
Search & Rescue Cover
Fill in your personal details and we’ll take it from there!
When you take out a policy, we’ll ask if you would like a PassportCard to take on your trips. This allow you to pay expenses for approved claims so you can get back to enjoying your holiday without being out of pocket. Most claims can be managed in minutes.
Over 70s travel insurance FAQs
If you’re fit and well, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to travel at any age. However, if you are 85 years of age or older, you will need to provide written confirmation from your registered medical practitioner that you are medically fit to undertake the journey to be eligible for our cover.
Yes, but you may need to undertake a health assessment to ensure you are safe to travel with the appropriate cover.
Yes. If you are planning to go on a cruise, make sure you add the Cover While Cruising option when purchasing your travel insurance policy.
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Tips when travelling in your 70s and beyond
Travelling later in life isn’t too different from travelling in your younger years, but if you want to make sure nothing has slipped your mind before you jet off, here are some helpful reminders on how you can prepare for your upcoming trip:
- Check your passport is valid with at least 6 months of validity left before the expiry date
- Ensure you meet the visitor entry requirements for the countries you are visiting
- Arrange a travel currency card or other method of payment to cover expenses while you’re away
- Notify your financial institution of your plans to travel
- Contact your phone provider to ensure your phone plan will cover you while you’re away or purchase a pre-paid international SIM card
- Speak to your doctor to see if you need any vaccinations prior to travelling
- If you take any medications, ensure you take a large enough supply to last the entirety of the trip, as well as some extra to cover you in case of any significant delays
- If you’re concerned an airline may question your fitness to fly, obtain a letter from your doctor confirming you’re fit for air travel
- Pre-arrange your accommodation in each location you plan to stay in
- Research your destination/s and find out if there are any cultural sensitivities you need to be aware of
- Consider pre-booking any tours or activities you want to do, as some tour operators may offer seniors discounts
- Provide details of your travel plans to a family member or close friend not travelling with you so you can be contacted in case of an emergency
- Visit the Australian government’s Smartraveller website for the latest travel advice for the destination/s you are travelling to
- Save the details of how to access emergency consular assistance in case you need it
- Organise your travel insurance with PassportCard.