Although it can be difficult to get travel insurance policies for those who are 65 and over,

at Columbus we have a very different view. Life is for the living, why should your wings be clipped simply because you’ve hit retirement age? We can offer you single trip travel insurance up to the age of 85. Alternatively, our annual multi trip insurance has a maximum age of 74. We can also offer cover for pre-existing medical conditions.

Often it’s when you hit retirement age that the world, and all that it offers, can truly open up to you. Prior to this date, children, work commitments and the constant treadmill of everyday life can mean that our dreams have to be put off until another day. If you’re now 65 or over, isn’t it time you gently push all those other commitments to one side? Why not put yourself first and seize the day.

Whether you want to sit and admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal, explore the vast oceans on a world cruise or saunter through the lush vineyards of France, there isn’t a better time to do it. The great news is that you don’t have to venture out into the unknown alone; we can be there with you.


Key benefits with our 65 and over travel insurance include:

  • Travel insurance from age 65 to 85.
  • Annual multi-trip cover available up to age 74.
  • Cover for many pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Medical costs covered up to £15 million.
  • USA and Canada cover can be offered upon request
  • Ski and winter sports insurance is optional.
  • A range of sports and activities come standard with your policy.
  • More challenging sports can be added as additional extras.

Don’t let the thought of a health scare put you off going and exploring the amazing world that we live in.

If you take out a policy with us, you can rest assured that your medical requirements will be met, if you were to suffer from an unforeseen illness or injury. Emergency medical expenses and repatriation up to 15 million pounds are covered under your policy. You will be given access to the right specialists when you need them. Even emergency dental care to alleviate unforeseen pain is taken care of. So relax, let us shoulder the responsibility and take on the risk of the unexpected. All you need to do is decide where you want to go to first, pack your bags and remember your sun cream!

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