Travel Insurance

Whether you’re taking a short break or a long vacation, it’s important to know you can get help if you need it. With cover for almost everything from a cancelled flight or lost suitcase to a sudden unexpected illness, Absa Travel Insurance lets you relax and enjoy your journey.

We offer a range of tailor-made travel insurance solutions. Choose the option that suits your lifestyle:

  • Automatic Basic Cover (for travellers under 75 who purchase and pay the full cost of their air tickets with their Absa credit card, and is valid for trips of up to 90 days)
    • The benefits include emergency medical expenses and associated expenses, personal accident cover and Absa Travel Assistant. Your limits of cover are linked to your credit card and you are advised to check this before you travel to ensure you have sufficient cover
  • Optional Top-Up Cover (consisting of three comprehensive travel insurance packages to suit your needs and is valid for trips of up to 184 days)
    •  Rates are calculated according to the following age bands:
      • 3 months to 59 years of age (inclusive)
      • 60 years to 69 years of age (inclusive)
      • 70 years to 74 years (inclusive)
    • These comprehensive offers include additional cover for emergency medical and associated expenses, personal accident insurance as well as trip cancellation/curtailment, baggage loss/theft, legal expenses, hi-jack and wrongful detention and personal loss of money or passport, as outlined in your policy
    • Cover can also be purchased for trips of up to 90 / 120 / 184 days
  • Seniors Cover (for travellers between 75 and 85 and is valid for up to 184 days)
    • Offering senior travellers comprehensive travel insurance cover for emergency medical and associated expenses, personal accident insurance, trip cancellation/curtailment, baggage loss/theft, legal expenses, hi-jack and wrongful detention and personal loss of money or passport

We also offer additional benefits to suit your needs:

  • Discounted cover for couples, families/friends and groups (10 – 15 people) travelling together on an identical itinerary
  • An annual multi-trip option which provides you with cover for an unlimited number of trips within a 12 month period (for trips not exceeding 90 days)
  • Increased limits of cover on selected travel insurance benefits by paying an additional premium


Did You Know?
  • There are certain requirements that travellers need to adhere to in order to qualify for a Schengen visa, specifically travellers with pre-existing medical conditions. Call us for full details on Schengen embassy letter requirements
  • Cancellation cover starts from the date of purchase of your optional top up cover. When you book your holiday cover yourself by buying the right cover as well
  • You can buy up additional cover for pre-existing medical, baggage and cancellation & curtailment

What you get on automatic basic cover
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses cover: supported by our emergency medical assistance provider, Europ Assistance. This ensures that the right medical advisers are consulted, appropriate medical treatment is provided and any necessary medical fees are covered should you fall ill or have an accident abroad. Additionally, should you or a stranded travel companion need to return to South Africa as a result of a medical claim, we will arrange your return
  • Personal Accident cover: automatic financial protection against disability and death, protecting yourself and those who depend on you
  • Absa Travel Assistant: a help line service available 24 hours a day, which will ensure your travel problems are dealt with as easily and conveniently as possible, including obtaining information about visas and inoculations, emergency medical evaluation and repatriation, return of mortal remains, transmission of urgent messages and legal assistance
What you get when you select additional optional top-up cover?
  • Additional Emergency medical and associated expenses cover
  • Additional Personal Accident cover
  • Trip Cancellation or Curtailment (cutting your trip short) due to medical reasons, an unexpected personal tragedy, travel delay or missed connections
  • Baggage and personal belongings protection to cover the loss, theft or accidental damage of your personal belongings or baggage and the loss or theft of your personal money and documents
  • Travelling inconvenience benefits to cover you for events such as missed connections, travel delay, ticket upgrades, natural disaster and baggage delay
  • Personal Liability cover to protect you against the cost of damage you cause to a third party or property
  • Legal expenses cover towards your costs should you need to seek legal counsel

Contact Travel Insurance
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What it Costs

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