Travel with the peace of mind knowing you’re covered against the unforeseen. We have several travel insurance options to choose from and each comes with unique benefits.

*Absa Travel Insurance is underwritten by Bryte Insurance Company Limited. 

You get Automatic Travel Insurance
Get Basic Travel Insurance

Enjoy Basic Travel Insurance cover when you use your credit card to pay for the full cost of your return international ticket.

You get Automatic Travel Insurance
Emergency medical cover

We cover emergency, medical and associated costs of seeing a doctor, being hospitalised, medical evacuation and repatriation.

Get access to assistance services
Emergency assistance 

We assist you when you lose your travel documents, need urgent legal advice or accommodation, among other services.

Get access to assistance services
Get discounted premiums

Couples, families, friends and groups travelling together get discounted premiums.

Get discounted premiums
Optional Top-up Cover

This cover gives you comprehensive travel insurance plus a host of added benefits.

  • Basic cover

    Benefits include:

    • Emergency medical and associated expenses which covers:
      • Costs of seeing a doctor
      • Hospitalisation
      • Medical evacuation
      • Repatriation
    • Commercial card accident cover:
      • You get financial protection against disability and death, protecting you and those who depend on you against mishaps.
    • Absa travel assistance – a helpline service available 24 hours a day. The service provides access to various assistance services including:
      • Transmission of urgent messages
      • Legal assistance, embassy referral
      • Emergency travel and accommodation requirements
      • Assistance when you lose your travel documents
  • Optional Top-up Cover

    How it works

    • This consists of two comprehensive travel insurance packages to suit your needs, and is valid for trips of up to 90 or 120 days
    • Rates are calculated according to the following age bands:
      • Three months to 69 years of age (inclusive)
      • Seventy years to 74 years (inclusive)
    • These comprehensive offers include: additional 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, as outlined in your policy
    • Extended cover can also be purchased for trips of up to 184 days

Optional Top-up Cover premiums

  • 3 months – 69 years

      1 - 90 days 91 - 120 days 121 - 184 days Annual Multi-trip
    Option 1        
    Individual R875 R1 705 R2 215 R1 885
    Couple R790 R1 535 R2 000
    R1 695
    Family/Friends R745 R1 450 R1 885 R1 605
    R705 R1 365 R1 775 R1 505
    Option 2        
    Individual R690 R1 340 R1 745 R1 485
    Couple R625 R1 205 R1 570 R1 340
    Family/Friends R585 R1 140 R1 485 R1 200
    Group R555 R1 070 R1 395 R1 190
  • 70 years – 74 years

      1 - 90 days 91 - 120 days 121 - 184 days Annual Multi-trip
    Option 1        
    Individual R1 095 R2 130 R2 770 R2 495
    Couple R1 045 R2 030 R2 635
    R2 370
    Family/Friends R1 020 R1 975 R2 560 R2 310
    R990 R1 920 R2 495 R2 245
    Option 2        
    Individual R865 R1 675 R2 185 R1 970
    Couple R820 R1 595 R2 075 R1 870
    Family/Friends R800 R1 550 R2 025 R1 820
    Group R785 R1 510 R1 970 R1 775

How to apply

  • How to apply for Commercial Card Travel Insurance

    Contact us on 0861 227 284 or email us at

  • Emergency contact details

    In the event of a medical emergency please contact the Emergency Assistance Helpline on:

    +1 416 977 9288

    Please ensure you have the following information at hand:

    • Travel Insurance policy number (if Optional Top-Up Cover has been bought) or the credit card number used to buy the airline tickets
    • Current location
    • Contact telephone number where you can be reached
    • Nature of the emergency
    • Type of assistance required

    *Please note that if the insured person named in the schedule does not contact the Emergency Assistance Helpline before incurring any expenses they may want to claim for our liability which will be limited to a maximum of R2 000.


  • Claims

    For medical out-patient and inconvenience benefit claims (for example, cancellation, loss of baggage) contact us on:

    +27 11 370 9205

    For emergency medical claims and assistance, contact WTP on:

    +1 416 977 9288

    Or email us at:

    *Absa Travel Insurance is underwritten by Bryte Insurance Company Limited.

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Call us on:

0861 227 284