Holidays should be stress-free

We’ll cover you for unexpected incidents that may affect your travel, from a cancelled flight to a lost suitcase or a sudden illness. Absa Travel Insurance options will ensure that you relax and enjoy every journey. Choose the travel insurance option that suits you best.

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Stress-free travel

Your top-up cover will cover you for the loss of baggage, money or bank cards, the rejection or delay of your visa, missing a connecting flight or cancelling or delaying your trip.

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Discounts

Discounted rates for couples, families and groups travelling together.

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Frequent travellers

Unlimited number of trips (maximum trip duration is 90 days) done within 12 months are covered by our annual multi-trip option.

What you need to know
  • Already an Absa customer?

    As a holder of a qualifying Absa Visa card, you automatically get up to 90 days’ Basic Travel Insurance for international journeys when purchasing your return travel ticket(s) with your card. Automatic Basic Travel Insurance is available for travellers between three months and 74 years old.

  • Top-up cover

    If you need more cover you can easily add more benefits to your Automatic Basic Cover.

     

  • Exclusions

    War is a general exclusion on all Bryte policies. Due to sanctions as well as the prevailing conditions please note that cover on all policies (Basic Travel Insurance as well as Top-up cover) for travel to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated airspace has been suspended until further notice.

     

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Automatic Basic Travel Insurance

Get 90 days’ Automatic Basic Travel Insurance for international trips. You also get medical cover for expenses and personal accidents, plus selected travel-assisted services.

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Optional top-up cover

Supplement your Automatic Basic Travel Insurance with a range of benefits that cater for trips up to 184 days.

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Top-up Cover for seniors

If you're between 75 and 85 years old, this cover gives you travel insurance for 90, 120 or 184 days or an annual multi-trip.

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Exclusive seniors

Get exclusive cover for 31 days if you are between 86 and 89 years old. Specific terms and conditions apply.

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  • As a cardholder of a qualifying Absa card, you qualify for up to 90 days’ Automatic Basic Travel Insurance for international journeys when purchasing your return travel ticket(s) with your credit card.
  • Available for travellers between the ages of three months and 74 years.
  • Basic Travel Insurance does not cover pre-existing medical conditions and may not include cover for certain hazardous activities. A pre-existing medical condition includes any doctor’s consultation or medical advice or treatment (including prescription medication) that you may have received for any chronic or recurring illness or injury in the year before the insurance under this policy started.
  • You have a choice of three optional top-up plans to supplement the Automatic Basic Travel Insurance available to you. Please refer to the optional top-up schedules of benefits in the policy for detailed information on the benefits and limits offered.
  • Your card must be used for payment at a point of sale (POS), or you can pay for your public transport carrier ticket by using an online purchase facility (Card Not Present transaction). EFT transactions (payment from the credit card account) do not qualify.
  • You only qualify for automatic basic cover benefits when your insured journey begins and ends in South Africa.

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Visit the Bryte website get your Automatic Basic Cover confirmation, an Absa quote or buy your Absa Top Up Travel Insurance.

Absa Travel Insurance is underwritten by Bryte Insurance Company Limited, a licensed insurer and an authorised FSP (17703).

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With Optional Top-up Cover, you can add more benefits to your Automatic Basic Cover.

Rates are calculated according to the following age groups:

  • Three months to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years

You can choose from the following trip duration options:

  • One to 90 days
  • 91 to 120 days
  • 121 to 184 days
  • Annual multi-trip

The comprehensive offer covers:

  • Hijacking of a public transport carrier
  • Legal expenses
  • Lost or stolen baggage
  • Wrongful detention
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Trip cancellation/Cutting your insured journey short
  • Additional cover for emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Personal loss of money or your passport, as outlined in the policy document.

The standard optional top-up plans may not include certain hazardous activities. Please refer to the hazardous activities listed in the policy wording to ensure that you have cover for your planned activities. If your activity does not appear on our list, please call the Bryte Customer Care Centre on 0861 227 284 or email absatravel@brytesa.com to ensure that you have the appropriate cover in place.

Cover for cardiac, cardiovascular, vascular or cerebrovascular conditions

If you are 70 years or older, we do not pay for claims caused by or resulting from any cardiac, cardiovascular, vascular or cerebrovascular illness or consequences or complications that can reasonably be related to these conditions.

This exclusion will not apply if you bought the Optional Additional Cardiac, Cardiovascular, Vascular or Cerebrovascular Cover before the insured journey started.

This optional extra cover is only available to travellers between the ages of 70 and 74, including when they buy Optional Top-up Plan 1.

Cancellation Cover

Cardholders of a qualifying Absa card have two Cancellation Cover options available to them, namely: Cancellation for a named reason and Cancellation for an unnamed reason.

  • The standard Cancellation Cover for a named reason is explained on pages 66 and 67 of the policy wording document and lists specific named events for which a policyholder can claim.
  • Cancelling an insured journey for an unnamed reason is an optional benefit that can be purchased by paying an additional premium. It waives specific exclusions and allows you to potentially claim for an event that is not specifically mentioned on pages 66 and 67, as described above. This Optional Additional Cover is only available on Top-up Option 1 and carries specific conditions as outlined in the policy wording. The Travel Insurance Policy must be bought within 24 hours after making the first (full or part) payment against your travel and accommodation booking. This benefit cannot be used in conjunction with Cancellation for a named reason.
  • The specific exclusions applicable to cancellation, both named and unnamed cover, are listed on pages 71 to 72 of the policy wording. When you buy the optional cancellation cover for an unnamed reason, there are a number of exclusions that no longer apply. However, if you do not buy the optional cover for cancellation for an unnamed reason, the exclusions will apply as stated.

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View our top-up rates
Read your Travel Insurance Policy  

Visit the Bryte website get your Automatic Basic Cover confirmation, an Absa quote or buy your Absa Top Up Travel Insurance.

Absa Travel Insurance is underwritten by Bryte Insurance Company Limited, a licensed insurer and an authorised FSP (17703).

 

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This cover is specifically for travellers between the ages of 75 and 85 and is valid for 90, 120 or 184 days or an annual multi-trip.

The cover includes:

  • Hijacking of a public transport carrier
  • Legal expenses
  • Baggage loss/theft
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Trip cancellation/Cutting your insured journey short
  • Wrongful detention and personal loss of money or your passport
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance Cover for emergency medical and associated expenses.

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View our top-up rates
Read your Travel Insurance Policy  

Visit the Bryte website get your Automatic Basic Cover confirmation, an Absa quote or buy your Absa Top Up Travel Insurance.

Absa Travel Insurance is underwritten by Bryte Insurance Company Limited, a licensed insurer and an authorised FSP (17703).

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Absa also offers Exclusive Cover for Senior Travellers between the ages of 86 and 89 years. The maximum period of insurance is 31 days.

  • Before purchasing this plan, you are required to provide proof of your medical aid and a medical clearance form completed by your local treating medical practitioner. Cover is subject to pre-approval by Bryte.
  • Please refer to the Exclusive Senior Schedule of Benefits in the policy document for detailed information on the applicable benefits, benefit limits and terms and conditions.

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View our top-up rates
Read your Travel Insurance Policy  

Visit the Bryte website get your Automatic Basic Cover confirmation, an Absa quote or buy your Absa Top Up Travel Insurance.

Absa Travel Insurance is underwritten by Bryte Insurance Company Limited, a licensed insurer and an authorised FSP (17703).

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Cover has to be bought for each traveller, including children. Quoted premiums are for each insured traveller.

Discounted rates apply for couples, family/friends and groups travelling together.

Refer to the rates table below.
 

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View our top-up rates
Read your Travel Insurance Policy  

Visit the Bryte website get your Automatic Basic Cover confirmation, an Absa quote or buy your Absa Top Up Travel Insurance.

Find out more about our insurance solutions
Need to submit a claim?

We will give you all the support you need when you have to submit a travel insurance claim.

Call Bryte on 0860 222 446 or +27 (0) 10 498 7866
Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 16:30

Closed on weekends and public holidays

Email absatravelclaims@brytesa.com

Register and submit your claim here

For emergencies

Call us on +1 416 977 9288 (Reverse call charges accepted)

For any medical claims over R10 000, contact the Emergency Assistance Helpline for approval. If you do not get approval, your benefit will be limited to
R10 000.

Ensure that you have the following documents available in emergencies:

  • Travel Insurance Policy number (if Optional Top-up Cover has been bought) or the credit card number used to purchase the airline ticket
  • Current location
  • Your telephone number
  • Nature of the emergency
  • Type of assistance required
Need more help?

Speak to one of Bryte Insurance consultants to get the best insurance for your needs


Call Bryte on 0861 227 284 or +27 (0) 10 498 7856
Monday to Thursday: between 08:00 and 18:00
Fridays: between 08:00 and 17:00
Saturdays: between 08:00 and 13:00

Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Email: absatravel@brytesa.com