ABSA Bank Travel Insurance

ABSA Bank Travel Insurance

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.


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 days91 – 120 days121 – 184 daysMulti-trip
Option 1
IndividualR845R1 645R2 140R1 819
CoupleR761R1 481R1 926
R1 637
Family/FriendsR718R1 398R1 819R1 546
R676R1 316R1 712R1 455
Option 2
IndividualR635R1 230R2 140R1 364
CoupleR572R1 107R1 445R1 228
Family/FriendsR540R1 046R1 364R1 160
GroupR508R1 984R1 284R1 091

70 years – 74 years

1 – 90 days91 – 120 days121 – 184 daysMulti-trip
Option 1
IndividualR1 060R2 060R2 675R2 408
CoupleR1 007R1 957R2 541R2 287
Family/FriendsR981R1 906R2 474R2 227
R954R1 854R2 408R2 167
Option 2
IndividualR795R1 540R2 010R1 809
CoupleR755R1 463R1 910R1 719
Family/FriendsR735R1 425R1 859R1 673
GroupR716R1 386R1 809R1 628

How to apply

How to apply for Commercial Card Travel Insurance

Contact us on 0861 227 284 or email us at [email protected]


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.


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:

[email protected]


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