When purchasing travel insurance, do I use my age at the time I will be traveling or my age at the time of purchase? Published by Chris Harvey September 14, 2007 You should enter the age you are on the date you purchase the travel insurance policy. Related articles: Can I get live assistance with a quote or purchase? Are there medical conditions that are not covered by travel insurance? Should I buy travel insurance if my trip is within the USA? Does TravelSafe cover my frequent flier miles? Do any policies cover trip cancellation/trip interruption as a result of work related reason or business commitments?