You can't look after them when they're far away. But our travel insurance can. It's a proud feeling when children turn eighteen and start holidaying on their own. Although, perhaps it's tinged with a feeling of relief.
But you can't help but worry a little too. What happens if they lose their passports? Will they be robbed or have an accident? How can you help them if they run into trouble when you're so far away?
Young, carefree - and not concerned about travel insurance
If you want to rest assured your kids have cover when they are away, take out some travel insurance on their behalf. Because they may not have arranged it themselves.
According to the Association of British Travel Agents a third of 16 - 24 year olds travelled uninsured in 2015*. (Although 25 - 34 year olds are hardly more responsible, 32% of them didn't bother with insurance either.) Take out Post Office Money® Travel Insurance for your kids and take a weight off your mind. If you take out our travel insurance you'll be able to cover them almost anywhere they want to visit.
Some countries are riskier for tourists than others - it’s wise to check before plans are made and flights booked. If you need to confirm that we are able to provide cover for where your children are travelling, call our helpline on 0330 123 3690. You may also want to check with the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Having Post Office Money Travel Insurance means that if they get involved in an accident or unexpectedly fall ill while they are away, we will be able to cover some or all of the costs. So we'll try to ensure that they get the treatment they need, so that you do not have to pick up all of the bill.
In common with most travel insurance policies, injury or mishaps that occur as a result of careless or negligent acts like balconing & tombstoning or being under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs will not be covered. Please read our policy document for full details.
We could save them - and you - from paying out a small fortune
That's especially reassuring to know if they are exploring the United States or Canada, where emergency medical treatment can be prohibitively expensive. If they end up somewhere remote needing medical assistance we can help too. We'll try to get them to the nearest suitable hospital if a doctor determines that they need medical treatment. If necessary, we can even get them back home as soon as possible.
Without adequate cover the costs soon add up
We'll help look after them in other ways too
If their smartphone gets damaged, lost or stolen, we’ll pay up to £100 towards its repair or replacement. We also cover loss or damage to backpacks and other luggage. We'll even pay towards the cost of an emergency replacement passport.
Make sure they know about EHIC
If your children are travelling to Europe help them to get a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). It's free, so make sure no one tries to charge. And it means they might receive state-provided medical healthcare for less. However, our travel insurance cover could pay more of the cost for you.
Award winning travel insurance †
As one of Britain's favourite providers of travel insurance, you can trust us to help look after your kids when they travel away. We have experience in helping people on holiday all over the globe and were voted the best Travel Insurance Provider for ten years in a row.
Your kids might be travelling the world alone, but they still need looking after. So find out how little it costs to protect them with our travel insurance.
The availability of cover options is dependent upon the level of cover you select. Conditions and exclusions apply. For full details of what's included with your cover, check the policy documents.
* ABTA Consumer Trends Survey 2015
† Post Office was voted the 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' each year from 2006 to 2015 by the British Travel Awards. This independent company awarded the Post Office as the winner because we received more votes from the UK public than any other provider.
0330 & 0333: Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calling a standard geographic number starting with 01 or 02 from your fixed line or mobile and may be included in your call package dependent on your service provider.
0800: All calls to 0800 numbers are free of charge whether made from a landline or mobile phone. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training and compliance purposes.
Post Office Money® Travel Insurance is arranged by Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited. Post Office Money® Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE, FRN 202715, and Europäische Reiseversicherung A.G. (ERV), FRN 220041, and administered by Collinson Insurance Services Limited, FRN 311883.
Post Office Limited is an appointed representative of Post Office Management Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 630318. Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited are registered in England and Wales. Registered numbers 2154540 and 08459718 respectively. Registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ. Post Office Money and the Post Office Money logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.
Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE is registered in England and Wales, registered number SE000083. Registered Office: Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3AJ. Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Europäische Reiseversicherung A.G. (ERV) is registered in Germany and trades in the United Kingdom as ETI International Travel Protection, Companies House Registration FC 25660 and Branch Registration BR 007939. ERV is authorised by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (www.bafin.de) and the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the extent of its regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from ERV on request.
Collinson Insurance Services Limited is registered in England & Wales, registered number 758979. Registered Office: Cutlers Exchange, 123 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7BU. Collinson Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.