Aged 18 to 35 and looking for a gap year or career break? Explore the world and get the cover you need.
- 2 months to 1 year: make your trip as long as you like
- Come home: cover for a single two week trip back home whenever you like
Post Office ® Travel Insurance is underwritten by AXA Insurance UK Plc
How it works
Anyone who is aged between 18 and 35 and lives in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man can apply.
Pick the geographical area you’d like cover for. If you’re not sure which area is right for you call 0800Calls to 0800 numbers are normally free from UK landlines but charges may apply from mobile phones. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training and compliance purposes. 294 2292.
Explorer Travel Insurance also provides cover for more than 90 activities as standard: from fishing, abseiling and swimming to pony trekking, banana boat rides and zorbing.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition or have had a serious illness then you’ll need to complete our Health Declaration questionnaire. If the answer to any of the questions is yes, you’ll need to call our Medical Screening Department on 0800Calls to 0800 numbers are normally free from UK landlines but charges may apply from mobile phones. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training and compliance purposes. 316 0597.
Upgrade your cover
You can adjust your policy before purchase by adding extra cover or changing your excess. Choose from the following options:
- Winter sports cover for up to 28 days for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and off-piste skiing with a qualified instructor. This also includes extra protection for injury and damaged or stolen equipment.
- Hazardous activities cover for fun experiences like scuba diving, mountain biking and sea kayaking. See the full list of activities
- Reduced medical excess lets you bring the cost of this excess down from £125 to £50. See the details in the full policy document
0800 numbers: Calls to 0800 numbers are normally free from a UK landline, but charges may apply from mobile phones. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training purposes.
0845 numbers: Call costs may vary depending on your service provider. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training purposes.
Medical and personal belongings: Medical cover is limited to £10,000 in the UK and there are single item/valuable restrictions of £200.
Pick the geographical area: For the Explorer Travel Insurance policy the areas are:
Area 1 Europe – all European countries including Eire (Republic of Ireland), Russia (west of the Ural Mountains), islands in the Mediterranean, the Azores, the Canary Islands, Madeira, Iceland, Israel, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, but excluding any cover for Egypt and Turkey.
Area 2 Worldwide – including all destinations not covered by Area 1 but excluding any cover for the USA, Canada or the Caribbean.
Area 3 Worldwide – including all destinations not covered by Areas 1 and 2, inclusive of the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.
Stopovers – for the Explorer Travel Insurance policy you will be covered for in-transit stopovers to a higher rated geographical area, as long as the number of days spent within those higher rated areas does not exceed 7 days during the period of insurance.
Two-week trip back home: You'll be allowed to make one return trip to the UK of up to 14 days during the period of insurance (excluding any return trip for which a claim is being made as a result of medical emergency, repatriation or your trip being cut short). All cover ends as soon as you clear customs in the UK and starts again after the baggage check-in at the international departure point for your return flight, train or ferry. Cover will also stop if you’ve made a claim or intend to make a claim under the curtailment section. There’s no cover available for the cost of flights where your return is for a reason you’re not insured for.