Backpacker Travel Insurance



Aged 18 to 60 and looking for a gap year, career break or to travel the world? We could have the cover you're looking for.

Key benefits

  • Up to £2m medical cover when abroad: in case of accident or injury while you’re away
  • 31 days to 18 months: make your trip as long as you like
  • Come home: Make three home visits for up to one week during your trip
Post Office ® Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC and administered by Collinson Insurance Services Limited.

How it works

There are two levels of cover to choose from; Super Economy and Economy – just decide which one is right for you. To be eligible for this insurance you must reside in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man (and not spent more than 6 months abroad in the year prior to purchasing the policy), and you must be registered with a GP in the United Kingdom.

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 Line on 0330 123 3690.

Cover Options

You can adjust your policy by choosing cover options for:

  • Winter sports cover for skiing, snowboarding, and off-piste skiing with a qualified instructor. This also includes extra protection for injury and damaged or stolen equipment.
  • Excess waiver cover so you won’t need to pay any part of any claims you make.

Definitions

03 numbers: 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 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 cover: applies to travelling abroad.

Home Visits: Backpackers Travel Insurance enables you to return to your home on three occasions for a maximum of seven days on each occasion. There is no cover under any section of the policy from the time you leave the international departure point to the time you return back to your destination.

 

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2013 British Travel Award

 

The Post Office have been voted the winner of the 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' in each year from 2006 to 2013 by the British Travel Awards.com. This independent company awarded the Post Office as the winner because we received more votes from the UK public than any other provider.

2013 British Travel Award

The Post Office have been voted the winner of the 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' in each year from 2006 to 2013 by the British Travel Awards.com. This independent company awarded the Post Office as the winner because we received more votes from the UK public than any other provider.

Small print

Post Office Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC and administered by Collinson Insurance Services Limited, registered in England and Wales No. 02189462. Registered office Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AJ. Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. You can check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting the website www.fsa.gov.uk/register/firmSearchForm.do or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 0800 111 6768. Registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London, EC2Y 9AQ. Post Office Money and the Post Office Money logo are registered trade marks of Post Office Limited. Post Office and the Post Office logo are registered trade marks of Post Office Limited. Post Office Limited is an appointed representative of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Post Office Management Services Limited is an appointed representative of Resolution Compliance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 574048. Post Office Management Services is registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London, EC2Y 9AQ.

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Can we help?

To get a quote, buy your travel insurance or request a refund, call:

0330 123 3690

8am-9pm, Mon-Fri

9am-6pm, Sat

10am-5pm, Sun

Claims

To make a claim:

If your policy commenced in 2015 call:

0333 333 9702

24 hours a day

If you purchased your policy in 2014 call:

0800 294 6172

9am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri

Emergency medical assistance

To make a claim:

If your policy commenced in 2015 call:

+44 208 865 3074

24 hours a day

If you purchased your policy in 2014 call:

+44 203 126 4410

24 hours a day