Single Trip Travel Insurance

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Classic single trip cover from £2.69Price includes insurance premium tax and is based on an individual aged 18-64 years travelling in Europe (excluding Turkey and Egypt). Total cost of the premium is £24.25 over 9 days, Classic tier policy selected, giving an equivalent daily insurance premium cost of £2.69. Winter sports coverage and add-on cover is not included in this price. Policy terms, limitations and excesses apply. Prices are correct as of 15th April 2014. a day!

Key benefits

  • Up to £10m medical coveron Classic and PremiumBasic policies offer up to £5 million of medical cover. Medical cover is limited to £10,000 in the UK. policies when abroad: in case of accident or injury while you’re away
  • Quick claims: validated claims will be settled within five working days. This is subject to receipt of all the required supporting information
  • Family friendly: children under 18 are covered for free (dependant childrenChildren under 18 who are travelling with a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or legal guardian who is covered by this policy. Policy terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations apply. only, non-dependantsChildren under 18 who aren’t travelling with a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or legal guardian who is covered by this policy. Policy terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations apply. get a 50% discount)
Post Office ® Travel Insurance is underwritten by AXA Insurance UK Plc

How it works

There are three levels of cover to choose from; Basic, Classic and Premium – just decide which one is right for you. To be eligible for this insurance you must be a full United Kingdom Resident, have a United Kingdom home address and each trip must start and finish 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 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.

Add extra cover

You can adjust your policy before purchase by adding extra cover or changing your excess. Choose from the following options, which are available with our Classic or Premium cover:

  • 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.
  • Hazardous activities cover for experiences like scuba diving, mountain biking and sea kayaking. See the full list of activities
  • Excess waiver cover so you won’t need to pay any part of any claims you make.

Definitions

£2.69: Price includes insurance premium tax and is based on an individual aged 18-64 years travelling in Europe (excluding Turkey and Egypt). Total cost of the premium is £24.25 over 9 days, Classic tier policy selected, giving an equivalent daily insurance premium cost of £2.69. Winter sports coverage and add-on cover is not included in this price. Policy terms, limitations and excesses apply. 

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.

Classic and Premium: Basic policies offer up to £5 million of medical cover. Medical cover is limited to £10,000 in the UK.

Dependant children: Children under 18 and travelling with a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or legal guardian who is covered by this policy. Policy terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations apply.

Non-dependants: Children under 18 who aren’t travelling with a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or legal guardian who is covered by this policy. Policy terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations apply.


Here’s an at-a-glance guide to what’s covered by our Basic, Classic and PremiumBasic policies offer up to £5 million of medical cover. Medical cover is limited to £10,000 in the UK. cover options. For the full list, you can download the full comparison of cover table (PDF 60kB).

  Basic Classic Premium
limit of cover (up to) excess limit of cover (up to) excess limit of cover (up to) excess
1. Cancellation and Curtailment £500 £100
(£10 deposit loss)
£5,000 £60
(£10 deposit loss)
£10,000 £45
(£10 deposit loss)
2. Delayed Departure £200 None
 
£300
 
None

 
£400
 
None
 
2.1 First full 8 hours £15   £20   £25  
2.2 Each completed 12 hour period thereafter £15   £20   £25  
2.3 Abandonment after 12 hours £500 £100 £5,000 £60 £10,000 £45
3. Missed Departure £500 None £1,000 None £1,000 None
4. Medical, Emergency and Associated Expenses
(Cover when in UK limited to £10,000)
£5,000,000 £100 £10,000,000 £60 £10,000,000 £45
5. Hospital Benefit £500 None £800 None £1,000 None
6. Personal Accident
(for a person aged 18-70)

£10,000

None £30,000 None £30,000 None
6.1 Death £5,000   £15,000   £30,000  
6.2 Loss of sight/limbs £10,000   £25,000   £30,000  
6.3 Permanent total disablement £10,000   £30,000   £30,000  
7. Personal Accident
(for a person aged under 18 or over 70)

Death
£1,000 None £1,000 None £1,000 None
8. Personal Belongings Not available £1,500

 
£60 £2,000 £45
8.1 Single article limit   £300   £500  
8.2 Valuables limit   £300   £500  
8.3 Delayed baggage   £250   £300  
9. Personal Money and Documents
Cash
Not available £500
£250
£60 £750
£300
£45
10. Loss of Passport Not available £250 £60 £400 £45
11. Personal Liability £2,000,000 None £2,000,000 None £2,000,000 None
12. Travel Legal Guard £15,000 None £25,000 None £50,000 None
13. Legal Consultation Not available £100 None £250 None
14. Mugging Not available £50 None £200 None
15. Catastrophe Not available £500 None £1,000 None
16. Homecare Not available £250 None £500 None
17. Scheduled Airline Failure Not available £1,500 None £1,500 None
18. Financial Failure Cover Not available Not available £1,500 None
19. Petcare Not available Not available £500 None
20 Hijack, Kidnap & Illegal Detention Cover Not available £1,000 None £15,000 None

 

Optional Winter Sports Cover
  Basic Classic Premium
limit of cover (up to) excess limit of cover (up to) excess limit of cover (up to) excess
Winter Sports Equipment Not available £700 £60 £700 £45
Ski Hire Not available £300 None £300 None
Ski Pack Not available £250 None £250 None
Piste Closure Not available £300 None £300 None
Avalanche and Landslide Not available £150 None £150 None

 

Optional Golf Cover
  Basic Classic Premium
limit of cover (up to) excess limit of cover (up to) excess limit of cover (up to) excess
Golf Equipment Not available £1,000 £60 £1,000 £45
Golf Equipment Hire Not available £200 £60 £200 £45
Green Fees Not available £300 None £300 None

 

Optional Extended Baggage Cover
  Basic Classic Premium
limit of cover (up to) excess limit of cover (up to) excess limit of cover (up to) excess
Extended Baggage Not available £1,000 £60 £1,000 £45

Select the geographical areaUK – includes England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. Europe – encompasses the UK and all European Union countries including Iceland, Ireland, some former Soviet Union countries, islands in the Mediterranean, the Azores, the Canary Islands, Israel, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Madeira, but excluding any cover for Egypt and Turkey. Worldwide excluding USA, Canada and the Caribbean – includes UK, Europe, Asia, Australasia and South America, but excludes USA, Canada and the Caribbean countries. Worldwide including USA, Canada and the Caribbean – this covers all destinations worldwide. If you are travelling via the USA, Canada or the Caribbean on your way to another destination, then you may need to buy this cover. If you’re unsure, call 0800 294 2292. Medical cover is limited to £10,000 within the UK. See full policy wording for full limitations. :

UK – includes England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands.

Europe – encompasses the UK and all European Union countries including Iceland, Ireland, some former Soviet Union countries, islands in the Mediterranean, the Azores, the Canary Islands, Israel, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Madeira, but excluding any cover for Egypt and Turkey.

Worldwide excluding USA, Canada and the Caribbean – includes UK, Europe, Asia, Australasia and South America, but excludes USA, Canada and the Caribbean countries.

Worldwide including USA, Canada and the Caribbean – this covers all destinations worldwide. If you are travelling via the USA, Canada or the Caribbean on your way to another destination, then you may need to buy this cover. If you’re unsure, 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. Medical coverMedical cover is limited to £10,000 in the UK. is limited to £10,000 within the UK. See full policy wording for full limitations.

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Small print

Post Office Travel insurance is underwritten by AXA Insurance UK Plc, registered in England No.78950. Registered office 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD.  A member of the AXA group of companies.  AXA Insurance UK Plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 202312.  Post Office is a registered trademark and the Post Office logo is a trademark of Post Office Ltd.  Post Office Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Registered No. 2154540. Registered office: 148 Old Street, London EC1V 9HQ.  Post Office Limited is an Appointed Representative of Bank of Ireland (UK) Plc which is authorised by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.  Our FCA register number is 512956.

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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

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Claims

If you purchased your policy in 2014:

To make a claim 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 6172

9am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri

If you purchased your policy in 2013:

To make a claim call:

0845Calls to 0845 numbers may be charged at up to 5p per minute from a fixed line and calls from mobiles can be considerably higher. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training and compliance purposes. 602 5279

24 hours a day

Emergency medical assistance

If you purchased your policy in 2014:

To make a claim call:

+44 203 126 4410

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If you purchased your policy in 2013, call:

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