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 †
We have experience in helping people on holiday all over the globe.
We’ve been voted one of the best British Travel Insurance Providers by the UK public for over ten consecutive years. We're particularly proud of our achievement because those awards are based solely on the number of votes we receive from the UK public. In other words, we have people like you to thank for our success.
So wherever you are thinking of visiting, and whatever it is you want to experience, why not use Post Office Money® to provide your worldwide 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 Money has won the 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' each year from 2006 to 2015 and won the Silver award in 2016 at the British Travel Awards.
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 Insurance SE, UK Branch, 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 Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. Registered number of HRB 230378 in the commercial register. UK Branch office: Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AJ. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority under FRN 769884. Details about the extent of its regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority is available 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, FRN 311883.
The above details can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting the Financial Conduct Authority website and searching by Firm Reference Number (FRN).