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.
Take out Post Office® Travel Insurance for your kids or encourage them to buy a policy themselves and take a weight off your mind.
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 & Development Office (FCDO).
Having Post Office 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.
We'll help look after them in other ways too
All of our policies offer cover up to £100 for your mobile/smart phone. However, why not take out our Gadget cover? For an additional premium, we can provide cover for your mobile phone up to £1000.
We also cover loss or damage to backpacks and other luggage. We'll even pay towards the cost of an emergency replacement passport.
All medical conditions considered
Post Office Travel Insurance covers most pre-existing medical conditions. Get a quote today to see if we can cover you. If you have a serious pre-existing medical condition that Post Office Travel Insurance cannot offer cover for, the Money and Pensions Scheme (MaPS) have launched a directory listing companies that may be able to help you. The directory can be accessed by either clicking here or calling 0800 138 7777.
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.
Please note, the EHIC is being withdrawn from 1 January 2021.
Award winning travel insurance provider
We have experience in helping people on holiday all over the globe.
We’ve been voted one of the best British Travel Insurance Providers at the British Travel Awards, 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® 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 tab.