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Making a claim online

The quickest and easiest way to make a claim on your Post Office Travel Insurance is online

  1. Claim any time

    Submit a claim online any time 24/7. Enter your details, select who was involved, and tell us what happened and when

  2. Upload your documents

    No need to send or wait for documents in the post. Just upload them or take a photo on your device and upload that

  3. Save your progress

    Don’t have everything you need? You can save where you’re up to and come back to complete your claim later

  4. Get an instant decision

    We’ll check your claim and share our decision.

Claim online on your gadget cover

If you bought our optional gadget cover with your policy and need to claim against it, our partner Taurus Insurance Services Limited is ready to help.

Please read the claims guide and complete the online claim form. Or you can email

It’s easy to claim online

Start your claim online, save your progress and continue when you have everything you need. This video gives an overview of what to expect.

Making a claim by phone

If you’d rather talk to one of our team about your claim, give us a call.

  1. Call our claims line

    For all other claims call 0333 333 9702 (1) 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. We’ll talk you through the first steps and answer your questions 

  2. Complete a claims form

    We’ll post a claims form for you to complete and return. Make sure you keep a copy for your own records too

  3. We’ll confirm our decision

    We’ll check your claim and reply to you with our decision. If your claim’s successful, we’ll confirm when and how it will be paid

Claims on the phone on your gadget cover

If you bought our optional gadget cover with your policy and need to claim against it, our partner Taurus Insurance Service Limited is ready to help.

Please contact Taurus Insurance Services Limited on +44 (0) 330 020 0024 (1)

Check you’re covered before you claim

To access your policy documents, select your cover level then tell us the date you bought your cover.

Need help with your online claim?

This video takes you step by step through what’s needed to register an initial claim online.

How to make sure you’re calling the right team

We’ve different numbers to call for help in medical emergencies or to make non-emergency claims

In a medical emergency

Call our emergency medical support team (1) 0208 865 3074

Available 24/7

To make a claim

Call our claims team (1) 0333 333 9702

Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays

Common questions about how to claim

  • Make sure you take a copy of all your travel insurance documents away with you – printed and/or on your digital device like a smartphone or tablet – in case you need to call on it while you’re there. 

    In the event something happens you may need to claim for, gather all the relevant documentation that’s likely to be needed during the claims process. You might need to collect some of this while you’re away. It will help to validate cover and the circumstances of the loss, making it more likely your claim will be paid. You can find a full list of required documentation in the policy wording.

    You should also keep all evidence of purchases such as receipts and accounts, as these are also likely to be needed when you claim.

    Report any lost, stolen or damaged belongings to the police within 24 hours of the incident. You should obtain a written report from them to help support your claim. If you’re faced with a delay on your travels that you may need to claim for – whether it’s for a flight, ferry crossing, coach journey or train ride, always obtain written confirmation from the operator.

  • If you’re phoning our team to make a claim, please have the following information to hand when you first speak to us:

    All sections

    • Policy Certificate
    • Proof that you booked travel and accommodation, such as a booking invoice

    Cancelling your trip, Cutting short your trip, Emergency Medical Expenses and Medical Repatriation

    • Confirmation of all cancellation(s) including any refunds already given
    • Medical reports / medical certificate / lateral flow test if claiming for Covid-19
    • Booking terms and conditions
    • Death certificates
    • Invoices and receipts for your expenses 
    • Receipts or confirmation of any payments you have made
    • Written confirmation from appropriate authority of length and place of compulsory quarantine for Covid-19
    • A letter from your employer proving your redundancy
    • A police report for any lost/stolen travel documents

    Delay and Abandonment

    • Written confirmation from the carrier stating the period of and reason for any delay
    • Receipts confirming additional transport costs

    Substitute Accommodation

    • Evidence from your original accommodation provider of the length and reason for closure of the accommodation
    • Evidence of additional costs you have incurred

    Missed Departure (UK and Outside the UK)

    • Police or motoring authorities report stating any delay and the cause
    • Evidence of vehicle recovery or repair
    • Evidence of the costs of additional accommodation and transport

    Unexpected Costs for Covid Testing or Hotel Quarantine

    • Proof of your additional costs for Covid-19 testing and/or quarantining

    Personal Baggage and Baggage Delay, Personal Money, Travel Documents and Gadgets

    • Police report or written report from travel provider detailing your reported loss
    • Police report for any lost/stolen item(s)
    • Property irregularity report from an airline
    • Written confirmation from the airline or travel company stating the length of delay
    • Proof of ownership and value of items claimed for such as receipts
    • Claims for loss or theft of mobile phones, we will ask for proof the service provider has been contacted and asked to discontinue the service
    • Evidence of withdrawal of bank notes or currency

    Please refer to the policy wording for the full list of requirements.

  • Call our emergency medical assistance line immediately in the event of a death or accidental injury, illness or dental issues while away that’s likely to need:

    • Hospitalisation
    • Repatriation to the UK
    • Changes to your travel plans, and/or
    • Other medical costs

    Call our team any time 24/7 on +44 (0) 208 865 3074 (1). They're ready to help.

  • As soon as you know you’ll be in a medical facility for at least 24 hours while you’re away, call our emergency medical assistance line on +44 (0) 208 865 3074 (1). Our team can help by:

    • liaising with hospitals and medical facilities for you about your treatment and their costs
    • arranging transportation for you back to the UK (repatriation) if needed
    • arranging transfers by ambulance once you’ve returned to the UK
    • arranging travel for immediate relatives or others in your travel party

    Remember to keep all receipts and medical reports so that you can use them to support your claim when back in the UK. Please note that it may be easier for you to pay minor medical costs yourself in some instances.

  • For some online claims, depending on their nature, you may receive an instant decision. If you’re making a claim on the phone for a travel delay or emergency medical expenses claims up to £350 (after any excess that applies), you may receive a decision over the phone. We aim to assess your claim within five working days of receiving your completed claim form, either online or in the post. If we need you to provide more information to support your claim, we’ll assess what you send within five working days too. In some cases a loss adjuster may be appointed to discuss your claim in person.

  • In the event of an incident for which you may need to claim against your policy’s public liability provision, such as accidental damage to property or injury to a third party, do not discuss, agree or pay any potential claim against you. Please contact our team on 0333 333 9702 (1) to discuss your next steps. Lines are open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

  • If you’re only partway through making a claim online and need to come back to it later, eg to add documents you don’t have to hand now, you can save your progress and come back. You’ll be given a claim number and can use this to resume and complete your claim later when you have everything you need.

  • You should notify us of a claim as soon as possible. You can do this online or by calling 0333 333 9702 (1). All claims, however you make them, should be submitted within 60 days of returning from your trip.

    The exception is when you need 24-hour emergency medical assistance. For this, you must call the dedicated number +44 (0) 208 865 3074 (1) as soon as you know you’ll be spending at least 24 hours in a hospital or other medical facility.

  • No, you can’t claim from two different travel insurance providers. If you have two travel insurance policies, each provider will pay only their share of the claim.

    Having two insurance policies can also make the claims process more complicated. For instance, one insurer may need to check with the other what they are or aren’t prepared to cover, which can slow things down.

    What’s more, you’d effectively have to make two claims for the same likely outcome as if you had just one policy.

  • Yes, keep any damaged items that you plan to claim for as they may be needed later, either to salvage or for assessment purposes. Don’t throw them away at least until your claim has been concluded.

  • Read all Travel Insurance FAQs

Need some help?

Travel insurance help and support

For emergency medical assistance, to make a claim, find answers to common questions about our cover or get in touch:

Visit our travel insurance support page

About our travel insurance

Post Office® Travel Insurance is arranged by Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited.

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: 100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7ER. Post Office and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.

These details can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting the Financial Conduct Authority website and searching by Firm Reference Number (FRN).


(1) 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. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training and compliance purposes.