Single Trip Travel Insurance

Get cover in place now ready for anything from a short UK break to a year of travelling the world when it’s safe to go. Single Trip Travel Insurance from an award-winning provider.


For any new policy you buy or new trip booked covered by an existing annual multi-trip policy on or after 12 March 2020, we’ll still cover any medical claims due to coronavirus if you’re travelling to an area where there’s no Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO) or Government advice against travel.


We won’t cover any other claim, under any section of the policy, relating to coronavirus including any cancellation claim.

 

Is coronavirus covered?

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Travel in confidence with Post Office.

Government guidance on travel within the UK and FCO advice on international travel may change at short notice. So it's important to check the latest advice regularly. But don’t worry. You can still get travel insurance from an award-winning provider in place today, ready for when it’s safe to visit your destination.

Then, if you fall ill while you’re overseas – even with coronavirus – we’ll cover the cost of emergency medical treatment and transport home if you need it. And, if the reason’s not coronavirus related, we’ve still got you covered for missed or delayed flights, lost or stolen luggage and passports, and even cancellation in some cases.

We don't provide any other cover for coronavirus. That includes if you have to cancel a trip because you or a close relative falls ill with or passes away from the virus.

Remember, your cover won’t count if you travel against official Government and FCO advice. So be sure before you go. Get the latest FCO advice on international travel here. Check the Government’s UK travel guidelines here. And find out what’s covered on our support page


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Travelling? Pack our Single Trip Travel Insurance

Wherever you are travelling to, and for however long you're thinking of going, don't overlook your travel insurance. It might not be the most exciting thing to think about, but it's just as important as your passport and your travel tickets. As you might have guessed from its name, Single Trip Travel Insurance is suitable cover for you if you're only going away once in the near future. Any more than that and you may be better off with Annual Multi-trip Cover.

What’s covered?

Personal liability and protection for legal costs that you might unexpectedly incur while you're away are covered. Terms and conditions apply. For full details of whats covered, take a look at our policy documents

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    Cancellation and Curtailment

    Cover for any non-refundable, unused travel and accommodation costs if you have to cancel or cut a trip short due to certain reasons specified in the policy.

  • Medical Emergencies

    Emergency Medical Expenses 

    We may be able to offer help if you need emergency medical treatment, medical repatriation and more outside your home country.

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    Missed Departure ~

    Cover for additional travel and accommodation costs if you arrive too late to travel on your booked transport due to certain reasons specified in the policy.

  • Baggage

    Baggage

    Cover for items that are usually carried or worn during a trip if they are lost, stolen or damaged.

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Additional Travel Insurance cover options

Additional cover for Natural Catastrophe and Terrorism, Enhanced Trip Disruption (including Air Space Closure), Gadget and Golf. Mandatory cover for Cruise and Winter Sports cover are available for an additional premium too.

Natural Catastrophe and Terrorism Cover

The chances of encountering a natural catastrophe or terrorist event are small, but they can happen. If you’re affected it can cause huge disruptions and worry. Our new, optional extra covers some of the unpleasant consequences such an event could have on your trip. >>

Enhanced Trip Disruption Cover

Recently, drones buzzing around caused disruption to many travellers by closing airspace. Don’t get caught out: take a look at our additional cover option to be covered for cancellation and delay from airspace closure. >>

Gadget Cover

Lots of us wouldn’t get very far without our beloved tech. Whether it’s just your smartphone or a menagerie of various tablets, laptops, drones and consoles, our gadget cover can make sure you’ve got an extra level of protection for those things you couldn’t do without. >>

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Winter Sports Cover

If you’re going skiing or snowboarding, then having specialist ski cover is mandatory. Winter Sports carry much more risk and emergency costs to airlift you from a mountain can be high, so make sure you have cover that protects you on the piste. >>

Cruise Cover

Cruise cover is mandatory if you’re going on one. But it’s important as it covers you for a raft of things that could go wrong - from missing your departure point due to a breakdown to falling ill on board; being confined to your cabin to losing your baggage. >>

Golf Cover

If you’ve gone on holiday specifically to play golf, then one of the worst things that could happen is the loss of your clubs. We make sure you’ve got cover for unpleasant eventualities, such as losing clubs, refunds for course closures and more (subject to terms and conditions).

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    We’ve won one of the Best Travel Insurance Provider awards

    Post Office has won a ‘Best Travel Insurance Provider’ award at the British Travel Awards.

     

    Our Premier and Elite policies are also Defaqto 5-star rated 

     

    Post Office has won a "Best Online Travel Insurance provider" award at the Your Money Awards.

YourMoney Award 2019 - Best Online Travel Insure Provider - Post Office
Defaqto award 2020 - Best Online Travel Insure Provider - Post Office
YourMoney Award 2019 - Best Online Travel Insure Provider - Post Office
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Single Trip Travel Insurance FAQs

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EHIC

EHIC is good, but not good enough

You may have heard about the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). It will give you some state-provided medical healthcare for less than you'd otherwise pay if you're travelling in Europe. But travel insurance will provide cover for much more, like cancellation, your luggage, and medical repatriation to the UK. Why not check out our policy for more details?

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Have cover with your bank or credit card?

You may think you have cover already. Perhaps because your bank or credit card includes it as a perk. But have a quick look at the policy to see if it gives you the cover you need. Always make sure you read the terms and conditions of any policy so that it is suitable to you and the trip you are taking. Also that you're not paying for something you don't need.


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Travel Insurance Cover types

Single Trip

  • Cover for a one-off trip in the UK or abroad.
  • Perfect for one-off trips or longer holidays up to 365 days*

Annual Multi-Trip

  • Cover for multiple trips for a 12 month period
  • You can go away multiple times in the policy year with various trips durations available**

Backpacker

  • Cover for a one-off trip up to 18 months
  • Option to return home for up to 7 days on 3 occasions.
  • For people aged 18 to 60 wanting to travel around the world for a gap year or career break
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How it works

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 Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. 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 Wording.

Definitions

*For Economy, Standard and Premier policies, the Singe trip policy will cover you for one trip up to:

365 days for persons aged up to and including age 70.

90 days for persons aged between 71 and 75.

31 days for persons aged between 76 and 85.

 

** For Economy, Standard and Premier policies under Annual Multi-Trip although you can take as many trips as you want within the policy year, there is a maximum duration for each individual trip. This limit varies depending on the cover level chosen and will be 17 or 31 days. On some policies the limit can be extended to 31, 45 or 60 days for an additional premium.

 

~ Missed Departure is available on Standard, Premier, Prime and Elite levels of cover.

 

>> Terms & conditions apply

 

> You need to register your flight online at least 24 hours before your scheduled departure time. Your free lounge access will become available on the announcement of a minimum two-hour delay, this can either be announced as one single period of delay or reached as a consequence of multiple incremental shorter delays provided that your flight departs from an airport terminal with a lounge that's part of the LoungeKey network.

Small Print

 

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: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ. Post Office and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.

 

For Economy, Standard and Premier Policies

 

Post Office® Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, and administered by Collinson Insurance Services Limited, FRN 311883.

 

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.

 

For Lite, Prime and Elite Policies

 

Post Office® Travel Insurance is underwritten by ERGO Travel Insurance Services Ltd (ETI) on behalf of Great Lakes Insurance SE (GLISE). GLISE is a German insurance company with its UK Branch office at Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AJ, company number SE000083. GLISE, UK Branch, is authorised by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority: register number 769884.

 

ETI is registered in the UK, company number 11091555. Registered office: Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street London, EC3M 3AJ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, register number 805870.

 

Details about the extent of GLISE’s authorisation and regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available on request.

 

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).