Protecting your holiday from unexpected events

Travel insurance is there to help if something goes wrong while you're away or before you leave. Make sure you've got good cover before you travel.

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Travel vaccinations

Stay safe abroad by making sure you have the right vaccinations before you leave

Travelling to Thailand? Check which vaccinations you should consider before travelling.

Vaccinations for Thailand

It’s important to know what vaccinations or injections for Thailand you need to get before you leave home.

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EHIC

It is free to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). A EHIC entitles you to free and discounted state medical care in the European Union and Switzerland.

Some medications are banned outside of the UK, make sure you check before travelling.

Can you take medicine on a plane?

With airport security rules and country restrictions on medication, it can be difficult to know what medicine you can carry on a plane.

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Beach holiday packing list

From clothing to accessories to keeping entertained, we have the complete beach holiday packing list.

Wondering what to wear on a cruise? Our cruise packing checklist will make your travel planning hassle-free.

Cruise packing list

Read our guide to packing for a cruise to make sure you have everything you need set sail.

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Holiday checklist for families

Holiday checklist for families

Planning a break with the kids? Read our family holiday packing checklist for a guide to essential items whether you're skiing or lounging on the beach.

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Safety tips for winter sports

Skiing, snowboarding and skating are adrenalin-filled sports, but can also be risky. Take our winter sports quiz.

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Ski safety

If you're heading off on a ski holiday follow our 10 tips to staying safe on the slopes.

Travel Insurance

If you're considering a trip away, make sure you're protected with Post Office Travel Insurance.

Travel Insurance

Find out how to claim in the event your luggage is  lost, delayed or damaged.

Delayed, lost or damaged luggage

Find out how to claim compensation if your baggage is lost, delayed or damaged.

Find out how to claim compensation for delayed or cancelled flights.

Cancelled or delayed flights

Don't be left out of pocket if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

Your airline going bust does not mean being stranded at the airport.

What to do if your airline goes bust

Sometimes the unexpected happens, find out next steps if your airline goes bust.

If your holiday company goes bust you may be protected if you booked with an ABTA member or are ATOL protected.

If your holiday company goes bust

If your holiday company goes bust, you'll need to be aware of your options and next steps.

What is ABTA and ABTA how can the UK's largest travel trade association make you feel secure in your travel choices.

What is ABTA?

Learn more about the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), how it works and what sort of protection it offers to UK travellers.

What does ATOL protected mean?

What is ATOL protected?

ATOL protection helps offer security to UK consumers booking flights.

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Compare travel insurance

Looking for the right travel insurance? Our guide can help

Travel in real time

See key travel insurance stats in real time, as well as other stats related to how we travel

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Assisted Airport Travel

Many people need assisted airport travel but few are aware of the best way to get it. Learn more with our guide.

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Top tips for festivals overseas

Use our checklist to make sure you've got everything you need to travel abroad for festivals

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Do I need travel insurance for a UK getaway?

There may be reasons to get travel insurance for a UK getaway. Use our guide to find out.

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Keeping your valuables safe at the beach

Make sure you're keeping your valuables protected while you enjoy the sunshine

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Guide to embassies, consulates and high commissions

Everything you need to know.

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What to do if a strike affects your flight

How to deal with delays caused by strike action

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10 million British holidaymakers at risk

Almost 10 million Brits risk travelling without the right insurance, putting themselves and their families at risk

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Travel insurance for USA

What to consider when looking for travel insurance for America

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Travel insurance for Turkey

Make sure you know how to access healthcare in Turkey and what to do about travel insurance

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Travel insurance for Spain

Learn about what travel insurance can offer alongside EHIC for holidays to Spain

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Travel insurance for Morocco

Read about healthcare and getting around in Morocco, and why to get travel insurance

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Travel insurance for France

Learn about why you might need travel insurance alongside your EHIC for trips to France

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Travel insurance for Australia

Learn about travel safety and healthcare in Australia and how travel insurance could help you

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Travel insurance for Thailand

Make sure you've got travel insurance for trips to Thailand, and learn about travel risks and how to get around

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Travel insurance for Canada

Trips to Canada promise amazing sights and bustling cities, but make sure you have travel insurance

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Travel insurance for India

Make sure you know about how to access healthcare in India and what travel insurance can do for you

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Travel insurance for Ireland

While it's part of the British Isles, you may need travel insurance for holidays to Ireland

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Travel insurance for Cuba

Having travel insurance is a requirement to enter Cuba, so learn about other ways it can help

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Travel insurance for New Zealand

The famous land of Lord of the Rings and incredible landscapes is a huge draw for tourists. Find out more about travel insurance here

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Travel insurance for Dubai

Travel insurance can help with loss of property, cancellations, medical costs and more. Find out about travel insurance for Dubai here.

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Getting away from the mainstream

If you're going away this Autumn, think about trying somewhere off the beaten track. Find out more here

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Travel insurance for South Africa

Visiting South Africa offers tourists a huge amount to do, but it's important to stay safe and protected with travel insurance.

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Travel insurance for Mexico

Travel insurance is a must in Mexico to protect against loss of possessions, theft and medical emergencies.

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Travel insurance for Italy

If you're going away this Autumn, think about trying somewhere off the beaten track. Find out more here

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Don't make these holiday mistakes

Some holiday mistakes are obvious, but others are less so. Take a look at our guide to make sure you don't overspend

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Schengen Travel Insurance

If you're studying in the UK from outside Europe and want to visit the EU, you might need a Schengen visa. Here's our guide

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Travel insurance for Egypt

Travel insurance is a must-have for holidays to Egypt. Here's what you need to know

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Travel insurance for Japan

With the Hanami festival and the Rugby World Cup approaching, there has never been a better time to visit Japan. Make sure you have the right cover.

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Tips for solo female travellers

Going a way as a solo female? Here are a few tips from travel bloggers to inspire you.

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15 snow sports you didn't know we covered

There's more to mountains than skiing and snowboarding! Check out these unusual winter sports.

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Skiing for beginners

We want you to have the most fun you can on your first ski trip, so take a look at our guide on skiing for beginners.