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Travel Insurance

Wherever you're going on holiday, remember to pack travel insurance from Post Office. Get instant cover online today from an award-winning travel insurance provider.†

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  • All medical conditions considered
  • Optional cover for Excess Waiver, Winter Sports, Cruise, Gadget, Golf, Sports and Activities and Business Insurance are available for an additional premium.
  • 24/7 emergency assistance line
  • Choose from Single Trip, Annual Multi-trip or Backpackers Insurance >

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Travel insurance policies that suit you

We have different types of cover for whatever you have planned, all medical conditions considered

Single Trip Cover

Offering cover for anything from a short UK break to a year of travelling around the world. 

Covers you for a one-off trip up to 365 days*

Perfect for short or long trips for anywhere in the UK or abroad

Annual Multi-Trip Cover 

Travelling more than once this year? An Annual Multi-Trip policy could save you time and money.

Covers you for multiple trips for a 12 month period

You are covered up to 60 days for each trip**

Backpacker Cover >

Aged 18 to 60 and looking for a gap year, career break or to travel the world? We could have the cover you're looking for.

Covers you for one trip up to 18 months

Option to return home for up to 7 days on 3 occasions.

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All medical conditions considered

If you've an existing medical condition such as high blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes, it doesn't mean you can't have a fantastic holiday. But it's important that you are adequately insured. So as well as checking your passport and travel documents are in good order, make sure you let us know full details of all existing medical conditions.

What is travel insurance?

Travel Insurance may be able to protect you against a range of unforeseen circumstances that can negatively impact your holiday – from losing valuables to medical emergencies. There are several types of travel insurance to cater to the needs of different sorts of travellers, from those taking a gap year and backpacking around the world to those who take an annual cruise. And everything in between. You can make sure that you’re getting the best cover for your needs by reading our policy documents.


Protecting you against unforeseen circumstances

Our cover levels provides a package of travel insurance benefits which can be bought as either a Single Trip or Annual Multi-Trip policy.

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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 wording.

  • 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.

  • Airplane

    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 wording.

  • Time

    Delayed Departure <<

    Cover if your first outward or final inward international departure is delayed for 12 hours or more due to certain reasons specified in the policy wording.

  • Baggage


    Cover for items that are usually carried or worn during a trip if they are lost, stolen or damaged (subject to terms and conditions).

  • Medical Emergencies

    Personal Accident

    This is cover for the event that you’re hurt, however seriously, in an accident. Look at our policy wording for specific details.

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Additional travel insurance cover options

Post Office Travel Insurance policies are available as Single Trip, Annual Multi-Trip and Backpacker policies with a range of cover levels to suit every type of holiday. Additional cover for Ski, Cruise, Gadget and Golf are available at an additional premium.

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. >>

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

You’ll need the right cover if you’re going on a cruise. There are a number of unique things that could go wrong – like missing your departure due to a breakdown or falling ill while on board. And if you lose your luggage for that black-tie party, we may be able to help pay to hire replacements. >>

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. >>

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    Award-winning travel insurance provider †

    Post Office Premier and Elite Travel Insurance have been 5-star rated by Defaqto. ^^

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

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We’ve paid out over £150 million in claims ~

We’re there for our customers when they need us the most. Since we launched travel insurance back in 2007, we’ve paid out over £150 million in claims. In 2018 to 2019 someone bought Post Office Travel Insurance every 44 seconds. ~~

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Travel Insurance FAQs

Why do I need travel insurance?

Going on a trip abroad is an exciting experience, whether you’re relaxing on the beach or off to the snowy slopes. But no matter what the holiday, accidents can happen. From personal accidents to the loss of belongings, such incidents can be expensive and challenging to deal with – especially on foreign shores.

A holiday insurance policy could protect you should something go wrong. Losing your bags at the airport or having a nasty accident are difficult enough occurrences to deal with in themselves. You can take some of the stress away by taking out a travel insurance policy. Please note travel insurance does not cover every eventuality, please check the terms of our policy for more details.

Without insurance, things that can go wrong can prove very costly. Hospital bills outside of the EU, for example, can be expensive if you have to pay for them out of your own pocket. With holiday insurance, these costs could be paid in the event of a successful claim.

What does travel insurance cover?

Travel insurance may provide cover for medical emergencies, compensation for loss of belongings and theft, emergency situations such as mountain rescue and cancellation or delay in many situations. 

For some holidays like cruises and ski trips, you can get specialised types of cover to give you the most protection. These reflect the unique risks associated with that kind of holiday, such as mountain rescue on a ski trip or getting help to pay for replacement luggage if yours is lost during a cruise.

Why choose Post Office?

Post Office is an award-winning provider of travel insurance, having won Best Travel Insurance Provider Gold award each year from 2006 to 2015 and the Silver award in 2016 to 2018 at the British Travel Awards.

Every 44 seconds, someone protects their holiday with a Post Office policy. (Based on Travel Insurance sales from 2018 to 2019)

We have a range of cover options available to suit lots of different holidays, so you can choose the cover that suits you best.

When should I buy travel insurance?

You can get the most out of your cover by buying insurance at the same time you book your holiday.

With Post Office Travel Insurance, you’re covered from the point at which you buy your policy. Single Trip (including Backpacker) cover for cancellation begins immediately you buy a policy. For Annual Multi-Trip all cover begins from the policy start date you choose.

Why is it important to have travel insurance?

Having travel insurance is a worthwhile purchase for anyone going abroad for their holidays. Even in relatively safe locations such as central Europe, a myriad of things can go wrong. Flights can be delayed. Airlines can lose your luggage. Thieves often operate in tourist areas. And you could eat something that disagrees with you anywhere in the world.

We hope that none of these events happen to you. But if they do, you could be out of pocket – and with emergency medical problems it could be by tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds. Holiday insurance may be able to help avoid some of this risk.

If your luggage is lost, holiday insurance may not be able to replace it, but the payout from a claim can help recover any costs that you have had to pay to get temporary alternatives.

In particular, the medical cover outside of the EU offered by insurance is a necessity.

Within the EU, you may think that an EHIC can cover all of your medical needs. This isn’t true. Some of the most expensive medical services, such as repatriation, aren’t covered by EHIC.

Moreover, EHIC is limited to health cover and won’t help at all with things like cancellation, loss or theft.

Still have questions about travel insurance?

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Levels of travel insurance cover

We can offer you a choice of insurance at three different levels: Economy, Standard, Premier. We also offer Lite, Prime and Elite which are designed to allow us to offer cover to more customers with existing medical conditions.

  • Up to £2,000,000 medical cover

  • Up to £1,000 cancellation or curtailment cover

  • Up to £1,000 baggage claim cover


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Optional extras

  • Excess Waiver
  • Winter Sports cover

All of these optional covers come at an additional premium

  • Up to £5,000,000 medical cover

  • Up to £2,000 cancellation or curtailment cover

  • Up to £1,500 baggage claim cover


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Optional extras

  • Excess Waiver
  • Winter Sports cover
  • Business cover
  • Golf cover

All of these optional covers come at an additional premium

  • Rated 5 Star by Defaqto^^

  • Up to £10,000,000 medical cover

  • Up to £5,000 cancellation or curtailment cover

  • Up to £2,000 baggage claim cover


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Optional extras

  • Excess Waiver
  • Winter Sports cover
  • Business cover
  • Golf cover
  • Cruise cover

All of these optional covers come at an additional premium

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Access your Travel Insurance policy wherever you are

Download Post Office Travel app to buy or view your travel insurance policy. You can also buy and top-up our Travel Money Card wherever are you.

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Travel insurance to suit all needs

Family Travel Insurance

Kids can be a worry to parents, but if you’ve taken out travel insurance that covers your family you at least know you may be covered if something goes wrong. Children must be under 18 and in full-time education or living at home to be eligable for our family travel insurance. 

Worldwide Travel Insurance

There’s a lot to get excited about in this wide world of ours, and if you want to see it all, you’ll need the right travel insurance. We provide a range of cover to make sure you’ve got protection. Why not check out our policy wording for more details?

Over 65s Travel Insurance

Like fine wine, people mature as they get older, and have different needs. People over 65 still qualify for all of our travel insurance products except Backpacker Insurance, and can get covered to travel all over the world.

Over 18s Travel Insurance

Getting good travel insurance for wherever you're going should be a priority whenever you are looking to travel. Whether it’s an overseas festival, a gap year, a round-the-world flight or some time on the beach to recover from exam season, we’ve got a range of cover options to meet your needs.

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*The Single 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.


** Under an Annual Multi-trip policy 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.


*** 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.


^ For Single Trip (including Backpacker) cover for cancellation begins immediately you buy a policy. For Annual Multi-Trip all cover begins from the policy start date you choose. For cancellation cover to begin immediately for any trips you’ve already booked, make sure you choose the date you buy the insurance as the start date for the policy.


> Backpacker policies only available on the Economy level of cover


<< Delayed and Missed Departure is only available on Standard, Premier, Prime and Elite levels of cover.


>> Terms & conditions apply


~ This is based on Post Office Claims Data from 2007 – 2018


~~ This is based on our Travel Insurance sales from 2018 to 2019


^^ Post Office Premier and Elite Travel Insurance policies have been 5 Star rated by Defaqto. Defaqto is a financial information business, helping financial institutions and consumers make better informed decisions.


† Post Office has won a 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' award each year from 2006 to 2015 and won the Silver award from 2016 to 2018 at the British Travel Awards.