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Post Office Travel Insurance Cover Comparison

You have probably been shopping around for travel insurance providers to quote and compare. You may have come across travel insurance offered by the Post Office and considered it. Essential Travel has compiled a comparative list of features and product prices to simplify the process for you.

Compare Cover

View the difference between the cover levels for the Post Office and Essential Travel below.

Cover Features Compared Essential Travel* Post Office
Medical Expenses up to £10 million up to £10 million
Baggage up to £2,000 up to £1,500
Cancellation and Curtailment up to £5,000 up to £5,000
Personal Liability up to £2 million up to £2 million
Missed Departure up to £1,000 up to £1,000
Legal Expenses up to £25,000 up to £25,000
Hospital Benefit up to £1,200 up to £800

*from Superior Policies, figures are correct as of October 2012

Compare Prices

The following table illustrates the differences in online premiums between Essential Travel holiday insurance and Post Office travel insurance.

Prices Essential Travel* (Single) Post Office (Single) Essential Travel* (Family) Post Office (Family)
Single Trip Europe from £6.94 from £16.60 from £13.90 from £33.20
Single Trip Worldwide from £12.38 from £37.02 from £24.76 from £74.04
Annual Trip Europe from £32.39 from £40.45 from £38.46 from £64.34
Annual Trip Worldwide from £42.05 from £59.75 from £51.56 from £88.24

*from Standard Policies, prices are correct as of October 2012

The verdict

  • You SAVE up to 58% if you book Essential Travel's single trip policy to Europe
  • The policy features are similar, but with Essential Travel offering higher cover for personal belongings and baggage and hospital benefit
  • Kids under 2 travel FREE on ALL our family policies, resulting in even lower rates

About Essential Travel and Post Office Insurance

Essential Travel is one of the UK's leading travel insurance providers and has provided over 5 million customers with fully comprehensive and affordable travel insurance since 2002.

Post Office provides a range of public and private services including travel insurance, passports, licences and car tax. Its network forms part of the Royal Mail Group.

Experts' Top Tip – Remember, if you book an annual policy with Essential Travel, as an added benefit, you will also be entitled to an exclusive 10% discount on your Airport Parking for the duration of your policy!

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