Travel insurance cover for contracting coronavirus when overseas has been included as standard by the Post Office.

It will ensure that customers are protected for emergency medical and repatriation costs if they fall ill.

But the proviso is that they only travel when there are no restrictions in place by the Foreign Office.

The new cover has been added across the product range, including single trip, annual multi trip and backpacker as the Post Office puts its travel insurance range back on sale.

Head of travel insurance, Paul Paddock, said: “We look forward to welcoming back our customers and protecting them and their upcoming travel plans, when it’s safe to travel.

“It’s likely that coronavirus will be with us for some time. By including medical cover now, we are able to support our customers for the foreseeable future.”   

The Post Office is the latest company to add coronavirus cover to its travel insurance policies, including Just Travel Cover, Saga, Holiday Extras and Staysure.

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