Coronavirus cancellation and curtailment cover has been added to Post Office travel insurance policies.

Insurance is now available again to purchase in branches.

Post Office travel insurance went back on sale online and via its call centre in June providing emergency medical and repatriation expenses as standard against coronavirus.

Cover now includes cancellation and curtailment as a result of the virus.

Essential cover for contracting coronavirus whilst overseas is included as standard across the range, including single trip, annual multi-trip and backpacker.

This will ensure that customers are protected for emergency medical and repatriation costs if they fall ill, but providing they only travel when there are no restrictions in place by the Foreign Office.

Post Office head of travel insurance, Paul Paddock, said: “We have been busy reviewing our travel insurance policies due to coronavirus to better meet the needs of customers.

“We have added cancellation and curtailment to our policies, providing that extra reassurance for our customers.

“We recommend that as soon as people book any travel that they get a travel insurance policy to give them peace of mind in case of redundancy, illness or issues caused by coronavirus.”