Post Office Resumes Travel Money Services After Covid-1930/06/2020
Post office resumes its travel money services, as the government relaxes lockdown rules and many people are now considering to travel abroad.
Since, Covid-19 pandemic Post Office’s online foreign exchange service and its branch pre-order operation, both of which were suspended in late March at the start of lockdown.
As, Post Office one of the UK’s largest provider of foreign currency re-launches its travel money services. Travellers can once again use its one in four of all UK currency transactions.
Customers planning for trips abroad will now be able to order over 60 currencies online for next day home delivery or collection from all 11,500 Post Office branches.
Also, from July 1, 2020 customers can use its online ‘click and collect’ same-day delivery services that will available at a selected number of branches nationwide.
However, weaker pound means customers will get fewer euros for their sterling than this time last year.
For an instance, travellers considering to buy £500 worth of euros at Post Office will get a rate of £1 to €1.0774 – 1.7% less than a year ago, meaning €8.49 less to spend.
In the event of a second Coronavirus wave in the UK. Post Office advises customers to retain their receipts for refunds.
As it reassures customers with “full refund guarantee in the event of holiday cancellation”.
Nick Boden, the head of Post Office Travel Money, said: “With the reintroduction of flights by leading airlines and the reopening of resorts in Europe, we feel that it is appropriate to resume our travel money services so that we can accommodate those who want to start planning trips abroad in the coming months.
“We’re following FCO advice closely and we advise holidaymakers to do the same.”
However, Post Office advises customers to spend time researching the costs they will encounter in resorts abroad. As it suggests there can be a big difference to the overall cost of a holiday overseas.
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