If you require further information on any of the issues we raise you may find the following links useful:
You can buy your foreign currency and American Express travellers cheques from the Post Office in a number of ways:
Order online for collection at a Bureau de Change Post Office branches
Order at any Post Office branch or by calling 08458 500 900 then collect your money from a branch or have it delivered to your home
Buy on-the-spot at one of the "on-demand" Post Office branches - depending on the currency you require.
The Post Office cannot buy or sell coins and some low denomination notes. For more details call the helpline on 0845 8500 900.
The British Insurance Brokers' Association has a list of firms which provide travel insurance for people with permanent or recurring illness.