Getting Travel Insurance When You’re Over 55

If you are 55 or over, and looking to find the right travel insurance policy for your adventures, Sainsbury’s Bank can help. Getting older doesn’t mean life slows down, but you might find it trickier to find a suitable travel insurance policy. Our travel insurance is hassle-free, tailored to suit your requirements and perfect for older travellers who still crave a little adventure.

And we can help you cover your medical conditions too.

Remember that all insurance policies have limits and exclusions. For example, our Single trip travel insurance has no upper age limit, but our Annual multi-trip travel insurance covers travellers aged up to 80 years old.

And our Extended stay policies and all winter sports cover is only available to travellers aged up to 65 years old.


  • Up to 20% off for Nectar members*
  • 24-hour helpline available in case of medical or other emergencies while you’re away
  • Travel with confidence that your medical conditions are covered

*20% discount applies when you tell us your Nectar card number. Discount does not apply to any premium for pre-existing medical conditions and enhanced gadget cover. Offer may be altered or withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

The Travel Insurance Policy Designed Around You

Our travel insurance is designed to fit around your individual needs. Whether you are planning a cruise around the world or a golfing holiday, we can tailor your policy to suit you. We can also help if you require medical cover for pre-existing conditions. Call our friendly and helpful team today to find out more.

Travel insurance overview

Terms & conditions

This guide aims to be informative and engaging. Though it may include tips and information, it does not constitute advice and should not be used as a basis for any financial decisions. Sainsbury's Bank accepts no responsibility for the opinions and views of external contributors and the content of external websites included within this guide. All information correct at date of publication 08/08/2019.

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE (GLISE) a German insurance company. UK Branch office: Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AJ, company number SE000083. Authorised by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority: register number 769884. Details about the extent of GLISE’s authorisation and regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from the insurer on request.

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Hood Travel Limited, registered at Companies House 08318836. Hood Travel is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 597211. Hood Travel Limited’s registered address is at 1st Floor Maitland House, Warrior Square, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2JY.