Travelling whilst pregnant

When you’re planning for a new baby, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you have the right travel insurance cover. Finding cover for you and your family doesn’t have to be difficult.

At Sainsbury’s Bank, we like to make things simple, so that you can look forward to your trip, and travel with confidence.

Things you need to consider when travelling whilst pregnant:

  • It is important that your midwife or GP confirms that you are safe to travel.
  • If you have had any complications with your pregnancy, you need to declare this in the same way you would declare any other pre-existing medical conditions. This will ensure your cover protects you.
  • If you are travelling by air or ferry, check your travel providers’ policy. Some airlines and ferry operators may not permit travel towards the later stages of your pregnancy.
  • Some policies may not cover costs relating to your pregnancy or childbirth if you are travelling close to your expected date of delivery. For example, if your expected date of delivery is less than 12 weeks after the end of your trip, or 16 weeks for a multiple birth.

For more helpful advice about travelling while pregnant visit the NHS website.

Take the Stress Out of Finding Insurance For Pregnant Travellers


Whether you are planning a short city break or a longer holiday, it is essential that you have the right travel insurance cover in place. A Sainsbury’s Bank Travel insurance policy – whether it’s our single trip, annual trip or extended stay – can be tailored to suit your individual needs, giving you peace of mind that you’re covered.

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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 [DATE MONTH YEAR].

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance is underwritten by ETI International Travel Protection, the UK branch of Europäische Reiseversicherung (ERV) AG, which is registered at Companies House FC 25660, branch registration BR 007939. ERV is authorised by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BAFIN - www.bafin.de) and the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Europäische Reiseversicherung (ERV) AG’s reference number is 220041 and registered address is Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AJ.

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.