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.

Plus, if you are a Nectar member you’ll get up to 20% off the cost of your policy, just give us your Nectar card number when you get a quote*.

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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.

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 Offer may be altered or withdrawn at any time without prior notice and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or coupon.

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.