Travel Insurance with Covid-19 cover

Always check your policy schedule and terms and conditions, as our policy coverage has changed since the COVID outbreak, depending on when you bought your policy.

New policies sold from the 7th October 2020 include, as standard:

  • Cancellation cover if you’re diagnosed with Covid-19 within 14 days of your booked departure date
  • Cover for emergency medical treatment and repatriation if you contract Covid-19 while abroad
  • Unlimited medical expenses if you choose Platinum single trip or annual multi-trip cover

Don’t forget to check the latest Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and local government travel advice before you go. You won’t be covered if you travel against it.

For full details of the Covid-19 cover provided on new policies take a look at our policy booklet.

What is travel insurance?

Before you jet off, consider protecting yourself against holiday mishaps with Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance. Often referred to as holiday insurance, travel insurance could help cover the cost of any unexpected medical expenses or damaged personal items while you’re abroad. It could even reimburse you if you need to cancel a trip or cut it short.

Our travel insurance can be tailored to make sure you have the right level of cover in place. That means you can focus on what matters most – enjoying your holiday.

Why choose Sainsbury’s Bank?

  • Nectar members save up to 20% on all travel insurance policies*
  • We'll double the Nectar points you get on your Sainsbury's shopping and fuel when you buy annual travel insurance†
  • There’s three levels of cover to choose from – Silver, Gold or Platinum
  • Cover for unlimited medical expenses if you choose Platinum annual or single trip cover
  • 24/7 helpline available in case of medical emergencies
  • Cover for a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions

Compare travel insurance: which policy is right for you?

Wherever your adventure takes you, you should think about taking travel insurance too. Explore our travel insurance policies for your next holiday.

Single Trip

A great option if you're planning just one trip away


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Annual Multi-trip

Travel as many times as you like during the year, including cover for UK holidays


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Extended Trip

Ideal for longer trips, covering travellers for up to 548 days cover, depending on the level of cover you choose


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What does travel insurance cover?

Find out more about some of our key benefits and optional extras for ultimate travel protection.

Cruise cover

Cover for cruise-specific activities and risks


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Winter sports cover

Cover for winter sports activities and equipment


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Backpacker cover

Get cover for a backpacking adventure or round-the-world trip with our extended stay policy

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Medical cover

Medical cover is included with our travel insurance, but what level of cover is right for you?

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Family cover

Travel insurance for the whole family under one policy

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Travelling over 55

Travel insurance if you’re aged over 55


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What about pre-existing medical conditions?

All Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance policies can be tailored to cover many pre-existing medical conditions.

A pre-existing medical condition is an injury, illness, disease or other medical condition that happens before your holiday starts.

You need to declare it before you get your quote. You’ll also need to let us know about any new medical conditions that arise before your policy starts. And if the nature of a condition you’ve declared changes, you need to let us know about that too.

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Helpful travel guides

Need help getting ready for your trip? We’ve got a whole host of useful tools and information for travellers.

Solo travel

Find out how to stay safe when traveling alone

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Flying with children

Tips on making air travel with your little ones as fun and stress free as possible

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All travel guides & tools

Browse all our travel guides and tools

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Ready to get your travel insurance quote?

Whether you’re looking for comprehensive travel insurance or affordable holiday insurance for a single trip, we can help.

Buy travel insurance online or by phone so you can enjoy your well-deserved break knowing that you’re covered.

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Already have travel insurance with us?

If you already have a travel insurance policy with us and need help with something, visit our customer support section.

Not a Nectar member?

No problem; just download the Nectar app or register at nectar.com.

Want to talk to us?

Call 0345 305 2621.

Sales and service lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Closed weekend and Bank Holidays. Calls may be monitored or recorded. Calls are charged at local rates from landlines and mobiles.

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* Up to 20% discount applies when you tell us your Nectar card number. Discount does not apply to the premiums for pre-existing medical conditions or enhanced gadget cover. You won't be eligible if you buy through a price comparison website. We reserve the right to change or cancel this offer without notice.

† Double Nectar points
1. Only available to customers buying a Sainsbury's Bank Annual Travel Insurance policy
2. You need to tell us your Nectar card number when you apply; and scan or swipe that card, or input your card number, with each Sainsbury’s purchase
3. Double points begin on your policy's cover start date. If you don't tell us your Nectar card number until after your cover start date, double points will begin on the date you tell us
4. Double points stop when the policy is cancelled or you stop paying premiums
5. Each Nectar account can only collect points from one travel insurance policy
6. It’s only the base points you collect at Sainsbury’s that are doubled. Bonus points won’t be doubled, nor will any points from Argos, Habitat, Sainsbury’s Bank (including travel money purchases), Sainsbury’s Energy or any other Sainsbury’s service
7. By the 10th of each month, you'll get a bonus point award equal to the total of your qualifying points during the previous month, up to a maximum of 20,000 points
8. Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd award the points from this offer. No cash alternative is available
9. We reserve the right to change or cancel this offer without notice

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. Hood travel is an insurance intermediary providing a non-advised service. We act for and on behalf of the insurer.