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Travel Insurance

Flexible policies for UK and worldwide destinations. Underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited

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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. Discount doesn't apply to premiums for pre-existing medical conditions, enhanced gadget cover or enhanced COVID-19 cover.*
  • Choose from Silver or our 5 star Defaqto rated Gold or Platinum cover
  • 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
  • COVID cover as standard more info

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 trip starts. And if the nature of a condition you’ve declared changes, you need to let us know about that too.

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. Policy limits, excesses and exclusions may apply; please see the policy booklet for full details.

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

Winter sports cover

Cover for winter sports activities and equipment

Backpacker cover

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

Medical cover

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

Family cover

Travel insurance for the whole family under one policy

Travelling over 55

Travel insurance if you’re aged over 55

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

Flying with children

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

All travel guides & tools

Browse all our travel guides and tools

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.

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

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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Terms and Conditions

* Up to 20% discount applies when you tell us your Nectar card number. Discount does not apply to premiums for pre-existing medical conditions, enhanced gadget cover or Enhanced Covid-19 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.

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting;

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 2nd Floor, Decora Court, Tylers Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB.