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Family travel insurance

Family travel insurance

Protecting you and your family abroad

Underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited

Get insurance for your family holiday

You’ve booked the flights, made hotel reservations and got the kids excited. Now there’s just one more essential to take care of before you set off to enjoy the sun, sea and sand – family holiday insurance. It’ll give you peace of mind that you’re covered should anything go wrong.

With our travel insurance, we’ll help to cover the cost of medical treatment if you or a family member become ill while you’re abroad. Without it, you might need to pay out upfront, and healthcare abroad can be very expensive. So, it’s important to make sure you have the right cover in place.

Why choose Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance?

With our cover you’ll get:

  • Access to a 24-hour helpline in case of medical emergencies while you’re away

  • Three levels of cover to choose from – Silver, Gold or Platinum

  • Unlimited medical expenses with Single Trip and Annual Multi-trip policies when you choose our Platinum cover


Why family travel insurance?

Travel insurance is an essential purchase for any holiday. And, whether you’re a single or two-parent family, it’s best to choose a policy that covers everyone – like ours. Just make sure you, your partner and children are named on the policy when you take it out.

No insurance policy covers every eventuality, for full details of benefits, limitations, terms and conditions, please review our policy document.

Our key benefits include:

Medical expenses

If you or a family member need any medical treatment while on holiday, we’ll help cover the cost of expenses. That includes any costs incurred if a rescue service to the hospital is needed, or repatriation home.

Trip cancellations

If your family holiday is cancelled, our travel insurance will cover the cost of non-refundable, pre-booked travel and accommodation expenses. We’ll also cover pre-booked excursions and additional costs if you need to return to the UK early.

Personal accident

If you choose Gold or Platinum cover, Personal Accident cover provides for a defined payment if you suffer from a serious injury or death as the result of an accident.

The amount of cover will depend on your age, and if you're aged 66 or over you’ll only be covered if an accident you’re involved in results in death. Some activities are not covered. Limits and exclusions apply, check your policy summary for more details.

Personal liability

This covers injury or illness to another person, or damage to their property, that’s caused by either you or another member of your family who is listed on the policy.

Some activities are not covered. Limits and exclusions apply, check your policy summary for more details.

Loss of important documents

If you lose any vital documents, like your passport, driving licence or travel documents, we’ll provide cover for the cost of temporary replacement documents.


Which policy is right for you?

The type of insurance you need will depend on your holiday plans.

Single Trip

If you’re going on one big family holiday, then our single trip travel insurance could be your best option

Annual Multi-trip

If you have multiple trips planned over the course of a year, then you might be better with an annual family travel policy

Extended trip

Are you and your family taking a longer trip? Then you can get cover for an extended period

How travel insurance works when a family member is ill

Our policies cover a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions, including epilepsy, heart conditions and asthma. It’s important that you tell us about any medical conditions when you get a quote, either online by phone, to make sure you and your family have the right cover in place. If you don’t, claims may be rejected, or payment could be reduced.

Get the most out of your family holiday

Need extra protection for your trip? Or just need some tips for travelling with children? We’ve got it covered.

cruise cover

Cruise cover

Going on a family cruise? Get on board with our special cruise cover add-on

winter sports

Winter sports cover

Off to the slopes with the kids? Pack our winter cover add-on for extra peace of mind

travel guides

Handy travel guides

Enjoy your family travels without worrying. We’ve got it covered in our helpful guides

Any questions?

We’re happy to help. Check out our FAQs or get in touch with our friendly team for more information, or to talk about our policies.

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.

Helpful phone numbers.

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 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.

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 52/54 Alexandra St, Southend on Sea SS1 1BJ. Hood Travel is an insurance intermediary providing a non-advised service. We act for and on behalf of the insurer.