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Travel insurance guides

To help you when you're travelling abroad

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Whether you’re thinking about getting travel insurance for your upcoming adventure or looking for tips for flying while pregnant, our guides can help.

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Losing documents abroad

What to do if your important documents go astray

Pre-existing medical conditions

Find out what’s covered with our travel insurance

Missed flights

All you need to know about your rights

Keeping your money safe abroad

Top tips to keep your money safe while you’re away

Protecting your phone and gadgets abroad

We’ve got you covered if you lose your phone on holiday

Travel disruption

What to do if your flight's delayed, cancelled or overbooked

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Flying advice

Delayed flights

Find out what financial compensation you’re entitled to if your flight is delayed.

Dealing with flight disruption

Everything you need to know about dealing with cancelled or delayed flights.

Air Passenger Duty

What is Air Passenger Duty? Find out with our guide, which explains tax bands and when you don’t have to pay air passenger tax.

Travelling as a family

Flying with children

Hints and tips to help make flying with a newborn or toddler stress-free.

Travelling while pregnant

Worried about flying when pregnant? Read our guide for advice to put your mind at ease.

General guides

Travelling solo

Wondering how to travel alone for the first time? Our guide is full of top tips for travelling solo.

Worldwide travel insurance

Be protected wherever your adventure takes you.

European travel insurance

Find out what travel protection you should get for your holiday in Europe.

Looking for travel insurance?

If you’re looking for flexible travel insurance for your next adventure, you’re in the right place.

Before you get a quote, double-check you’re happy with the terms of our cover in our policy documents. When you’re ready, we’re ready.

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited.

Any questions?

Check out our most frequently asked questions about travel insurance. If you still need to talk to us, our friendly team will be happy to help.

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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 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.

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 decision, financial or otherwise. 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.

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