Travel at any age

Over 55 and looking for travel insurance? Whether you’re over 70 with medical conditions or healthy at 80, Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance could have you covered.

Travel Insurance policies to suit your needs

Travel insurance is important for travellers of all ages. You might not pay medical costs in the UK, but you’re unlikely to get the same benefits abroad. And medical care and other emergencies can be surprisingly expensive.

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance can not only help to cover the costs of medical care, it can also help with:

  • Lost or stolen documents
  • Lost or stolen luggage
  • Missed flight or train connections

Need help quickly in a medical emergency? We have a 24-hour helpline connecting you to people who can offer guidance on the next steps, should you need it.

Whether you're heading off on just one holiday, a longer adventure, or a few trips abroad this year, there’s a policy to suit you. Plus, there are three levels of cover to choose from – Silver, Gold or Platinum.

Single Trip

Single trip cover is a great option if you're planning just one trip away.

Annual Multi-trip

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

Extended trip

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

Remember, all of our travel insurance policies have limits, exclusions and excesses may also apply. Because your age can limit your choice of policy, we’ve detailed the age limit for all of our policy types below.

All our policies are suitable for those aged up to 65 years on the policy start date.

Planning a round-the-world adventure, a year off or a long visit to see family or friends overseas? Our extended stay policy could be your perfect match.

Or maybe you’re planning to hit the slopes for a skiing or snowboarding holiday? Think about adding winter sports cover to your travel insurance policy.

Over 65? You can choose from two of our policies.

Our Annual Multi-trip Travel Insurance covers travellers aged up to 80 years from the start date of the policy. With this cover, you can travel as many times as you like during the year, including UK holidays.

Only going away once this year? Our Single Trip Travel Insurance, which has no age limit, could work for you.

If you’re looking for over 80s travel insurance, we can help. Sainsbury’s Bank Single Trip Travel Insurance has no upper age limit.

It’s perfect for those planning one special trip. You can get cover for just you, you and your partner or your entire family.



Medical cover for pre-existing conditions

Our travel insurance policies can be tailored to cover a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions, like heart conditions or epilepsy. Our simple medical screening process is quick to complete and can be carried out online or over the phone.

Medical cover overview

It is important to let us know about any pre-existing conditions before you get a quote, and any new conditions before your trip starts. If you don’t, future claims may be rejected, or payment could be reduced.

Nectar member benefits

Travel with confidence and save with our Nectar member benefits:

  • Get up to 20% off on all travel insurance policies. Discount does not apply to the premiums for pre-existing medical conditions or enhanced gadget cover*
  • We’ll double the Nectar points you get on your Sainsbury's shopping and fuel if you buy annual travel insurance†


Helpful travel guides

Our guides are a great place to start for planning your trip abroad.

Travel disruption

Add our optional travel disruption cover to your policy to help provide additional protection

Find out more
Losing documents abroad

Take steps to prevent the stress of losing your passport or driving licence while away.

Find out more
Solo travel guide

Heading on holiday alone?
Read our guide to travelling on your own.

Find out more

Any questions?

We can help. Get in touch with our friendly colleagues to speak about our travel insurance policies.

Call 0345 305 2621

Helpful phone numbers

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.

*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.