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Guide to worldwide travel insurance

Be covered wherever your adventure takes you

Underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE

Don’t leave without travel insurance

Jetting off somewhere exotic? We provide holiday cover for trips to many different countries, so make sure you have the right travel insurance in place.

With Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance, we provide cover for trips to countries across the globe from Antigua to Zanzibar. That means you can enjoy your holiday without worrying should the unexpected happen.

Types of global travel insurance

The type of international travel insurance you need will depend on the holiday, or holidays, you have planned for the year.

Single Trip

Planning one special holiday this year? Our Single Trip policy may work best for you

Annual Multi-trip

Head overseas as many times as you like during the year with a multi-trip policy

Extended Trip

Going long-haul for longer? Get up to 548 days cover, depending on the level of cover you choose, with extended trip

Why choose Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance?

We offer Silver, Gold and Platinum level policies for overseas trips.

Excesses may apply, please see the policy summary for full details.

Single Trip & Annual Multi-trip

Key benefits Silver Cover (up to) Gold Cover (up to) Platinum Cover (up to)
Medical emergency expenses £10 million £15 million unlimited
Cancellation or cutting short your trip £3,000 £5,000 £7,500
Personal baggage £1,250 £2,000 £3,000
Personal accident - £25,000 £50,000
Gadget cover £500 £750 £750
Personal money £400 £500 £750
Mugging cover - £250 £500
End supplier failure - £2,500 £2,500

Extended Trip

Key benefits Silver Cover (up to) Gold Cover (up to) Platinum Cover (up to)
Medical emergency expenses £10 million £12.5 million £15 million
Cancellation or cutting short your trip £1,000 £3,000 £5,000
Personal baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,000
Personal accident - £10,000 £15,000
Personal money £200 £300 £500
Scheduled airline failure - £2,500 £2,500
Winter sports cover (optional extra) £500 £750 £1,000


Travel insurance for the USA

If you’re taking a trip across the pond, you might be wondering ‘how much travel insurance do I need for the USA?’ When booking a holiday to America, it’s important to consider the cost of medical care stateside.

The USA has some of the best hospitals in the world and is known for its first-class medical care . However, it can also be very expensive. Without travel insurance, you could be at risk of a large financial bill if you fall ill and need urgent medical attention.

Discover what our different types of cover offer and get a travel insurance quote for your trip from the UK to the USA.

Travel insurance for Australia

Heading down under? Travel insurance that covers the cost of flights in case of delays or cancellations is worth considering for trips to Australia.

It can be pricey to fly from the UK to Australia. And if your flight is seriously delayed or cancelled altogether, you’ll want peace of mind that you’ll be compensated for the cost of rebooking. It could end up being very expensive without travel insurance.

When it comes to medical care, there is a mutual healthcare agreement between the UK and Australia. That means British citizens, who are resident in the UK, can get access to necessary medical treatment while travelling in Australia. But this doesn’t cover treatment for pre-existing conditions. It also doesn’t cover treatment for medical conditions which aren’t considered to be emergencies. That’s why it’s important to have travel insurance. With Sainsbury’s Bank, you could get cover for a range of pre-existing medical conditions.

Find out which cover you need and get a travel insurance quote for your trip to Australia.

Travel insurance for Mexico

Mexico is a popular year-round destination thanks to its long summers, luxury beach resorts and endless coastlines. You might decide to try out some water sports or book a day trip to go sightseeing. With our travel insurance, the cost of any pre-arranged holiday activities could be covered if your trip is cancelled through no fault of your own. You’ll find a full list of activities that are covered in the policy summary.

Petty theft can also be an issue in Mexico. It’s a good idea to have insurance in place that covers loss, theft or damage to your personal belongings. Find out more about our policies, and decide what level of international insurance is best for your holiday to Mexico.

Gap year travel insurance

Going backpacking or taking a career break? Whether you’re visiting one far-flung destination or travelling around, extended trip travel insurance will cover you while you’re away. It takes just a few minutes to sort out, leaving you to enjoy your adventures without worrying.

You’ll be covered for trips of up to 365 days if you take out our Silver or Gold policy. And with our Platinum policy you’ll have cover for up to 548 days.

Ready to get worldwide travel insurance?

Wherever your adventure takes you, it’s essential to have the right travel insurance in place. Do your research and remember to check it covers everything you might need for global travel, including medical treatment, lost baggage and theft.


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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.

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

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.

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.