Sainsburys Travel Insurance

Sainsburys offers single, annual multi trip and extended or short trip travel insurance policies. They also have tailored policies for the over 65's with a maximum age of 80. Your policy can be tailored quite a bit to reduce the premium, with options such as removing baggage, money and cancellation cover and even choosing the policy excess that you will pay should you make a claim.

Policy Types

Sainsburys Travel Insurance
  • Single Trip
  • Annual Mutli Trip
  • Backpacker & Long Stay
  • Winter Sports
  • Golf Cover
  • Business Cover
  • Family & Couples Cover
  • Pre-existing Medical Conditions

Policy Benefits

  • 15% online discount for everyone
  • Excellent all round cover
  • Tailor your medical care to meet your needs
  • Take any number of trips per year - up to 60 days each
  • Hassle free policy set up even if you have a medical condition
  • Includes pre booked trips (minimum of 2 nights) in the UK plus cancellation cover
  • Additional online discount-exclusive to Nectar customers, giving you up to 33.33% off.
  • Cover options to suit everyone from the casual traveller, the holidaying family to the international jetsetter


Visit Sainsburys Travel Insurance for a quote.

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9 months later, my insurance policy has expired and I still haven't received the insurance, despite letters from Vodafone, police reports, receipt for new phone, countless emails. I would advise not to go with them.
Posted by Samantha Lewis on the 9th September 20131 stars
Be aware as the money vouchers offers are promised but not delivered!!!!!!!!
Posted by beth on the 28th March 20131 stars
Look elsewhere. Sainsburys/First Assist do their very best not to pay out on any claim.
Posted by DC on the 17th October 20111 stars
The distinction between including/excluding Spain (and Cyprus) is that care costs are significantly higher in those areas compared to the rest of Europe and therefore cover is likely to be more expensive (usually if pre-existing medical conditions are). The independent traveller option rather than being simply an extra charge is actually a cover that isn't provided on many policies. Hope this helps.
Posted by anon on the 5th September 20103 stars
The initial attraction of travel insurance provided by Sainsbury’s seems to be the household name and a 10% online discount as well as Nectar points. The travel insurance area of the Sainsbury’s website is well laid out and very self-explanatory and very few details are required to find a quote.

There are certainly lots of options, including extended trip for backpackers although this is limited to travellers between 16 and 40. However, it does seem strange that there are two travel insurance policies offered for Europe – one that includes Spain and one that does not. With Spain being the most popular destination in Europe for British holidaymakers and a member of the EU, it seems strange to make such a distinction.

It is also worth noting that Sainsbury’s charge an additional premium for what they call “independent travellers”. This term refers to travellers who do not buy a simple off the shelf package holiday, but prefer to organise their own travel and accommodation. This may deter some passengers but the cost of this additional premium is fairly low and the overall cost of Sainbury’s insurance policies is very reasonable.
Posted by Alex Malcom on the 13th July 20103 stars