Tesco Travel Insurance

Tesco now offer comprehensive Travel Insurance, and are looking after their clubcard members by offering the option to pay for your Tesco travel insurance using your clubcard points. They are offering a 10% discount when you book online between 1st May 2008 and 25th June 2008. With a choice between single, annual multi-trip and winter sports cover, you can tailor your policy to cover up to 2 adults and 4 children under one policy.

Policy Types

Tesco Travel Insurance
  • Single Trip
  • Annual Multi Trip
  • Family Cover
  • Winter Sports
  • Couples Cover

Policy Benefits

  • 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Medical expenses up to £2,000,000
  • Cancellation cover up to £2,500
  • 31 days per trip on an annual policy
  • 10% online discount
  • New for old replacements as standard
  • Pay with Clubcard vouchers


Visit Tesco Travel Insurance for a quote.

Customer Services0845 300 9900
24 hour Medical Assistance
USA & Canada001 800 667 8342
South America or Caribbean001 905 816 2585
Anywhere else in the world+44 8700 242 796
Legal Assistance Claim0870 240 0287

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Easy to set up, good prices, I gave the wrong e-mail but they soon sorted that for me.
Posted by justine judges on the 4th May 20125 stars
Shockingly deplorable customer service! After two phone calls and promises to respond, my mother has never heard from Tesco Travel Insurance. Both pensioners, my mother and her husband took our travel insurance for Switzerland to visit their grandchildren. For 15 days the cost was £222.37 - more than the flight tickets! Suddenly my father was taken seriously ill and hospitalised before the trip. The diagnosis was a blood clot. It took 4 days before this was revised to a flare-up of cancer by which time the policy cancellation time had expired. My father is now housebound and in the care of Macmillan nurses. My mother cannot leave him. The airline company agreed to refund the tickets due to the serious illness and family situation but Tesco Travel Insurance refuse to refund a single penny due to a clause that excludes cancer. My mother needs to look after her dying husband and cannot undertake the trip but Tesco Travel Insurance will not even refund her part of the insurance. I am disgusted and sickened that the company has promised to telephone my mother but has never returned her calls. A doctor's letter stating that a patient is too sick to travel should be grounds enough for the insurance company to refund the premium given that the costs to treat a patient abroad would be astronomical in comparison!
Posted by Marion Halter on the 26th August 20111 stars
Yes, the cover is reasonably priced, but when we needed to use the emergency assistance line after my partner contracted pneumonia, the service we received was deplorable. Once I had made the initial call to them, I expected a little more proactive help then I received - I was trying to arrange for care for my 5 year old and 3 year old, while dealing with all the distress that comes with having your partner seriously ill in a foreign hospital. Instead of being offered some real help, I felt I was having to make decisions on my own and that I was the one making the calls. Don't expect your phonecalls to the emergency assistance line to be covered under the terms of the policy either - they aren't, even when you are calling to seek help or simply to get them to authorise you to incur expenditure or even to try and get home. Tesco Insurance has refused to repay the cost of flying my father out to collect my children and take them home so that I could remain behind and care for my children on the grounds that they did not authorise these costs, even though I told them that I would be doing this prior to my father flying out. Nor did they offer any other alternatives, though they have since told me that they would have covered the additional expenditure of taking the children home with me once my partner had recovered (even though that would have cost more). So much for Every Little Helps. Further, they did nothing to try and facilitate our return to the UK - I had to organise all of that myself. The only time they were proactive was to tell us not to board a flight when we were looking into flights to return home. I had been a pretty loyal Tesco customer, but for a company that prides itself on customer service and being a family friendly company, I have been hugely disappointed. To suggest that I should have kept my children with me in a foreign country while I had to visit my partner in the respiratory ward of a hospital where people were dying is disgusting. I will never use this insurance company again.
Posted by Deborah Siddoway on the 18th June 20091 stars
As you would expect from Tesco, their travel insurance is cheap, fairly comprehensive and straightforward. You can buy online or in any Tesco store, so it is widely available.

I chose to buy online for a trip to Canada and found the website to be well laid out and very simple to use. They offer annual cover or single trip cover for a range of time periods, which means if you're just off to Paris for a romantic weekend, you can save money by purchasing Tesco’s 3 day travel insurance but they also cover periods of 8 and 15 days, which is perfect for a one or two week holiday but any longer and it is worth looking at annual insurance or giving them a call for a more personalised plan. There are policies for any number of people and it is really easy to select group cover as you just enter the number of adults and children that are travelling. Tesco also offer reduced price policies for single parent families and children go free on all family policies.

Quotes are available at the touch of a button and you can also compare the price of single trip cover to that the price of an annual policy. The quote also includes a quick checklist of exactly what the policy covers as well as the countries that are covered.

Tesco travel insurance does not have as many options as some policies from other insurance providers but if you need quick and easy travel insurance from a well-known company at a low price, Tesco is company to choose.
Posted by Alexa Malcom on the 19th August 20084 stars