Don't make your Mum or Dad pay to bring your body home
This information is for Australian residents
It's not something anyone wants to talk about, but fatal accidents and terminal illnesses do happen. For those worst case scenarios, your family will need help and support; emotional, logistical and financial.
Our emergency assistance team can help your loved ones get you home – they're available 24/7 for help, they have the expertise to handle all the international bureaucracy, and the policy can help with the associated costs.
The priority of your loved ones will be to bring you home; we’ll be there to help take away the added stress of navigating overseas laws, different languages and formalities.
If you die overseas as the result of an accident or a sudden and unexpected illness, you can be covered for:
We also have access to some of the Australian Government's DFAT services, so for countries where the local laws are complex, we can call on some additional support.
A lot of the exclusions to medical cover do also apply here, so take the time to read the policy. In the event of a fatal illness or injury, if we're not going to cover your medical expenses and you then pass away, there won't be any cover under this part of the policy either.
This is not a full list of what's covered and not covered. There are limits and conditions that apply, so for more information, read your policy carefully before you buy.
It’s essential that your family or travel buddy get in contact with our Sydney based emergency assistance teams as soon as possible, so that our teams can support them from the time you die until your remains have returned home.
To help our Emergency Assistance teams assist them quickly, they'll need the following:
So, leave a copy of your policy with your family or friend, just in case they need to use it.
Overseas deaths are the most heartbreaking cases to help with. No one is ready to deal with the sudden death of a close relative overseas, let alone having to deal with the complex organisation and unexpected high costs. The World Nomads Emergency Assistance team can coordinate a local burial or bringing home loved ones with trusted partners on the ground, and ensure that families and friends are supported throughout such a difficult time.
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If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.
Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?
Phone: +61 2 8263 0470 or Phone: +61 2 8292 1470 (reverse charges via an operator from anywhere in the world)Contact the team
Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - Need to know before you buy
There is NO COVER available for travel to any country or part of it with a COVID-19 travel ban, and any events that arise when you travel against any Australian government travel bans or Do No Travel warnings.
Ready to hit the road? Before you buy, check the Australian government travel warnings and make sure you understand the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated travel warnings may have on travel insurance coverage.About Coronavirus