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Camping travel insurance

Simple and flexible travel insurance to take you camping around the world. Buy at home or while travelling, and claim online from anywhere in the world.

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We get it – you want to escape from the hustle and unwind under a blanket of stars. From lush northern European forests to the endless horizons of Australia’s Outback, a camping trip offers every manner of revival. As exciting as planning your outdoor adventure is, travelling far from home and urban comforts also comes with risks.

World Nomads Travel Insurance Standard and Explorer plans have been designed to cover sudden and unforeseen events that can happen when camping, such as when your hiking boots go missing or you slip and fall on the trails.


What’s covered for camping?

When you’re roughing it in the woods, your travel insurance plan should get your back. World Nomads provides coverage for:

  • Baggage protection: have your tent, sleeping bag or camping chairs gone missing? Our gear coverage may help with replacing or reimbursing belongings.
  • Emergency medical: camping and fresh air can be great for the body and soul but not if you get into an accident. Emergency medical coverage can help protect you against a mountain of medical bills if you get sick or injured. To be eligible for  the maximum benefit under your travel insurance policy, you must be covered under your Government Health Insurance Plan (GHIP) for the full duration of your trip.
  • Emergency ambulance transportation: your campground may be deep in the wilderness far from any type of hospital or medical help. Our coverage provides for the cost of local ground ambulance services (or local taxi fare if ambulances aren’t available.) Subject to pre-authorization from the 24/7 Emergency Assistance Team, our plans also cover the cost of an air ambulance to transport you to the nearest qualified medical service provider. 
  • Trip cancellation: an emergency can prevent you from going on your trip. With this benefit, you can get reimbursed for your non-refundable, pre-paid travel expenses such as your accommodations and flights if you cancel your trip for a covered reason. 
  • Adventure activities: if you’re planning on hitting the mountain biking trails or trekking to the top of craggy peaks, our plans can cover more than 150 adventure sports and activities, which you can read more about in our Help Center article. An additional premium may apply for certain adventure sports, activities, volunteer and work experiences.

What’s not covered?

Some things we may not cover include:

  • Any pre-existing medical conditions, as defined in your policy.
  • Expenses that can be recovered from another source, such transport carriers or accommodation providers.
  • Unattended baggage or personal items.
  • Working or participating professionally in any activity or sport.
  • Any search-and-rescue missions.
  • Misuse of alcohol or drugs to the extent that it risks your health or impairs your faculties.

This is only a summary of coverage and does not include the full terms and conditions of the policy.  It is important you read and understand your policy as it contains benefits, conditions, exclusions and pre-existing condition exclusions.  If you do not understand your coverage, or if you have questions about your coverage, just ask us


Need help planning your camping trip? Read our article on camping tips and hacks.

True Claims Stories

  • Never travel without insurance. This was the first time I ever purchased travel insurance and I am so glad I did. A few days into my trip to Spain I twisted my foot heading down to the metro. Thanks to World Nomads I was able to get medical attention in Spain and since, as luck would have it, I had a fracture that required surgery, they got me a flight home the next day. Filing a claim was surprisingly easy and when the claim was finally processed, I was reimbursed for all of my expenses including things like the extra week in the hotel I didn't get to take advantage of.
    L.D.
    U.S. resident in Spain
  • I recently had a serious injury traveling on my own & the team was amazing. Being confused with a brain injury they took care of everything. Claiming was no problem, they were on the phone constantly to see if all was OK. I can't recommend them enough. Absolutely fantastic & l will always travel with World Nomads Insurance. Thanks guys for getting me home safely.
    A.B.
    Australian in Thailand
  • I was bitten by a monkey at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur. I went to a nearby clinic and they gave me a rabies shot, antibiotics to take for 4 days, pain medicine, and anti-inflammatory medicine.
    T.R.
    Canadian in Malaysia

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Itching to travel again?

Explore the world with World Nomads travel insurance. Our plans provide coverage for certain claims arising from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Conditions and exclusions apply. For more information, visit Travel Insurance & COVID-19 and our Travel Insurance & Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs.

Trip cancellation

This benefit helps you recover non-refundable, pre-paid trip costs when you have to cancel your trip for a covered reason such as if you receive a confirmed and documented diagnosis of COVID-19, as certified by a physician, before your departure. Please refer to the Trip Cancellation section of your policy for more information.

Emergency medical

If you unexpectedly get sick with COVID-19 or another illness when travelling, you may be eligible for emergency medical benefits, including diagnostic tests prescribed by a physician. Please refer to the Emergency Medical section of your policy for more information.

Emergency evacuation

If a physician recommends that you be transported to a hospital in your home province for emergency medical treatment, you could be covered for medical air evacuation. Please refer to the Emergency Evacuation section of your policy for more information.

Trip interruption

During your travels, you might have to return home early because of sudden or unforeseen circumstances. With trip interruption coverage, you may be eligible for reimbursement for a one-way, economy-class ticket home and any pre-paid, unused portions of your trip if you need to change your plans for a covered reason. There is no coverage for circumstances related to COVID-19 unless those circumstances relate to a new, confirmed and documented diagnosis that the insured has contracted Coronavirus while travelling. Please refer to the Trip Interruption section of your policy for more information.

24/7 Emergency Assistance

Whether you’re stranded in a foreign country or need to reschedule a flight, our Emergency Assistance team is available 24/7 in whatever part of the world you’re travelling.

24/7 emergency assistance

Whether you need medical or dental assistance or advice, emergency evacuation or travel assistance, our team are 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?

Telephone +1 866 878 0192 (toll-free from Canada and the Continental U.S.) or +1 416 646 3723 (collect from anywhere else in the world)

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Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

Travel insurance. Simple & flexible.

Travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families. Nobody wants to think about all the things that could go wrong on their trip, but these things can and do happen. So be prepared and get your travel insurance today.

World Nomads Travel Insurance was reviewed on Trust Pilot on 16 December 2016 and rated 4 stars

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Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Protect your hard earned vacation from unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: $5,000
  • Standard Plan: $2,500
Trip Protection
  • Work emergency?
  • Weather delay?
  • Travel companion sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Insurance

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

  • Explorer Plan: $10 million
  • Standard Plan: $5 million
Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?
  • Need a hospital urgently?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation

We’ll get you to hospital or home quickly.

  • Explorer Plan: $500,000
  • Standard Plan: $500,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Ambulance transfers
  • Medevac flights
  • Medical escort services

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Covers the theft, damage or delay of your bags, tech and sports gear.

  • Explorer Plan: $3,000
  • Standard Plan: $1,000
Protect your gear
  • Stolen I.D.s
  • Checked-in sports equipment
  • Damaged luggage

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Emergency Dental for Injury or Sickness
  • Bedside Companion Travel and Subsistence
  • Emergency Professional Services
  • Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Return of Travel Companion/Dependent Children
  • Return to Your Trip Destination
  • Return of Remains
  • Travel Accident
  • Flight Accident
  • Trip Cancellation
  • Trip Interruption
  • Trip Delay
  • Baggage and Personal Effects Theft or Damage
  • Baggage and Sporting Equipment Delay
  • Travel Documents Theft or Damage
  • Sporting Equipment Theft or Loss by a Common Carrier
  • Covered Adventure Sports listed in Policy
Assistance Services Included
  • LiveTravelTM Emergency Assistance
  • Worldwide Travel Assistance
  • Adventure Travel Hotline
  • 24/7 Security
  • Travel Medical Assistance
  • Bag Trak
This is a general summary for Canadian residents only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all provinces. Check the Travel Insurance Policy for full details.