Whether you’re embarking on a cross-country adventure or taking the coastal route, don’t start your road trip without considering travel insurance
One of the best things about road trips is the freedom to explore at your own pace, an on our own terms. Travel insurance is designed for many modes of transport, but there are specific reasons why it’s important for road trips.
Anything from falling ill to jury duty can prevent you from taking your trip. With this coverage, you may be able to recuperate your pre-paid, non-refundable deposits.
Safety is a priority when you’re getting behind the wheel and traveling to new destinations. A trip protection plan can buffer the hazards of being on the road.
Car breakdowns and traffic accidents can put a dent in your wallet (as well as your car) if you don’t have vehicle coverage. Some World Nomads plans offer damage collision waiver coverage depending on your country of residence and your choice of a Standard or Explorer plan.
If you’re in a crisis, whether you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere or need urgent medical attention, our Emergency Assistance team is available 24/7 in whatever part of the world you’re traveling.
You may need help getting your trip back on track when you encounter problems whether that be a sudden illness, or an incident caused by bad weather.
If thieves break into your hotel room, you can make a claim for a replacement or a reimbursement of your stolen items.
Maybe you’re not planning to drive that far, or you’ve been on so many road trips and nothing bad has happened. Perhaps you’re thinking you don’t need to bother buying travel insurance? But the past isn't a predictor of the future, and a journey of even a few hours' drive could have some unexpected pitfalls. Taking the extra time to research and plan – and consider a travel protection plan – can ensure that you’re supported at every stage of your road trip, whether you're going from A to B or taking the scenic route to your destination.
World Nomads plans for Canadian residents do not include damage collision waiver coverage, but may provide protection for other incidents that could occur on the road:
An unexpected illness or a government-issued ‘do not travel’ advisory at your destination can prevent you from taking your trip. This benefit allows you to cancel your trip and recuperate your pre-paid, non-refundable deposits when a covered emergency happens (Unexpected medical emergencies on the road).
Your health and safety are a priority when you’re getting behind the wheel. Your GHIP (Government Health Insurance Plan) may not cover all medical expenses when you’re outside your home province, so a travel insurance plan may make up for the gaps in coverage. If your injuries are beyond minor bumps and scratches, you may need to check into a hospital. Our plans include ambulance transportation to an appropriate facility. Be sure to check the maximum benefit amount specified in your policy, and note that you must be covered by a GHIP for the entire duration of your trip. Otherwise you may have a reduced the benefit limit for your medical and evacuation coverages.
When you’re on the road away from home, it’s hard to know where to go for help. When you buy a World Nomads plan, you’ll have access to a 24/7 Emergency Assistance Team to support you in a crisis. If you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, need urgent medical attention or a referral for roadside assistance, the Emergency Assistance Team can facilitate a range of services in whatever part of the world you’re travelling.
It’s a shame to make a big trip investment only to lose everything if an incident throws a wrench in your plans. Trip Interruption coverage can help salvage your pre-paid, non-refundable trip expenses that you’ve had to forfeit because of a covered event that has disrupted your travels.
You may have camping gear in your locked trunk, a passport in your bag, or a camera in the safe at your hotel. Thieves can be crafty enough to dodge security measures and get into locked spaces. With travel insurance, you can make a claim for replacement or reimbursement of your stolen items, up to a per item and total maximum limit.
World Nomads plans for Canadian residents don’t cover everything. Some of our exclusions are:
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.
My boyfriend and I were talking a road trip down the west coast of Italy. We drove to Torvaianca beach to swim during sunrise with some friends who were staying in the area. When we came back about 30 minutes later, we saw that the car had been broken into in open daylight and all of our precious belongings that we had placed in the locked trunk were taken. We noticed a man bringing horses onto the beach and we asked him to help call the police and thankfully he knew English well enough to communicate to the officers where we were.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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Travel insurance for independent travelers. 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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - what you need to know
COVID-19 is a foreseen or known event. If you are purchasing a new policy, certain coverages will not apply. Please read the details here.About Coronavirus