What to know when planning your British getaway.
If you’re planning a holiday to Great Britain - home to our British royals, historic castles, sprawling country-sides and Shakespearian folklore settings, you may want to consider travel insurance, so that you can enjoy your British adventure.
Your World Nomads’ policy includes coverage for:
It can be upsetting to touch down at Heathrow airport and find your baggage isn’t on the carousel when you arrive. There’s also the chance that your sporting gear could get stolen on public transport or from your hotel. This is where World Nomads Travel Insurance may help ease the pain and may provide coverage (up to the policy limits) for loss, theft or damage to baggage or personal items if your specific situation falls within the covered risks insured by the policy.
What to do if your bags are stolen or damaged: if your bags have been stolen or damaged you’ll need to file a report with your airline or travel carrier, tour operator, or lodging provider. In the case of a theft, you’ll need to report it to the local police or relevant authority. Be sure to obtain a copy of the policy report, written reports, luggage receipts, travel documents and all correspondence with the carrier or service provider. Insurance won’t cover things such as losing bags or valuables that were left unattended; this includes if they were left unattended in a car (even if the car is locked). So, if you left your backpack on a tour bus while visiting Stonehenge that’s a loss you most likely won’t be reimbursed for.
You may also need to take depreciation into account, so read your policy to understand how depreciation will affect your claims.
You may be covered for the replacement of necessary personal effects if your bags were lost in transit to Great Britain. There is a waiting period of 12 hours before your benefits begin. Your plan may cover the cost of toiletries, and some basic clothing until you are reunited with your luggage.
What to do if your bags are delayed: You’ll need to report the incident and file a claim directly with the air carrier first. Do your best to get copies of all receipts, written reports, luggage receipts, travel documents and all correspondence with the carrier or service providers. If needed, you can make a claim.
Travel insurance tip 1: Don’t leave your bags and valuables out of your sight and reach. Try and carry your portable electronic devices, valuables, travel documents, cash and credit cards with you at all times. Remember that if you buy anything, before or during your trip, keep all receipts.
It’s important to know that Canada and the UK do not have reciprocal healthcare agreements. You may want to consider travel insurance for overseas emergency medical emergencies before you enter the UK. If you’re injured in an accident or suddenly get sick while travelling, and you've bought a policy for the activities you're doing, you may be covered for emergency medical treatment including:
You must contact us before seeking medical attention, emergency evacuation or repatriation. If your situation is life-threatening, seek medical help immediately and call us as soon as medically possible or have someone contact us on your behalf.
Your policy may also be able to help with these travel related issues
Travel insurance tip 2: In some parts of the UK (including Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) the local inhabitants may speak in Gaelic, Welsh or Irish language. In the event you suffer a medical emergency, our 24/7 assistance team can provide assistance with corresponding with hospital staff when you don’t speak the local language.
If you’re thinking of trekking or hiking in remote parts of the UK like Pembrokeshire in Wales’ southwest, or kitesurfing in Troon, on the west coast of Scotland, World Nomads may provide you with the coverage you need for your adventure activities. World Nomads offers travel insurance coverage for more than 150 activities and sports. Carefully examine your policy documents to make sure your planned activities are included. If the adventure sport isn’t listed, you may need to upgrade your policy to ensure you’re covered for everything you plan to do. All adventure, sports, work or volunteer activities must be added when you purchase your policy. If you have any questions our customer service team can also assist you.
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.
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