Buy at home or while travelling, and claim online from anywhere in the world.

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Flexible, always-available online service. As you'd expect.

World Nomads not only offers great value travel insurance, but we've also created a service that makes it easy to:

  • Buy travel insurance online, even if you're already travelling
  • Purchase more travel insurance online, should you wish to keep travelling
  • Get cover for a wide range of adventure activities online
  • Stay safe and informed with online travel safety advice
  • Access 24hr emergency assistance

What's covered?

Our Standard and Explorer plans for Canadian travellers include the benefits our travellers tell us are most important to them, including:

Also included are cover for over 250 adventure activities (depending on your level of coverage).

Can you make a claim online?

Yes! Having been on the road for long periods ourselves, we know that waiting until you get home to make a claim isn’t always ideal. World Nomads gives you the freedom to claim online from wherever you are and whenever you like, so you can keep traveling.

True Claims Stories

  • Every contact we made, initially by phone and then online, was dealt with punctually, compassionately and effectively. Once we provided relevant documentation every claim - and there were quite a lot - was paid without delay or argument.
    Mary C.
  • My girlfriend and I were traveling as a couple in SE Asia for two months. During this time we both got extremely sick. The company staff of WN maintained contact with me throughout the entire process and refunded all medical expenses and even refunded the late checkout fees at our motel.
    Dan & Stef
  • All of the World Nomads staff we had contact with were professional, courteous and helpful. We dealt with one claims officer the whole time who was very understanding and reasonable, and put a lot of effort into processing our claim.

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
  • Are you, your family sick, injured or deceased?
  • Strike at your departure or arrival point?
  • Official travel advisory warning not to travel?

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 prescription meds?

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
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need to get to a hospital urgently?
  • You or a family member deceased?

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
  • Passport or gear stolen?
  • Tech trashed?
  • Bags delayed?

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.

We cover 250+ activities you love

Snow 20 activities
Water 43 activities
Air 13 activities
Land 61 activities
Sports 75 activities
Experiences 12 activities
  • Scuba diving
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing
  • Bungee jumping
  • Skiing
Activities shown in blue are automatically included in the Standard Plan and the Explorer Plan. Activities shown in orange require an optional upgrade for coverage to apply. Special conditions and exclusions may apply to certain activities, check the Travel Insurance Policy for full details.

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)

Contact the team

Travel insurance. Simple & flexible.

Travel insurance for independent travellers 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.

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Here are our most frequently asked questions about overseas medical insurance. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask our customer service team. If you’re looking for general travel advice, you can ask our community at Ask a Nomad.

  • What can I claim online for?
    World Nomads makes it easy to claim online. To give you an idea, some of the things you can claim for are: overseas medical expenses, medical evacuation, cancellation costs, emergency dental treatment, luggage and personal effects.
  • What if I get sick on my trip?
    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 can be covered for emergency medical treatment including: Hospitalization; Out-patient treatment for medical emergencies; Prescribed medicines, X-rays, and laboratory tests; and being brought home if medically necessary.