Don't make your Mom or Dad pay to bring your body home
You may not worry about what happens to you after you die, but your family will, particularly if it happens oversesas - so it’s important you get yourself covered just in case. Unexpected accidents or serious illnesses can be fatal, and our teams are here to help your family and friends if you die overseas.
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:
In addition, we also have emergency assistance teams who can assist your family – keeping them informed, putting them in contact with consular officials, and helping them with the often difficult administration that surrounds overseas death.
Unfortunately, travel insurance is not designed to cover everyting, including:
This is not a full list of what's covered and not covered. It is important that you read and understand your policy before you travel as your coverage may be subject to certain limitations or exclusions. This policy provides complete descriptions of the benefits, terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of your insurance coverage.
It’s essential that your family or travel buddy get in contact with our Emergency Assistance team as soon as possible, so that our team can support them from the time you die until your remains have returned home.
To help our Emergency Assistance team 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.
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.
Protect your hard earned vacation from unexpected cancellation.
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Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.
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We’ll get you to hospital or home quickly.
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Covers the theft, damage or delay of your bags, tech and sports gear.
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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.
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
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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.
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