Travel insurance that's easy to claim on from anywhere in the world.

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

How to claim on your travel insurance

If you're already a World Nomads member, you'll just need to sign in, follow the steps to make a new claim and attach your supporting documents. 

If you're not a member, you can either create an account which lets you lodge most claims electronically or you can get in touch with our customer service teams, who'll send out a paper form for you to complete. 

Soon after you've lodged your claim, we'll email you a confirmation with a reference number, so you can keep track of your claim's progress.

Be prepared when you claim.

  • Injury or illness? Call our assistance teams asap
  • Scan your receipts before your leave, just in case. 
  • If an airline loses your gear, tell them straight away, fill in their paperwork and keep a copy.
  • Theft? Report it to the police within 24 hours.
  • See what refunds you can get first from your transport or accommodation providers.

Christmas Illness.

I had been ill for several days with diarrhea and a bad cough. It was over Christmas so I wasn't able to get to the doctor. I was in La Paz. I visited the doctor and he gave me IV glucose to rehydrate me because of the diarrhea and he also gave me IV antibiotics for the cough and the diarrhea. Because of the cough (which was diagnosed as a bronchial infection) he kept me in hospital overnight. The doctor continued to treat me via IV and he then also gave me a nebuliser to loosen the cough. The next day I began to cough up phlegm. I stayed in the hospital for 2 nights in total.
British Nomad in Mexico.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Protect your trip from unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: £5,000
  • Standard Plan: £3,000
Trip Protection
  • Come to a sticky end?
  • Called to jury duty?
  • Been made redundant?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Insurance

Take the pain out of medical costs.

  • Explorer Plan: £10 million
  • Standard Plan: £5 million
Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need drugs?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transport

We'll get you to hospital pronto.

  • Explorer Plan: £10 million
  • Standard Plan: £5 million
Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • You or a family member dead?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Cover your lost, stolen or damaged gear and tech.

  • Explorer Plan: £2,000
  • Standard Plan: £1,000
Protect your gear
  • Luggage lost?
  • Passport pilfered?
  • Tech trashed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Baggage & Personal Belongings
  • Cancellation
  • Trip Curtailment
  • Personal Accident
  • Loss of Passport or travel documents
  • Personal Liability
  • Legal Expenses
This is a general summary for United Kingdom residents only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Check the plan documents for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation our team is 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?

Phone: +44 20 7183 3751 (Call via an operator reverse charges. Not toll free.)
Phone: 020 7183 3751 (from the UK)

Contact the team
Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
Aurelie's portrait photo
Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

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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 1st August 2017 and rated 4 stars

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FAQ

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

  • What can I claim for?
    To give you an idea, some of the things can claim for are: overseas medical expenses, medical evacuation, cancellation costs, emergency dental treatment, luggage and personal effects.