Travel insurance may help if Coronavirus cancels your travel plans.
For information relating to policies purchased prior to 8 November 2022, please check the Policy Wording provided with your purchase. You can contact us if you need this sent to you again. For policies purchased from 8 November 2022, please see below.
We know our European travellers are having to take added precautions as the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to disrupt travel around the world. World Nomads wants to help you travel with confidence, so we’ve added some COVID cover to our insurance plans.
All our travel insurance plans purchased from 8 November 2022 include emergency overseas medical and repatriation cover if you get sick with Coronavirus while abroad, and our Explorer plans also offer cover for some Coronavirus related events. A 48-hour waiting period applies from the issue of the Certificate of Insurance for the pre-trip cancellation benefits in the Coronavirus Travel Costs Section. If you first purchase your policy while already travelling overseas, a 72-hour waiting period applies for all cover. Benefit limits, conditions and exclusions also apply, and cover varies depending on the plan you choose.
Benefit limits apply and vary between plans.
|Emergency medical expenses overseas||Yes||Yes|
|Medical repatriation/ evacuation (including funeral expenses or repatriation of your remains if the worst-case scenario happens)||Yes||Yes|
|Coronavirus Travel Costs
Note: This section has its own benefit limits which apply. Check your policy wording for full details or have a look at our Help article which has all of the details, including waiting periods, benefit limits, conditions and exclusions.
If you need to cancel or cut short your trip due to yourself or a member of your travelling party being diagnosed with COVID-19 by a medical practitioner, or if your close relative in your country of residence is hospitalised or dies due to coronavirus, we have provided some tips below, especially if you intend to make a claim. Please follow these simple tips:
Travel insurance isn’t designed to cover everything, so make sure you’re careful with your planning and you read the Policy Wording to make sure you understand what’s included and what’s not, as well as the terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. If you have any questions get in touch.
How to get medical assistance
Contact our 24/7 Emergency Assistance Teams as soon as possible, so they can support you from the time you fall sick or get injured, until the time you get home.
When you call please have ready:
It was my final day in Riga, Latvia. In my small bag I keep all my valuables, because hostels can't always be reliable with safekeeping. It contained my new GoPro, Iphone, digital camera, laptop and hard drive, plus my emergency money (200 euros). I planned on using my cameras and computer for editing later that afternoon. The coast was amazing and, as it got late, I decided to take the train back to Riga city. As I was getting off the train, down the vertical steep steps, I had my bag snatched off my shoulder. In seconds, the doors closed and the train pulled off. Telling authorities on the platforms immediately, they could not assist and referred me straight to the police. Feeling helpless, I went to the police where I was kept for hours, because of English barriers and translations of documents. I walked out just after midnight with my report. A day trip I won't forget soon.
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Expenses included in Emergency Medical limits.
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Covers the loss, theft or damage of your bags, tech and gear (just not sports equipment when in use).
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Whether you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation, our teams 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?
|Country of residence||Phone|
|Belgium||+32 (0)2 808 66 32|
|Denmark||+45 89 87 30 23|
|Germany||+49 (0)335 5622 3012|
|Ireland||+353 (0) 90 640 6460|
|Netherlands||+31 (0)20 8080731|
Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
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