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Travel Insurance for Death Overseas.

Don't make your Mum or Dad pay to bring your body home.

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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.

Don't make your family pay to bring your body home.

If you die overseas, travel insurance cover can help bring your remains home without bankrupting your relatives or further traumatising them in what is already a very difficult time.

What’s covered by my Travel Insurance if I die while overseas?

If you die due to a sudden illness or injury while overseas we will pay for the reasonable cost (up to the benefit limit) for the following:

  • Transport your remains back home or reimburse costs for local funeral expenses (cremation or burial).
  • Any statutory arrangements required to transport your remains or for a local funeral (such as embalming and a zinc coffin).
  • Cremation overseas and transport of your ashes home.

We also provide repatriation of remains for travellers who die from Coronavirus while travelling on all our plans, although benefit limits apply.

Most importantly, our 24 hour Emergency Assistance Team will be able to keep your family informed and help them navigate the often difficult local regulations and administration required after your death.

This may include putting them in touch with consular officials, navigating and understanding local processes and helping access the services you need locally to transport your body back home.

What’s not covered by travel insurance?

There are exclusions and conditions that apply to travel insurance cover, including, but not limited to:

  • Loss of life through suicide.
  • Dying from drugs or alcohol.
  • Having a pre-existing medical condition, as explained in the policy wording.
  • Doing anything illegal that results in your death.
  • Any costs once your remains are returned to your next of kin.

How we help

Deaths are the most heartbreaking cases to help with. No one is ready to deal with the sudden death of a close relative abroad, let alone having to deal with complex requirements and unexpected high costs. The World Nomads 24/7 Emergency Assistance Team can coordinate a local burial or bring home loved ones with trusted partners on the ground and ensure that families and friends are supported throughout such a difficult time.

The policy isn’t designed to cover everything so take the time to read the terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions in the policy wording for full details, so there are no surprises if you need to use it. If you’re not sure if something is covered get in touch.

How your family or friend can get assistance if you die while abroad

It’s essential that your family or travel buddy get in contact with our emergency assistance teams as soon as possible, so that our teams can support them from the time you die until your remains have returned home.

To help our Emergency Assistance teams assist them quickly, they'll need the following:

  • Your policy number
  • Your location
  • As many details as possible about the circumstances surrounding your death

So, leave a copy of your policy with your family or friend, just in case they need to use it.

How we help.

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.
Aurelie Menard
Operations Manager.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Protection

Protect your hard earned vacation from unexpected cancellation before you leave home.

  • Explorer Plan: €10,000
  • Standard Plan: €4,000
Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy deceased?
  • Close relative dropped dead?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Abroad Medical Expenses

Take the pain out of medical costs while traveling abroad.

  • Explorer Plan: €12,500,000
  • Standard Plan: €3,750,000
Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need drugs?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transport

Expenses included in Emergency Medical limits.

Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Covers the loss, theft or damage of your bags, tech and gear (just not sports equipment when in use).

  • Explorer Plan: €2,500
  • Standard Plan: €1,250
Protect your gear
  • Luggage lost?
  • Passport pilfered?
  • Tech trashed?

Help starts here.

  • Overseas Medical & Dental Expenses
  • 24 hour Emergency Assistance
  • Emergency Medical Transport
  • Repatriation & Travel Expenses
  • Pre-Trip Cancellation
  • Trip Interruption (Explorer)
  • Resumption of Trip (Explorer)
  • Travel Delay (Explorer)
  • Missed connection (Explorer)
  • Hijacking (Explorer)
  • Baggage & Personal Items
  • Passport & Travel Documents
  • Personal Liability
  • Rental vehicle insurance excess (Explorer)
  • Personal accident
*This is a general summary only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Coverage may not be available for all countries, states or provinces. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Get a quote for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

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.

Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.

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

Contact the team

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.

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