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

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This information is for all travellers except: Americans, Australians, Brazilians, British, Canadians, Irish, and New Zealanders. 

Our travel insurance coverage for the absolute ‘worst case scenario’ event that can happen to a traveller, their family or traveling companion. 

This is the information you hope you’ll never need… and we hope you’ll never need it too. So here’s what you need to know to help you or your family get through this awful time as quickly and easily as possible.

What will travel insurance cover if I die overseas?

If you die because of an accident or sudden illness, depending on your policy we will help pay for:

  • Cost of the return of your remains to your home country
  • Local cremation and return of your remains home in an urn or return of your remains home for burial in your home country. 
  • Any statutory arrangements (such as embalming and a zinc coffin) shall be reimbursed according to the List of Benefits.
  • Reasonable additional expenses for someone to return with your remains 

Most importantly our 24/7 worldwide assistance team will be able to keep your family informed and help them navigate the difficult administration required in getting your body back from a foreign country. 

What isn’t covered?

You will not be covered if you:

  • Take your own life through suicide
  • Die from drugs or alcohol
  • Have a pre-existing medical condition that results in death (unless otherwise stated in the policy.  
  • If you die of having engaged actively in any illegal activities and/or of terrorist acts

We won’t cover any costs within your home country once your remains are returned to your next of kin. 

How your family or friend can get assistance if you die overseas.

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: €7,000
  • Standard Plan: €3,500
Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy deceased?
  • Close relative dropped dead?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Overseas Medical Insurance

Take the pain out of medical costs while traveling overseas.

  • Explorer Plan: Unlimited, up to 12 months
  • Standard Plan: €3,500,000
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: €350,000
  • Standard Plan: €350,000
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.

  • Explorer Plan: €2,500
  • Standard Plan: €1,700
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
  • Resumption of Trip
  • Travel Delay
  • Missed connection (Explorer)
  • Hijacking (Explorer)
  • Baggage & Personal Items
  • Passport & Travel Documents
  • Personal Liability
  • Rental vehicle insurance excess (Explorer)
  • Personal accident (Explorer)
*This is a general summary for all European residents except Swiss. 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.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?
Phone:+353 21 237 8008 or +353 21 237 8003 (calls are not toll free. You can claim your itemised call costs)

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