When your illness or injury stops you in your tracks & you have to get home for treatment.

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

Our intrepid travelers often go to places off the beaten track.  Unfortunately off the beaten track can also mean limited medical support when it’s needed. 

That’s where World Nomads can help with repatriation travel insurance, helping you navigate the local administration to get you to a place where you can access the medical help you need.

What will we cover you for?

If you are hurt or injured and need help getting medical assistance the first step is always to contact our emergency assistance medical team and let us know what is going on. 

Depending on what's happened to you, we can:

  • Transporting you via ambulance or other means to adequate medical facilities nearby
  • Medically Evacuate you to medical facilities in another country
  • Transport you back home to your country of residence to receive medical support (note the cost of medical support in your country of residence is not covered and is at your own cost)

Before you agree to any transportation back home, you must ensure it has been approved by us or you will not be covered for the expense of it. 

 What we won’t cover

If your transport home or medical evacuation has not been approved by us then we won’t cover the expense for it.  In addition we will not cover you for:

  • Unreasonable expenses. For example, we won’t pay for you to fly first class back home if there’s an economy seat available
  • If you refuse transportation which the Bupa Global Travel’s medical consultant or Bupa Global Travel has deemed necessary
  • Transportation delays
  • Any expenses that have not been approved by us
  • Any pre-existing medical conditions not approved by us as per your policy

This isn't a complete list of what's not covered. Read through the policy carefully so you know how we can cover you.

How to get medical assistance.

It’s essential that you get in contact with our emergency assistance teams as soon as possible, so that our teams can support you from the time your fall sick of get injured until the time you get home.

So that our Emergency Assistance teams can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:

  • Your policy number
  • A contact number for where you are now
  • The nature of your problem
  • Your location

Dislocated shoulder.

Skiing at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA. On an intermediate run, clipped into a snow drift and tumbled over landing on shoulder. Shoulder dislocated. Taken to Squaw Valley Medical Clinic and given x-rays then had the shoulder put back into place.
Japanese Nomad in USA.

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 hospitalized?
  • 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.
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

FAQ

Here are our most frequently asked questions. 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.

  • Can my mum come and get me?
    Yes, in some situations we can send your mum over to pick you up if you need mobility support. If you’re on any kind of administrative medication, then we might send you a nurse or doctor.
  • What happens I’m on life support?
    That’s a really bad way to end your holiday, and we hope you never end on life support. But if you do, we will look at the best possible solution to either get you home, or get your family over there to say goodbye.