Travel insurance may help if Coronavirus cancels your travel plans.
For information relating to policies purchased prior to 17 June 2021, 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 17 June 2021 please see below.
We know Irish travellers can’t wait to travel again even though they’re having to take added precautions as Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to disrupt travel plans. World Nomads wants to help you travel with confidence, so we’ve added COVID cover to our insurance plans.
All our travel insurance plans purchased from 17 June 2021 include emergency 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 (time excess) applies from the issue of the Certificate of Insurance for the Coronavirus Travel Costs pre-trip cancellation benefit in the Coronavirus Travel Costs Section. 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 Ireland 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:
• Your policy number
• A contact number and travelling companion details for where you are now
• The nature of your problem
• Your location
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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Explore the world with our plans that provide cover for some Coronavirus-related (including COVID-19 related) events, including emergency overseas medical, evacuation, cancellation cover and more. Find out what cover applies to your Country of Residence, and the key benefit limits depending on which plan you purchase. Happy and safe travels!
If a qualified medical practitioner diagnoses you with Coronavirus while you’re travelling, we may offer emergency medical benefits to help you get back on your feet as well, where medically necessary, emergency transport to the nearest or most appropriate medical facility or back home to Ireland to recover.
If the worst happens and you die from Coronavirus while overseas, we offer benefits to help your family with the costs of a funeral, or if available, bringing you back to your home country.
Had to cancel your trip because you, a travel companion or a close relative in Ireland have been diagnosed with Coronavirus? Our cover may help with your cancellation costs.
If during your travels you’re unable to stay at your pre-booked accommodation, because it’s closed for cleaning due to a confirmed case of Coronavirus, we may pay for reasonable additional travel and accommodation nearby.
Did someone clip your wings? If you’re unable to board your plane, train or other scheduled transport because you’re suspected of having Coronavirus, we may offer cover for unexpected additional accommodation, meals and transport costs as needed.
Stuck in your hotel room due to Coronavirus? If you or your travel companion must go into compulsory quarantine due to a diagnosis of, or a confirmed close contact with, a case of Coronavirus, we may be able to help with cover for reasonable additional travel, meals and accommodation, including in-room entertainment.
Are you or a member of your travelling party an essential healthcare worker? If you’re permanently employed as a healthcare or residential care worker or a law enforcement officer, and your pre-arranged leave is cancelled because of Coronavirus, then our cover can help.
Cover for your babies and your fur babies, too. If while travelling you’re diagnosed with Coronavirus and unable to take care of your dependent children and/or pets, our travel insurance policies may help with cover for reasonable additional childcare and pet care costs. Pet care services covered include kennel and cattery boarding fees or pet sitting services, in Ireland.
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.
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