World Nomads warns travelers ahead of 2023 U.S. hurricane season

Travelers must hold a policy before a storm impacts travel for coverage to apply


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  • America’s NOAA has forecast a 2023 Atlantic hurricane season with 12-17 named storms
  • Travel insurance may offer cover for cancellation, interruption or delay
  • Cover for pre-trip cancellation begins when you buy a policy with World Nomads

Media Release: United States - If you’re travelling to the United States this northern summer, be warned: the U.S. hurricane season is here, which is a good reminder to consider buying travel insurance at the same time travelers book flight, hotel and tour arrangements.

Once a hurricane or natural disaster has been identified, it is no longer an unexpected event and travel insurance coverage may be limited for that wild weather.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)¹ has predicted a 40% chance of a near normal hurricane season, and a 30% chance of an above normal season. The prediction includes a range of 12-17 named storms including 1-4 major hurricanes (categories 3-5).

“If a hurricane derails your travel plans, travel insurance coverage may offer cover for trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay,” said Christina Tunnah, General Manager of Marketing and Brands, World Nomads. “Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more frequent, increasing the likelihood of loss from this type of event.”

  • If a hurricane causes complete cessation of travel services at your departure point, you can make a claim for cancellation or trip interruption expenses
  • You may also have coverage for trip cancellation if a hurricane makes your home or destination accommodation uninhabitable
  • If a hurricane or other weather event delays your trip, you can make a claim. Benefits may include reimbursement for basic expenses like transport and accommodation incurred because of the delay
  • Be sure to read your to understand terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions that apply to coverage.

“International visitors to the USA, who may who change flights in the South or Eastern parts of the U.S. en route to their final destination, should consider this when making travel arrangements,” Ms Tunnah said.

Coverage may vary by country of residence. Travelers can read more about natural disaster coverage in our help center.

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About World Nomads

World Nomads is a fast-growing, global travel insurance company. We provide inspirational stories, safety tips and specialized travel insurance for adventurous and independent travelers. Our online travel insurance offers cover to travelers from more than 100 countries and allows you to buy and claim online, 24/7, even while already traveling.

Our travel insurance focuses on what we believe is important to travelers: emergency medical and evacuation costs, baggage, trip cancellation, trip delay and trip interruption costs. We also offer cover for more than 150 adventure sports and activities, plus tech and gear. Our policies are underwritten by a suite of specialist travel insurers that provide 24/7 emergency assistance, customer service and claims support, making us a top choice for many of the world's leading adventure, independent and youth travel brands.

World Nomads is a part of the nib Group which provides health and medical insurance to more than 1.5 million Australian and New Zealand residents. We also provide health insurance to more than 170,000 international students and workers in Australia and are Australia’s third-largest travel insurer and global distributor of travel insurance through our business nib Travel.