Travel insurance for soon to be mums.
This information is for New Zealand residents.
This shouldn't need saying, but just in case, here it is: Talk to your doctor about your travel plans. Listen to what they say.
Have that conversation before you buy insurance or even book your flights.
There are limits and restrictions on how and when we cover pregnancy, so it's good to be informed before you start planning your trip.
The most important thing to know is this: If you fell pregnant before you bought your insurance, it will be an automatically covered condition if it's a single, uncomplicated pregnancy and you'll be home before you're 26 weeks along. Also, you can’t have a history of any complications with any previous pregnancy.
If you meet the above criteria and suddenly something medical happens to you while you're overseas, being pregnant won't change your cover. When looking at whether you should continue travelling after your illness or injury, our assistance company's medical team will take the pregnancy into account.
Aside from a pregnancy not falling within the above guidelines, we also won't cover any childbirth, antenatal care or newborn care costs, regardless of whether we're covering the pregnancy itself. We won't cover you if your doctor told you not to travel, nor will we cover you for any routine check-ups.
If you're thinking about getting pregnant, please know that we don't cover any costs relating to fertility treatment, either.
These restrictions also apply to members of your travelling party and close relatives.
As always, exclusions apply. Be sure to read the policy before you travel to understand all the terms and conditions of your cover.
It’s essential that you get in contact with our emergency assistanceteams as soon as possible so that our teams can support you from the time your fall sick or get injured until the time you get home.
So that our Emergency Assistance teams can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:
Emma began experiencing intensely painful stomach cramps in our hotel room at the Ohana Waikiki West, Honolulu, Hawaii. No 24 hour doctors were available, so we took a taxi cab instead of ambulance, which hotel security offered to arrange to nearest hospital (Straub). Hotel security also took notes of these events. After assessment in the emergency department, the diagnosis was a threatened miscarriage (not aware of being pregnant, hospital staff estimated Emma at 7weeks pregnant at the time). Medication was given for pain relief, blood tests taken and an ultrasound performed. Emma was discharged and was requested to have another blood test on the following Monday and referral to a local Doctor for a follow-up appointment. Emma spoke to Doctor on phone about results of blood test and further information instead of visiting him as it would have been the morning we were flying back to New Zealand.
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If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation our team is 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: +61 2 8263 0470; or
Phone: +61 2 8292 1470 (reverse charges via an operator from anywhere in the world)
Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
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.
Here are our most frequently asked questions about buying travel insurance for pregnancy. 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.
World Nomads is currently unable to offer travel insurance for New Zealand residents.
We are taking a break from sales to prepare our products and offering for the future of international travel. During this time all products will be unavailable.
If you have purchased a policy from us you still have cover and can claim as per the policy documentation. If your travel is affected by government restrictions, we have options available if you no longer need your policy.
Keep in touch and we’ll let you know when we’re offering travel insurance.