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Travel Insurance while camping

Simple and flexible travel insurance to take you camping around the world. Buy at home or while traveling, and claim online from anywhere in the world.

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You want to escape from the hustle and unwind under a blanket of stars. We get it, we’re a community of adventure travelers, and sometimes getting off the beaten track is exactly what we need. From lush northern European forests to the endless horizons of Australia’s Outback, a camping trip offers the chance to get in touch with nature and explore a different side of travel. But as exciting as planning your outdoor adventure is, traveling far from home and urban comforts can also come with risks.

World Nomads Travel Insurance Standard and Explorer plans offer cover for independent travelers like you for sudden and unforeseen events on your next camping trip, such as being left empty-handed when the airline loses your baggage (with your tent in it), if you need to see a doctor if you are hurt or unwell, or if severe weather washes away your travel plans.

What’s covered

World Nomads can offer cover (up to the policy limits) for:

  • Baggage protection: Got your stuff stolen while camping? Our gear coverage may help with replacing belongings that were swiped.
  • Emergency medical: Camping and fresh air can be great for the body and soul, but not if it ends up in a bad fall. Emergency medical coverage can come in handy in the case of an accident or injury.
  • Evacuation: Your camping paradise may be far away from medical facilities. With our cover, you can get transported to the medical facility best for your care, subject to approval from us.
  • Trip cancellation: Has a sick or injured traveling companion, or a severe weather event put a stop to your camping adventure? Depending on your plan and Country of Residence, you may be able to recover your travel expenses.
  • Coverage for some Coronavirus (COVID-19) related events: To find out more, including benefit limits and exclusions, read our What’s Covered for Coronavirus article.

Your coverage will vary according to your country of residence and whether you chose a Standard or an Explorer plan. Read your policy for details on cover, maximum benefit limits, exclusions, and conditions of your coverage. Contact us if you have any questions about your cover.

Cover for adventure or sport activities while camping

It doesn’t matter if you’re camping in a van or hiking into a remote campsite – chances are you’re going to want to do some more adventuring wherever you’re headed.

Depending on your Country of Residence, and the plan you choose, you can be covered for several activities such as bungee jumping, kayaking, and scuba diving up to 30 meters. While there are many activities available on the Standard plan, those feeling extra adventurous can upgrade to the Explorer Plan. The Explorer plan offers upgrades for activities such as hiking up to 6,000 meters, or canyoning and scuba diving up to 50 meters.

Check your policy carefully for details or contact us if you have questions.

Know where you’re going, and what to do if the unexpected happens

Before you head off into the wilderness, it pays to arm yourself with these tips for a safer camping trip:

  • Make sure to include all the countries you’ll be visiting or traveling through on your policy, as well as the adventure activities you’re planning to do or participate in.
  • Check you have all the paperwork you’ll need for the countries you’ll be visiting, for example, visas, camping or visitor permits for national parks and campgrounds.
  • Check the local camping regulations for the places you are going. Some countries allow you to camp anywhere on public or private land away from habitation; however, many countries do not allow this, and if you cross a border unknowingly, you could be fined, and it could affect your cover.
  • Be responsible when choosing a camping destination or activity. Does it suit your experience? Are there any travel or weather alerts for your destination? Are you using an accredited operator? Can our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team reach you if you get into trouble?

What’s not covered?

Some things we may not cover include:

  • If you refuse to be repatriated or evacuated.
  • If you don’t follow your doctor’s instructions or what we or the 24/7 Emergency Assistance team advise you to do.
  • Any expenses that relate to a pre-existing medical condition, as explained in the policy wording.
  • Expenses that can be recovered from another source, e.g., transport carriers or accommodation providers.
  • Unattended baggage or personal items.
  • Any search or rescue operations to remove you from a life-threatening situation (unless covered by natural catastrophe).
  • Misuse of alcohol or drugs to the extent that it risks your health or impairs your faculties.

This is not a full list of what’s covered and what’s not; please check your policy for a full list of limitations and exclusions that may apply to your specific plan. If you are unsure of your level of travel cover, please contact us for help.

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You can also buy away from home or buy more cover if you extend your trip. Plus, you can claim online anytime, anywhere in the world.

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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.

True Claims Stories

  • Never travel without insurance. This was the first time I ever purchased travel insurance and I am so glad I did. A few days into my trip to Spain I twisted my foot heading down to the metro. Thanks to World Nomads I was able to get medical attention in Spain and since, as luck would have it, I had a fracture that required surgery, they got me a flight home the next day. Filing a claim was surprisingly easy and when the claim was finally processed, I was reimbursed for all of my expenses including things like the extra week in the hotel I didn't get to take advantage of.
    U.S. resident in Spain
  • I recently had a serious injury traveling on my own & the team was amazing. Being confused with a brain injury they took care of everything. Claiming was no problem, they were on the phone constantly to see if all was OK. I can't recommend them enough. Absolutely fantastic & l will always travel with World Nomads Insurance. Thanks guys for getting me home safely.
    Australian in Thailand
  • I was bitten by a monkey at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur. I went to a nearby clinic and they gave me a rabies shot, antibiotics to take for 4 days, pain medicine, and anti-inflammatory medicine.
    Canadian in Malaysia

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?

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Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you*

Trip Cancellation

Been working hard for your trip?

We'll work hard to protect it.

Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Been made redundant?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Expenses

Feeling fit and healthy? What if you get sick or injured?

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need meds quick?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transportation

Know where the nearest hospital is?

Don’t stress, we’ll get you there quickly.

Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Love photography, filming or sport?

Cover your bags, tech or gear.

Protect your gear
  • Luggage lost?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Tech trashed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Overseas Medical & Dental Expenses
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Trip Cancellation or Interruption
  • 24-Hour Assistance Services
  • Baggage
  • And more (depending on your country of residence)
*This is a general summary only. 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.