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Travel insurance for participating in team sport

Headed overseas to play in a team sport? You should consider a World Nomads travel insurance policy. Our policies are designed to safeguard your trip, so all you have to worry about is focusing on your game.

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Why consider travel insurance for team sports?

Whether you’re headed to the UK to play cricket, the USA for ultimate frisbee, or somewhere in between for an entirely different team sport, travel insurance can be just as valuable when you’re traveling to play sports as it can be for your annual overseas vacations.

No matter where you’re headed or which team sports you’re planning to participate in, you should consider travel insurance — because plans go awry and mishaps can happen.

World Nomads Travel Insurance offers coverage for a number of team sports and adventure activities. Let's break down what this means for you:

  1. Cover for bags and valuables: when you arrive to your destination ready to play but your gear doesn’t. Our baggage travel insurance may be able to help replace necessary items, clothing, and other personal belongings.

  2. Cover for medical evacuation: cover for when you become injured or unwell and can’t participate in the team sport and need to be evacuated to a medical facility, or in the worst case scenario, back to your home country. Emergency evacuation coverage isn’t just for adventure-seekers who need adventure travel insurance; it’s also helpful for those contact sports and other team activities you might want to participate in while overseas.

  3. Repatriation back home: If you're declared medically unfit to continue your travels or in the unfortunate event of your passing, cover is available for your repatriation back home. This is subject to the reasonable recommendation of a medical practitioner appointed by us, ensuring that transportation is medically necessary and appropriate.

  4. Cover for the whole family: when you plan to bring the whole family overseas with you. When you have to be overseas for an extended period to play sport, it helps to know that if your family comes with you, our travel insurance may help with cover for your loved ones.

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Does World Nomads travel insurance offer cover for other team activities I might want to do on my trip?

Absolutely. World Nomads offers cover for more than 150 activities, sports and experiences under our Standard and Explorer plans, from solo pursuits to team activities, such as:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Pickleball
  • And a heap more team sports.

Note: Not all team activities, sports, and experiences are covered under every travel insurance plan. Cover will depend on your Country of Residence and on the plan you have chosen. For example, some snow activities require a specific plan or upgrade to be selected when you purchase with World Nomads.

It’s always a good idea to read your policy wording carefully so you understand exactly what you’re covered for. And if you’re unsure, get in touch and we can help answer any questions you might have about travel insurance for team sports and other activities.

What else is covered by travel insurance?

Playing sport comes with its share of risk, but not all accidents or calamities happen on the field — or court, or ice-rink for that matter. Other times travel insurance may come in handy include:

  • A canceled trip: If you have no choice but to cancel your trip due to illness, injury, or any other unforeseen event covered under your policy, we may be able to help recoup the cost of things like your unused, non-refundable, pre paid accommodation, tours and flights.
  • A natural disaster: From tsunamis to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes to floods— natural disasters can take many forms. And there’s no shortage of ways they can spoil travel plans, closing airports, delaying flights, wiping out accommodation, and closing off entire towns. Check out our natural disaster coverage article to find out how travel insurance can help when nature goes rogue.
  • Cover for stolen baggage and gear: Whether you arrive to your destination, but your bags and sports gear don’t, your gear is damaged en-route, or you’re the victim of theft, we may be able to help. If your sports gear gets lost or stolen report it to your carrier or police ASAP, then get in touch with the 24/7 Emergency Assistance team who can help.
  • Overseas medical emergencies: Sports injuries are common. If you become injured while participating in team sports activities, we may be able to help with things like locating a doctor or hospital, medical bills, and medical evacuation. Depending on your Country of Residence, World Nomads also offers coronavirus cover for a range of coronavirus-related events.

What plans and options do you offer?

World Nomads offers two travel insurance plans: a Standard Plan and an Explorer Plan, each one has their own benefits, limits, and sub-limits of coverage. Our Explorer Plan offers higher benefit limits and/or sub-limits.

You can compare our Standard and Explorer plans and prices through getting an instant online quote.

Note: both our travel insurance plans are different, and cover varies, depending on what's happened, your Country of Residence, the plan you choose and any options or upgrades you buy.

What are some things trip insurance does not cover?

Because travel insurance isn’t designed to cover everything, there are certain things we may not cover, such as:

  • If you simply change your mind and decide not to go .
  • If you don’t adhere to the recommendations of the Emergency Assistance team. Failure to do so or refusing repatriation home may result in limitations to your cover.
  • Participation in a sport or activity that is not covered under your policy (check your policy wording carefully).
  • Loss or theft of your bags or gear when they’re left unattended.
  • If you’re participating in a sport or activity professionally.

This is not an exhaustive list. For the full details of what is and isn’t covered, read over your policy wording carefully.

What to do in case of an emergency

If you're involved in an accident, suffer a sudden illness, serious injury, or unfortunately, in the event of your passing overseas, contact the 24/7 Emergency Assistance team as soon as possible.

They're available 24/7 to provide guidance and support. The team will assist in arranging emergency medical transport, directing you to the nearest appropriate medical facility, or organizing your repatriation back home for medical reasons if and when required.

Please note that not reaching out to the Emergency Assistance team may result in limitations or reductions in your cover, and please be aware that waiting periods may apply, so don't hesitate to get in touch.

Tips for doing team sports safely

Regardless which team sport you’re partial to, safety should be your primary concern. You might find these tips helpful when planning your team sports holiday:

  • Know your health and fitness limits: You may have played soccer since you were in school, or been physically active in other ways since, but it’s important to always exercise within your own capabilities. Consider your fitness levels and plan your sports and other activities accordingly.
  • Safety gear: Always wear appropriate safety gear when participating in any sport or activity — because heading out on a cricket field without your cup, for example, is not going to end well.
  • Keep your sports gear and other bags and items with you: Leaving your things unattended makes them a prime target for light fingers and swift snatching. Don’t make things easier for thieves.

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By understanding your rights, responsibilities, and the extent of coverage, you can travel with confidence, knowing that you're backed by a reliable safety net in times of need. Stay safe, and happy travels!

Travel insurance doesn't cover everything. All of the information we provide is a brief summary. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the plans described. Coverage may not be the same or available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.

True Claims Stories

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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.

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.

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