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What is the best travel insurance?

Only you can decide what’s best for you … learn about travel insurance for your next adventure.

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We believe the best travel insurance is the kind that allows you to travel overseas knowing you’re properly covered for your adventure… at the best price.

At World Nomads, we’re travelers too and know while everybody buys travel insurance to cover them when things go wrong, they’d rather be splashing out on a Bellini at Harry’s Bar in Venice or upgrading their room in Bangkok to include air conditioning.

That’s why we’ve designed our online travel insurance based on what you said you wanted… flexible online travel insurance that covers you for what you need, when you need it.

Travel insurance: what's included?

All World Nomads policies include the benefits our travelers tell us are most important to them, so we've built our policies to help cover as many of those unexpected situations as we can. All of our policies have coverage for: 

Specific policy inclusions vary based on your country of residence, so when you get a quote, be sure to download and read the full policy wording so you know what you're covered for. 

Cover for Coronavirus-related events for your next trip abroad

The level of coverage you’ll have for any Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related events under our Standard and Explorer plans will depend on your Country of Residence. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 while overseas, your benefits may include:

  • 24/7 access to our Emergency Assistance team, who can help you access local medical care;
  • Medical costs including hospitalization;
  • Evacuation or repatriation if deemed medically necessary by us and in consultation with your attending physician.

Some of our plans also offer coverage for some additional COVID-19-related events such as cancellation following a physician-certified diagnosis to assist our travelers.

To find out what cover applies to you, read our What’s Covered for Coronavirus article, which has all of the details, including benefit limits, conditions and exclusions.

World Nomads travel insurance also:

Travel Insurance: What's best for you?

As no two travelers are alike and range from gap year students and backpackers to long-term travelers and families, we offer two options, Standard and Explorer, so you can choose the level of coverage that is right for you. The Explorer Plan offers all of the same inclusions as the Standard Plan, with additional limits and sub-limits of coverage. When you get a quote, you’ll be able to compare inclusions in each policy and download the full policy wording before you buy.

Our policies aren’t designed to cover everything, so take the time to read the terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions in the policy wording for full details so that there are no surprises if you need to use it. If you’re not sure if something is covered get in touch.   

Teeth hit the ground.

I put my foot in a funny way while I was walking quickly because it was raining, I just fell unexpectedly to the floor my face first so I put my arm bad and broke the shoulder a little bit and hit the ground with my front teeth so the lip was in blood and 1 tooth broken.
Claim paid: USD $3441.64
P.R. Italian Nomad.

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 hospitalized?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly dies?

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?
  • Suddenly sick?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Love photography, filming or sport?

Cover your bags, tech or gear.

Protect your gear
  • Passport or tech stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

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.

We cover more than 150 activities you love + more

Here are several activities under each category that World Nomads love to do:

Not all activities, sports, and experiences are covered under every plan. You may have to upgrade the policy and sporting level to receive the cover you require for the activities you plan to do. Please read your policy wording carefully before you buy.

Snow
Water
Air
Land
Sports
Experiences
  • Scuba diving
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing
  • Bungee jumping
  • Skiing
Snow
  • Bobsledding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Kite Wing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snow kiting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tobogganing
Water
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Tubing
  • Windsurfing
Air
  • Aerial Safari
  • Ballooning
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Hang Gliding
  • High Diving
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Passenger in a commercial aircraft
  • Skydiving
  • Tandem Skydiving
  • Zip Line
Land
  • Bushwalking
  • Camel Riding
  • Camping
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Motorbiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trekking
Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Fencing
  • Go Karting
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Volleyball
Experiences
  • Childcare work
  • General farm work
  • Hospitality
  • Restaurant
  • Teaching
  • Fruit Picking
  • Admin work
  • Office work
  • WWOOFing
All of the information we provide about travel insurance is a brief summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces.

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?

Contact the team

Travel insurance. Simple & flexible.

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.