Simple and flexible travel insurance. Buy more cover from home or while traveling to extend your trip.

  • Trusted by:

If you're traveling longer and your travel insurance policy has expired or is about to expire, World Nomads can offer you cover. 

We know that your plans can change and sometimes you have to extend your trip. That’s why we’ve designed simple and flexible travel insurance that you can buy online, anytime, from anywhere in the world.

If you buy a policy while traveling, you may have to wait up to 36 hours for full cover to apply, and certain benefits (like pre-trip cancellation) may not apply as you’ve already left your home country.

But, most policies can cover you straight away if you're injured in an accident after you buy a policy. And if you buy a policy before you current ones expires, you'll have continuous cover. Your policy wording will have full details to understand the cover, limits and exclusions, so make sure you read it before you buy.

  • Buy while traveling
  • Get cover 24/7 online
  • Instant confirmation
  • Ongoing traveler support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance

Waiting periods apply

Food poisoning while hiking in Gibraltar.

After returning to Europe from three days in Morocco, I decided to hike the Rock of Gibraltar. While on top of the rock, I became very sick – dizzy, aches and pain all over, repetitive vomiting, diarrhea and cold chills in 36 degree weather. I asked a stranger for help who pointed me in the direction of St. Bernard's Hospital in Gibraltar. There I was given an IV of Ciprofloxacin, saline, ondansetron and paracetamol. I was also prescribed the antibiotic ciprofloxacin and took pills for the next four days as the infection was eradicated. The doctor assumed salmonella poisoning from something I ate in Morocco.
Claim paid: USD $280.75
C.Whitlock. U.S Nomad in Gibraltar.

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?
  • 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?
  • Medivac home?

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.

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
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
Aurelie's portrait photo
Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

Get a quote

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.

World Nomads Travel Insurance was reviewed on Trust Pilot on 1st August 2017 and rated 4 stars

FAQ

Here are our most frequently asked questions about buying travel insurance while traveling. 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.