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Is cheap travel insurance a good idea?

Cheap may not always be the way to go.

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Do you really want cheap travel insurance?

Whether you’re traveling domestic, international or worldwide, low-cost travel insurance is only good if it meets your needs. Travel insurance is not one-size-fits-all, so think about what's most important to you, and read your policy wording for your chosen plan before you buy.

Going too cheap can mean you may not be covered when it matters to you. And if you’re not covered … your trip of a lifetime can get very expensive, very fast. That’s why at World Nomads we listened to our experienced travelers and designed travel insurance that is flexible and covers participation in more than 150 activities, at an affordable price (but not necessarily the cheapest).

We’ve included the cover options you told us you couldn’t live without in every World Nomads policy including:

  1. Emergency medical
  2. Trip cancellation
  3. Delayed, stolen and damaged baggage cover
  4. 24/7 worldwide assistance

Travel insurance that has your back

As no two travelers are alike, we’ve designed two travel insurance options: a Standard Plan and an Explorer Plan, so you can choose the coverage that might work best for you.

If you’re planning travel to the U.S, or going off the beaten path, the Explorer Plan may be more suited to you. Then again, you might be surprised by what is covered under the Standard travel insurance option. Only you can decide what travel insurance plan is right for you, so be sure to read the policy wording for whatever plan you choose, so you can make sure it suits your needs.

To get a quote, all you need to do is tell us your country of residence, your age, where you’re going, and how long you’ll be gone for, and we’ll generate your instant quote with all the details you need. You’ll be able to download the policy wording and compare options 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, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We know we're not the cheapest.....

And we don't pretend to be. With us you can travel with confidence, knowing you’ve got 24/7 traveler support, and insider information to help you plan your trip.

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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?
  • 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

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.