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Compare travel insurance

Learn about travel insurance options for your next adventure.

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Taking the time to compare travel insurance policies can be the difference between getting help when you need it most… or being left without coverage. That’s why World Nomads has made it easy to compare travel insurance online, so you can quickly see at a glance what is and isn’t covered.

Getting it wrong can mean shelling out for ski hire when your skis or snowboard fails to arrive off the luggage conveyer belt, or getting stuck with unexpected medical bills if you have been in an accident.

How do I compare travel insurance policies?

It’s important to make sure the policy you select will adequately cover your needs, as you may not be able to add coverage post purchase. We suggest the best starting point is to consider:

  1. What are you planning on doing?
  2. Where are you going?
  3. How long will you be gone for?
  4. What activities do you plan on participating in while you’re traveling?

Once you’ve done that, the next step is to consider the level of cover you’ll need and what you’ll need coverage for. To help you out and provide some context, the claims we most often see are for:

Another important consideration is 24/7 worldwide assistance so no matter where you are or what time it is, there’s someone just a phone call away waiting to help you and your family. Our emergency assistance teams can help you locate a doctor who speaks your language, coordinate payment for your emergency treatment, and even arrange for your emergency medical evacuation or repatriation home in a worst-case scenario.

Which travel insurance policy do I need?

Only you can decide which policy is best for you. Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, our website makes it easy to compare prices and benefits.

To compare travel insurance policies online just enter a few details about your trip and you'll be able to compare our Standard and Explorer options, their benefits, and how much you’re covered for. When you get a quote, you’ll be able to compare the two plans side-by-side. You can also download and read the full policy wording before you buy.

Both the Standard and Explorer plan provide benefits like emergency medical; delayed, lost or stolen baggage; emergency evacuation; and cover for more than 150 activities. The Explorer plan has higher limits and sub-limits of coverage, and in some countries, it covers additional, more adventurous, activities too.

What does travel insurance not cover?

While we want to cover you for as many scenarios as possible, we can’t cover everything. Here are a few situations we don’t cover:

  • Cancelling your trip due to fear of travel or just changing your mind.
  • Anything illegal (we can’t bail you out or pay for your lawyer, but we might be able to help you find a lawyer that speaks your language).
  • If you've taken drugs or overindulged in alcohol and have gotten into an accident.
  • Non-emergency treatment that can wait until you return home (remember it's not regular health insurance; it's for medical emergencies).
  • Some pre-existing conditions, especially those not stable and controlled.

This is not a full list of what's covered and not covered. There are terms, limits, conditions and exclusions that may apply. Always read your policy carefully before you buy and make sure it’s right for you and if you have more questions get in touch.

Pulmonary Embolism.

Just wanted to say thank you to this wonderful insurance company. When my husband notified the company that I had suffered a life threatening pulmonary embolism, World Nomads took care of everything. They contacted the hospital immediately and checked on my situation, A wonderful nurse called me everyday, speaking to doctors and making sure I understood what had happened and the course of my treatment. I would recommend World Nomads to every traveler. We are still travelling and until we return home will continue to insure with them.
Australian in Thailand

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.