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How does travel insurance cover my holiday?

We know the most unexpected things can happen when traveling - sex accidents, malaria, chikungunya. We've even heard of coral being firmly lodged in a traveler's bum after a surfing accident. 

So we've built our policies to help cover as many of those unexpected situations as we can. All of our policies have cover for: 

  • Overseas Medical
  • Luggage/baggage cover
  • Cancellation
  • 24/7 worldwide assistance

World Nomads travel insurance also:

What’s not covered on holiday travel insurance?

We've seen some pretty strange things on the road. Some of the exclusions include:

  • If you do something illegal
  • Where you've been acting like a fool
  • If you’ve had drugs or alcohol
  • Any costs associated with an STD 

This isn't a complete list of things that aren't covered. Be sure to read the policy wording before you buy so that you're aware of the terms and conditions. 

Tendon surgery in Ho Chi Minh.

While in a restaurant in Saigon, Vietnam I cut my hand on a broken glass door. I was bleeding quite a bit so we went to the hospital that night. The doctor confirmed that I cut a tendon in my hand (thumb) and will need surgery. The following day I went to the hospital and received a tendon repair surgery at HCMC Family Medical Practice.
Claim paid: USD $2376.75
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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.

We cover 150 activities you love + more

Here’s this year’s top 10 activities under each category that World Nomads love to do:

Not all activities are covered under every plan - click here to read the full list. You may have to upgrade the policy and sporting level to make sure you’re covered for everything you plan to do. Please read your policy wording carefully before you buy it.

Snow
Water
Air
Land
Sports
Experiences
  • Scuba diving
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing
  • Bungee jumping
  • Skiing
Snow
  • Bobsledding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Kite Wing
  • Skiing
  • Ski Joring
  • 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
  • Ski instructor
  • 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
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

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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