For those who aren't going home anytime soon.

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What does long term travel insurance cover?

We know there’s nothing more exciting than heading overseas with a ticket in your back pocket. So we designed our policies to cover more than 150 activities and events including casual bar work, skiing, zorbing and much more.

Our policies come with loads of benefits depending on the policy that you buy, but all of them cover:

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

How do I buy more travel insurance cover?

You can buy more cover, even if you’re already on the road. Generally cover lasts for one year, but if you want to extend your trip beyond one year, you just need to jump online to get a quote.

You can’t upgrade your policy type once you’ve departed and started your holiday, so you’ll have to buy a new policy if you need more coverage. That’s why it’s critical you select the right level of cover up front.

What’s not covered on long term travel insurance?

There’s a number of other exclusions so make sure you read your policy and know what you aren’t covered for. These include but aren't limited to:

  • Anything illegal (you didn’t really think we’d cover that did you?)
  • If you've taken drugs or alcohol
  • That rash you picked up while having hostel sex (ah, sorry)
  • Non-emergency treatment that can wait until you return home (it's not health insurance, it's for travel emergencies)
  • Ongoing treatment at home

It’s important to remember that World Nomads offers travel insurance… not medical insurance. That means most of our policies won’t cover you for pre-existing medical conditions or ongoing medical care (we'll patch you up and send you home).

Severed Nerve

I was opening a bag of potatoes with a knife. The knife slipped and cut the 2nd (index) finger on my left hand. I attended the local emergency department in Aix-en-Provence at no charge, they referred me to Clinique Axium the following day. I underwent micro surgery to repair the ulnar nerve in my finger which I had partially severed (50%). Up until this time I was unaware that I had injured the nerve and definitely wasn't aware that I would require surgery. This operation was conducted under local anaesthetic.. I have had 2 follow up appointments at the Clinique the first of which was to issue a prescription to enable my dressings to be changed along with having a specialised splint made to keep my finger in a bent position to enable healing.
Claim paid: NZD $1039.13
T.P. Kiwi in France.

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.
Aurelie's portrait photo
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