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There’s one thing our travelers all say they want more of… more time. More time planning their trip, more time at their destinations and much more time relaxing and enjoying their adventure.

No one tells us they want to spend their precious time sorting out travel insurance, but they know it’s a consideration, whether they be a backpacker, long term traveler or gap student.

Online Travel Insurance

All we need is some basic information on who you are, where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone for, and we’ll generate your instant quote outlining your travel insurance coverage and limitations.

To give you certainty of coverage and confidence in traveling, we’ve made sure all our online travel insurance options include:

We’ve also designed it in an easy-to-understand format, clearly outlining the Standard and Explorer levels of cover, to help you choose the right travel insurance cover for your break.

What and where you’re covered for is very important to our travelers and if you’re already overseas it’s not too late - you can still purchase online now.

World Nomads Travel Insurance at a glance:

When considering travel insurance for your next overseas holiday, you want to know that cover will be available for all those unexpected events that may happen. World Nomads Standard and Explorer plans may offer cover (up to the benefit limits) for the following, when you need it the most:

  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance for a range of events including medical emergencies, multi-lingual assistance, and assistance with flight amendments when your trip has not gone as planned.
  • Overseas medical cover that includes cover for hospitalization, day surgery and out-patient treatment, dental cover, and visits to registered medical practitioners.
  • Cover for delayed, lost or stolen luggage and valuables. Need to cover your tech or sports gear, or travelling with a designer dress? Some plans may allow you to upgrade your cover for high value baggage and personal items.
  • Cover for some of your non-refundable, pre-paid transport and accommodation expenses when you’ve had to unexpectedly cancel your trip for a covered reason.
  • Cover for more than 150 adventure activities, sports and experiences. Cover for different types of types of activities such as rock climbing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, and snorkelling.
  • Cover for some Coronavirus-related events. You may be covered for trip cancellation and medical treatment while on your trip, depending on your chosen level of cover and country of residence.
  • Cover when your trip is delayed, interrupted or cancelled and you are stuck at the airport, or your trip is postponed indefinitely.
  • And much more including travel insurance content, Help centre FAQs, some crazy true claims stories, and info on travel insurance for key trending destinations and activities.

Some handy questions to ask yourself before purchasing travel insurance:

  • Will I need a visa for the destinations I am visiting? Can I travel to a specific country or region or not? Make sure you do your research on all countries and regions you are planning to visit.
  • What activities do I have planned? Ensure you have the right level of cover for your planned activities, sports and experiences.
  • How long am I travelling for? When buying World Nomads travel insurance online you’ll need to enter a start date, and end date of travel.
  • Who am I traveling with, and do they need coverage, too?
  • Does my destination have any travel insurance requirements? Some countries require foreign travellers to purchase a travel insurance policy that at least covers the medical costs associated with treating COVID-19 and other diseases.
  • Do I need any travel insurance add-ons, for example, for high value tech items and sports gear?

At World Nomads, we strive to deliver not just travel insurance cover, but also some added value through our additional services such as:

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 get in touch.

About World Nomads

World Nomads polices are designed by travelers for travelers to provide simple and flexible travel insurance. Featuring coverage for more than 200 activities, you can get a quote, claim, or extend your policy online at All the information we provide about travel insurance is a summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.

Did you know?

  • You can create a membership
  • Access your policy details wherever you have internet connection
  • Join a community of travelers
  • Sign up to travel advice

Traveler tip: your exact coverage benefits will depend on your Country of Residence and the plan you select, each with different policy benefits and limits to cover. Make sure you read your World Nomads policy, which explains in more detail the types of situations that are and are not covered.

Severed Nerve

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

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 more than 150 activities you love + more

Here are several activities under each category that World Nomads love to do:

Not all activities, sports, and experiences are covered under every plan. You may have to upgrade the policy and sporting level to receive the cover you require for the activities you plan to do. Please read your policy wording carefully before you buy.

  • Scuba diving
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing
  • Bungee jumping
  • Skiing
  • Bobsledding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Kite Wing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snow kiting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tobogganing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Tubing
  • Windsurfing
  • Aerial Safari
  • Ballooning
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Hang Gliding
  • High Diving
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Passenger in a commercial aircraft
  • Skydiving
  • Tandem Skydiving
  • Zip Line
  • Bushwalking
  • Camel Riding
  • Camping
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Motorbiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trekking
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Fencing
  • Go Karting
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Childcare work
  • General farm work
  • Hospitality
  • Restaurant
  • Teaching
  • Fruit Picking
  • Admin work
  • 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

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.