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Travel insurance for spring break

From college spring break to family trips, learn how travel insurance can provide cover for your spring break adventure.

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Spring break is a time to pause the schoolwork, get out there and have some fun. Whether you’re a parent taking the family on a spring break vacation, or a college student going overseas for the first time, there are many different types of spring break trips to recharge your batteries.

Whatever you decide to do, considering travel insurance can be an important part of your vacation planning.

Who might want to consider travel insurance for spring break?

World Nomads provides travel insurance for many different types of travelers, including solo travelers, duos living at the same address and families of many different shapes and sizes.

Some types of spring break trips we may be able to offer cover for include:

  • Families taking a road trip to check out national parks, big cities or visit extended family.
  • College students spring breaking in Jamaica, Bali or another tropical destination to escape the cold.
  • Friends or families taking a cruise – Caribbean, European or further afield.

What does travel insurance for spring break cover?

Spring Break only happens once a year, and you don’t want illness or injury to ruin your plans. If you do get sick or seriously injured, especially overseas, emergency medical expenses and repatriation can climb into the tens of thousands of dollars.

All our policies include cover for:

What activities are covered by travel insurance for spring break?

World Nomads covers more than 150 activities, sports, work and volunteer experiences. Your spring break fun in the sun might include water sports like snorkeling, surfing, swimming and sailing – we’ve got you covered for all of these. And if your spring break plans include more adventurous activities, like skiing, scuba diving, and even bungee jumping, these activities may be covered too.

All activities come with inherent risks, and accidents can happen. Travel insurance can provide coverage for emergency medical treatment and emergency evacuation if necessary. This is especially important if you are traveling to a remote location or a country with limited medical facilities.

Which plan is right for me?

World Nomads offers two plans, a Standard and an Explorer plan. Both plans offer a range of benefits including overseas emergency medical coverage, cover for your belongings, and cover for more than 150 activities. The Explorer Plan includes all the benefits of the Standard Plan, plus a few more. Depending on your country of residence, it may offer higher limits and sub-limits of coverage and additional covered activities. To see what’s covered, select your country of residence and get a quote. You’ll be able to compare plans and download the full position description before you buy.

What's not covered?

All travel insurance has exclusions, so make sure you read your policy and know what you aren’t covered for. Common things we won’t cover include:

  • Anything illegal (you didn’t really think we’d cover that did you?).
  • Medical bills related to or caused by drugs or alcohol.
  • Non-emergency treatment that can wait until you return home (it's not health insurance; it's for travel emergencies).
  • Certain pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Ongoing treatment at home.

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 you have any questions, please get in touch.

iPod lost on the way to Cancun

I arrived in Cancun, Mexico and after checking in i searched for my iPod to log on to wireless internet and noticed it was missing from my backpack. I had been using it on my flight from New York too Mexico on flight AA1671 (American Airlines). We arrived in Cancun and took a shuttle to a hotel downtown based on the drivers recommendation as we had not booked any accommodation for the first night. This is the reason i was going to use the wireless internet at the hotel to look for hostels in the area.
Claim paid: AUD $150
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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 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.