Get the medical treatment you need after being attacked.
Physical and sexual assault aren't something you want to think about for your trip, but the unfortunate truth is that these attacks happen way too often to travelers. That's why we're here to help you. While some destinations have higher incidents than others, no destination is immune.
To add complexity to already horrific circumstances, the laws and customs of some countries can see innocent victims imprisoned, so knowing what to do following an attack can be difficult.
If you're unsure what to do, call our emergency teams and they'll be able to guide you. Our Emergency assistance teams have extensive experience understanding and liasing with medical providers on the ground, so that you can get the care you need, when you need it.
If you’ve been assaulted overseas, all of World Nomads travel insurance policies have the following benefits which can help patch you up and get you on the road to recovery:
Depending on the policy you buy and your country of residence, you may also be covered for counselling following an assault - the policy wording will have full details.
Travel insurance is designed for when things unexpectedly happen to you. If you pick a fight and end up coming out worse for wear, we're going to take that into account and may decide you won't be covered because you've put yourself at risk. All policies have limitations, conditions and exclusions, which are explained fully in the policy wording.
It’s essential that you get in contact with our emergency assistance teams as soon as possible so that they can assess the situation according to location and local laws, and then triage accordingly.
So that our Emergency Assistance teams can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:
During my holiday in Sydney , Australia, I was physically assaulted by a man while jogging. The attacker approached me and severely punched me in a face. I fell on the ground and almost lost consciousness with blood coming out of my right eye and nose. I was laying on cement pathway crying and screaming for help. Shortly after, I was seen by group of teenagers walking nearby and they ran to help me. Those people called an ambulance and police. I was taken to hospital and had x-rays and other medical treatments provided. My right eye orbit was broken and I was advised by doctors to have a risky and complicated surgery on low eye orbit to prevent possible vision loss and other complications.
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Here are our most frequently asked questions about overseas medical insurance. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask our customer service team. If you’re looking for general travel advice, you can ask our community at Ask a Nomad.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - Need to know before you buy
Some but not all of our policies provide cover for some coronavirus-related events – select your Country of Residence to find out more. Cover is not available for loss arising from: government intervention including travel bans, border closures or broadly imposed quarantine requirements; events for which the Government (see your policy) has issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ warning or its equivalent, for your destination(s); or failure to follow advice from official bodies. Your ability to travel may be affected by travel restrictions. Check your cover and the latest government advice and our travel insurance alerts.