When home is the best place for healthcare and healing
When you take yourself on an adventure to the far ends of the earth, whether it’s skijoring across the snow or surfing on spring break, accidents (or illnesses) are bound to happen. While we hope that things don’t go to the extreme, sometimes home (besides being where the heart is) is where you can get the best medical attention. Whether you’re travelling solo or with your family, World Nomads can help you get safely there.
After World Nomads and your local doctor have given you the go-ahead to return home, then we may cover:
While your safety and health are our utmost concern, we don’t cover:
This is not a full list of what's covered and what's not covered. It is important that you read and understand your policy before you travel as your coverage is subject to certain limitations and exclusions. For more information check out our article on medical transport and repatriation.
It’s essential that you get in contact with our Emergency Assistance team as soon as possible. Our team can support you from the time you get sick or injured until the time you get home.
To expedite your call, please be ready with the following:
On my second day in Burma, I woke up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal distress. I was rushed to the Asia Royal Hospital and immediately taken for evaluation and an ultrasound. I had a large mass in my abdomen and evacuated to Bangkok that evening to see a specialist. I was admitted to Bumrungrad International Hospital, where I stayed for eight days for a battery of tests, including several ultrasounds, a CT scan, and two aspirations of what turned out to be a renal cyst. After a conditional discharge, where I was restricted to rest, I was deemed stable enough to be evacuated. Two days later I was on a flight back to the U.S., where I am now continuing treatment.
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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.
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Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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Here are our most frequently asked questions. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask the 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
There is NO COVER available for travel to any country or part of it with a COVID-19 travel ban, and any events that arise when you travel against any government bans or warnings.
Ready to hit the road? Before you buy, check your local government travel warnings and make sure you understand the impact coronavirus (COVID-19), and the the associated travel warnings, may have on travel insurance coverage. Please go to our FAQs and choose your country of residence to read more, or you can see our latest travel alerts here. When getting a quote, review the policy wording for cover terms, conditions, limits and exclusions.About Coronavirus