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Travel insurance for stolen passports

Don't let a stolen passport stop you in your tracks.

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Having your passport stolen can cause significant interruptions to your trip. While your mum can send you money if your credit card is stolen, or you can borrow a friend’s bra after the gappy laundromat attendent says ‘what clothes?’, replacing a passport isn’t so easy.

Some of our travel insurance policies can come in handy with your emergency passport expenses, and others can help with related expenses such as rearranging your trip while you wait for your replacement or cancellation if your trip can't go ahead.

What's covered by World Nomads travel insurance if my passport is stolen?

Your country of residencePre-trip CancellationEmergency Passport while traveling Extra costs while you're delayed24 hour emergency assistance
New Zealand
United Kingdom
All other countries

Depending on the policy you buy and your country of residence, there are limitations that will apply. 

What’s not covered by World Nomads travel insurance?

  • If you leave your passport behind
  • If you don’t take proper precautions to protect your passport
  • If you don’t obtain a written police report if it's stolen
  • If customs or another government body confiscates your passport
  • A new passport - cover is to get you an emergency passport, not the full replacement cost 

This is not a full list of what's covered and what's not covered. There are limits and conditions that apply, so for more information check out our article on stolen passports.

How to get assistance if your passport is stolen.

It’s essential that you get in contact with our emergency assistance teams as soon as possible so that our teams can help you navigate the local laws, and help you get your replacement passport faster.

So that our Emergency Assistance teams can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:

  • Your policy number
  • A contact number for where you are now
  • The nature of your problem
  • Your location

Passport stolen during dinner with friends.

My handbag was stolen when I was having dinner with friends. In my bag was my passport, and as I had to apply for an emergency passport, and then another visa, in order to leave China. I had to cancel the flight I had booked.
L.E. Aussie in China.
Claim Paid: $1112.22

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.

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.
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Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

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.


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.