Find out what help you can get if you're caught up in a terror attack.

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While your chances of being on the receiving end of a terrorist attack are slim, we know it’s a concern for many travelers. Make sure you know what our policies cover, so when you buy one, you're prepared if you're unlucky enough to be caught up in an attack. 

What can travel insurance cover if there's a terror attack?

If the event is unforeseen – which by their very nature terrorist attacks almost all are, depending on your country of residence, you could be covered for:

  • Hospitalisation
  • Out-patient treatment
  • Prescribed medicines
  • Medical transportation to bring you home
  • Cancellation (for U.S residents only)

In addition, we also have emergency assistance teams who can assist you – keeping you informed, putting you in contact with consular officials, arranging medical care, and getting in touch with your family for you.

What’s not covered by travel insurance if there's a terror attack?

Travel insurance isn’t designed to cover everything. We often see claims for terrorism that we have to decline because some plans just don't cover expenses related to terrorism. They include:

  • Cancellation or trip interruption expenses (non-U.S residents)
  • Changing your mind to travel
  • Buying a policy AFTER the event happens

How to get help if you're hurt in a terror attack

It’s essential that you get in contact with our assistance teams as soon as possible so that our teams can support you from the time your fall sick of get injured until the time you get home.

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

  • Your policy number
  • A contact number 
  • The nature of your problem
  • Your location

Terror Attacks in Paris.

After the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 and subsequent raids in St. Denis on November 18, we decided to cancel our trip until a better time to travel with our children overseas.
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FAQ

Here are our most frequently asked questions about cover for Terrorism. 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.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you*

Trip Cancellation

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  • Close relative suddenly dies?

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Emergency Medical Transportation

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Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
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  • Medivac home?

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  • Passport or tech stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

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  • 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.

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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.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

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Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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World Nomads Travel Insurance was reviewed on Trust Pilot on 1st August 2017 and rated 4 stars