Extending your trip & buying more travel insurance cover

If you decide to travel longer, we can help keep you covered! You can extend your Single Trip policy online.

You can also buy a new policy while already travelling if your policy has expired or you wish to extend past the maximum duration of 12 months.

How to extend your trip and cover

If you are eligible for an extension per the terms of the policy wording, simply sign into your World Nomads membership, select your current Single Trip policy and follow the links to extend the return date.

You can extend your policy online as soon as your policy starts, up until 11.59pm GMT/BST on the end date shown on your Certificate of Insurance.

Your policy will be extended for the duration you choose (up to a maximum of 365 days for your total policy period) and your policy certificate will be re-issued and saved in your membership, so check this carefully.

If you have purchased an Annual Multi-Trip policy and the trip duration (Standard, 31 and Explorer, 45) is due to expire and you wish to continue travelling, you can purchase a single trip policy for the additional time period.

Please ensure you extend your policy (Single Trip only) with us several days before it expires, due to time differences and possible administrative delays that may occur.

What’s not covered when you extend

If you or anyone listed on your Certificate of Insurance has been sick or injured during your trip, then these medical or dental condition occurring during your initial policy period will be considered pre-existing medical conditions in the new (extended) period of cover. That means that any illness or injury which has come into existence, or has shown symptoms, or has been diagnosed before the extension is not covered in the extended insurance period, so any expenses related to this pre-existing condition will not be covered if you extend your trip.

When you can’t extend your policy

You won’t be able to extend your policy if it’s already expired, if you’re 70 years or older, if you've made a claim or intend to make a claim on it, or if you have purchased an Annual Multi-Trip policy.

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