For those who aren't going home anytime soon
We know there’s nothing more exciting than heading overseas with a ticket in your back pocket. So we designed our policies to cover more than 150 activities and events including casual bar work, skiing, zorbing and much more.
Our policies come with loads of benefits depending on the policy that you buy, but all of them cover:
You can buy more cover, even if you’re already on the road. Generally cover lasts for one year, but if you want to extend your trip beyond one year, you just need to jump online to get a quote.
You can’t upgrade your policy type once you’ve departed and started your holiday, so you’ll have to buy a new policy if you need more coverage. That’s why it’s critical you select the right level of cover up front.
There’s a number of other exclusions so make sure you read your policy and know what you aren’t covered for. These include but aren't limited to:
It’s important to remember that World Nomads offers travel insurance… not medical insurance. That means most of our policies won’t cover you for pre-existing medical conditions or ongoing medical care (we'll patch you up and send you home).
I was held up at gunpoint, on a bus journey between Belem and Teresina in Brazil. My entire rucksack and contents were stolen, and items on me were taken also. We spent the next day at the police station, and have statements from the police and bus company
Protect your trip from unexpected cancellation.
We’ve got your back.
Take the pain out of medical costs.
We’ve got your back.
We'll get you to hospital pronto.
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Cover your lost, stolen or damaged gear and tech.
Help starts here.
You can still purchase a World Nomads policy if you have a Pre-Existing Medical Condition (PEMC) – whether it is serious or not – but we won’t cover any claim/s made by any traveller under the policy as a result of this condition (this includes if you’re on separate or joint policies). This exclusion can’t be removed from the policy.
The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has a travel insurance directory on its Money Advice Service website, or you can contact the service on 0800 138 7777. This service provides details on what may be considered a PEMC, and travel insurance providers that may cover serious PEMCs, which may assist travellers wanting cover for these conditions.
If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation our team is 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?
For policies purchased on or after 1 September 2021:
+44 (0) 2030931750 (Call via an operator reverse charges. Not toll free.)
For policies purchased before 1 September 2021:
Phone: +353 21 237 8005 (Call via an operator reverse charges. Not toll free.)
Phone: +61 2 8263 0470 (Call via an operator reverse charges. Not toll free.)
Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - Need to know before you buy
Our policies provide cover for some coronavirus-related events. 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 has warned against all, or all but essential, travel 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.