You don't need a return ticket to buy travel insurance.
This content is for UK and Irish travellers.
You’ve got a one way ticket in your back pocket and plans for a great new job, life or adventure… but you’re not covered for the trip to get you there. That’s where World Nomads’ Single Trip Travel Insurance comes in, covering the gap between your old life.
World Nomads offers single trip travel insurance to cover you and your personal items for as long as you need us to, whether it be a few days, a few weeks or even months, before you get to where you’re going.
Most of our travelers on a one way ticket are moving for a new job and are most concerned about cancellation or losing their baggage on the way.
We offer Standard or Explorer options with differing cover. It’s up to you to consider your requirements and match them up with the right cover for your needs.
All World Nomads policies cover those events our travelers most often encounter including:
We cover more than 150 activities depending on the policy you choose and if it’s not on the list, call us and we’ll let you know if we’ll cover it.
There are of course exclusions which apply. Some of the exclusions which may apply are:
This is not a full list of what is and isn't covered. Make sure you read your policy wording so you know what you're covered for.
Whilst travelling, I had severe diarrhea. I lost about 5 kg of weight in around 36 hours and submitted myself to hospital. They placed me on a drip, gave me some medication and did some initial tests. They said that I would need to come back in a few days and have a colonoscopy and endoscopy, to determine what the problem was. After having these examinations, the doctor said that she wasn't sure what was wrong, but said I should return to England to have more tests as she was concerned regarding my condition.
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Cover your lost, stolen or damaged gear and tech.
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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.