Travel insurance may help if Coronavirus cancels your travel plans.
For information relating to policies purchased prior to 17 June 2021, please check the Policy Wording provided with your purchase. You can contact us if you need this sent to you again. For policies purchased from 17 June 2021 please see below.
We know British travellers can’t wait to travel again even though they’re having to take added precautions as Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to disrupt travel plans. World Nomads wants to help you travel with confidence, so we’ve added some COVID cover to our insurance plans.
All our travel insurance plans purchased from 17 June 2021 include emergency medical and repatriation cover if you get sick with Coronavirus while abroad. Our Explorer plans also offer cover for some Coronavirus related events. A 48-hour waiting period (time excess) applies from the issue of the Certificate of Insurance for the Coronavirus Travel Costs pre-trip cancellation benefit in the Coronavirus Travel Costs Section. Benefit limits, conditions and exclusions also apply, and cover varies depending on the plan you chose.
Benefit limits apply and vary between plans.
|Emergency medical expenses overseas||Yes||Yes|
|Medical repatriation/ evacuation (including funeral expenses or repatriation of your remains if the worst-case scenario happens)||Yes||Yes|
|Coronavirus Travel Costs
Note: This section has its own benefit limits which apply. Check your policy wording for full details or have a look at our Help article which has all of the details, including waiting periods, benefit limits, conditions and exclusions.
If you need to cancel or cut short your trip due to yourself or a member of your travelling party being diagnosed with COVID-19 by a medical practitioner, or if your close relative in the UK is hospitalised or dies due to coronavirus, we have provided some tips below, especially if you intend to make a claim. Please follow these simple tips:
Travel insurance isn’t designed to cover everything, so make sure you’re careful with your planning and you read the Policy Wording to make sure you understand what’s included and what’s not, as well as the terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. If you have any questions get in touch.
Contact our 24/7 Emergency Assistance teams as soon as possible, so they can support you from the time you fall sick or get injured until the time you get home.
When you call please have ready:
It was my final day in Riga, Latvia. In my small bag I keep all my valuables, because hostels can't always be reliable with safekeeping. It contained my new GoPro, Iphone, digital camera, laptop and hard drive, plus my emergency money (200 euros). I planned on using my cameras and computer for editing later that afternoon. The coast was amazing and, as it got late, I decided to take the train back to Riga city. As I was getting off the train, down the vertical steep steps, I had my bag snatched off my shoulder. In seconds, the doors closed and the train pulled off. Telling authorities on the platforms immediately, they could not assist and referred me straight to the police. Feeling helpless, I went to the police where I was kept for hours, because of English barriers and translations of documents. I walked out just after midnight with my report. A day trip I won't forget soon.
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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.
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