A visit to the hospital shouldn't put your credit card into intensive care
Broken bones in Mykonos, mystery illness in Madrid and bus accidents in Thailand, we’ve seen it all and know overseas medical travel insurance can literally be a lifesaver.
That’s why our policy is designed to help travellers when unexpected illness or injury strikes and to get you back on your feet and, ideally, back on the road.
World Nomads’ policy covers accidents and emergencies when you’re travelling overseas.
If you’re accidentally injured or suddenly become ill while traveling, our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team is on hand to help you. Cover may include:
World Nomads policies cover accidents and emergencies only and is not a private health insurance policy. Cover may apply only if there is a sudden and unexpected accident or illness and if there is no reciprocal health agreement in the country in which you are travelling.
If you are travelling to a country where the NHS has a reciprocal healthcare agreement, such as EU countries, Australia or New Zealand, you will need to apply for reciprocal health cover before you leave the UK.
Though our policy may cover accidents and emergencies, it’s not a catch-all for every scrape you might find yourself in. Medical conditions or circumstances we don’t cover include:
If things do go wrong contact our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team as soon as possible. They can advise on your cover and get you in contact with medical help as quickly as possible.
It’s essential that you get in contact with our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team as soon as possible, so that the team can support you from the time you fall sick or get injured until the time you're well again.
So that they can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:
I was so relieved and grateful to all of the World Nomads team to get insurance cover for my treatment this week whilst I have been sick in Vietnam. Thank you for all your hard work and understanding to manage my complicated case with negotiations and international correspondence. I received a truly professional service from you.
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.
Help starts here.
Cover your lost, stolen or damaged gear and tech.
Help starts here.
You can still purchase a World Nomads policy online with a pre-existing medical condition, but we won’t cover any claim made as a result of this condition. You can read more about what is considered a pre-existing medical condition, as well as details of the Money Advice Service which lists providers who may cover serious pre-existing medical 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?
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.
Here are our most frequently asked questions about overseas medical insurance. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask our customer service team. If you’re looking for general travel advice, you can ask our community at Ask a Nomad.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - Need to know before you buy
There is NO COVER available for travel to any country or part of it with a COVID-19 travel ban, and any events that arise when you travel against any FCO government warning advising against all or all but essential travel.
Ready to hit the road? Before you buy, check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel warnings and make sure you understand the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated travel warnings may have on travel insurance coverage.About Coronavirus