On the road with a bun in the oven
Pregnancy shouldn't be a reason to stop your next adventure. But with a new addition on board, travel insurance cover may help you look after yourself and bub-to-be if you're suddenly injured or have unexpected complications with your pregnancy while travelling.
If you're traveling and have a pregnancy complication due to a sudden illness or injury (outside the period between 12 weeks before and 12 weeks after your due date), our policies may cover:
To find out all the details on our travel insurance cover for pregnancy you can read our Help Center article for British travellers.
It’s also a good idea to check with the airline before you pay for your ticket to see if they have any restrictions on carrying a pregnant person.
We won’t cover a number of circumstances including, but not limited to:
This is not a full list of what's covered and what's not covered. There are limits and conditions that apply, so please read your Policy Wording carefully before you buy for all the details.
It’s essential that you get in contact with our 24/7 Emergency Assistance teams as soon as possible so that you can be supported from the time you fall sick or get injured until the time you get home.
So that they can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:
Here are our most frequently asked questions about buying travel insurance for pregnancy. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask the customer service team. If you’re looking for general travel advice, you can ask our community at Ask a Nomad.
My wife started vomiting and getting dehydrated. So we went to Kaiser Permanente hospital in Santa Clara, California, US. We were informed that she is pregnant. But it was ok. Then she got really dehydrated (almost fainted) again so had to take her to Palo Alto Medical Foundation hospital, they treated her gave medicine and advised to consult the OBGYN. Claim paid: USD $2272,19
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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.
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For policies purchased on or after 1 September 2021:
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For policies purchased before 1 September 2021:
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Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
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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.