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Travel Insurance for Pregnancy

Learn what is and isn't covered by travel insurance if you're pregnant.

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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.  

What does pregnancy travel insurance cover?

If you're travelling and have a pregnancy complication due to a sudden illness or injury, once you were not more than 28 weeks pregnant at the time your trip started (or 24 weeks for multiple births), our policies may cover:

  • Emergency medical treatment;
  • Hospitalisation;
  • Ambulance trasnfers;
  • Transport to get you home for ongoing treatment (if medically required);
  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance teams.

You must be able to provide confirmation from a medical practitioner or midwife that you were fit to travel, in the event of a claim.

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.

What we won’t cover

We won’t cover a number of circumstances including, but not limited to:

  • Having a pre-existing medical condition that results in complications.
  • Normal costs or losses associated with pregnancy or childbirth. This includes medical care such as your antenatal check-ups and scans and the costs associated with giving birth, and care for a newborn baby.
  • Doing anything illegal.
  • Travelling against the advice of a medically qualified doctor.
  • Drugs or alcohol-related injuries.
  • Deliberate self-injury or wilful exposure to exceptional risk.

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.

How to get assistance if you're sick or injured while pregnant

It’s essential that you get in contact with our 24/7 Emergency Medical 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:

  • Your policy number
  • A contact number for where you are now
  • The nature of your problem
  • Your location

FAQ

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.

  • Do both of your policies cover pregnancy?
    Both the Standard and Explorer Plans may cover pregnancy or medical conditions related to pregnancy provided you will not be more than 28 weeks pregnant at the time your trip is due to start (or 24 weeks for multiple births) and you have confirmation form a midwife or medical practitioner that you are fit to travel. There is no cover for routine or normal costs associated with pregnancy or childbirth.

Pregnant and dehydrated.

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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Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Protect your trip from unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: £5,000
  • Standard Plan: £3,000
Trip Protection
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Emergency Abroad Medical Expenses

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  • Explorer Plan: £10 million
  • Standard Plan: £5 million
Emergency Medical Insurance
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  • Suddenly sick?

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Emergency Medical Transport

Expenses included in Emergency Medical limits.

Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • You or a family member dead?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Cover your lost, stolen or damaged gear and tech.

  • Explorer Plan: £3,000
  • Standard Plan: £1,500
Protect your gear
  • Luggage lost?
  • Passport pilfered?
  • Tech trashed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Baggage & Personal Belongings
  • Cancellation
  • Trip Curtailment
  • Personal Accident
  • Loss of Passport or travel documents
  • Personal Liability
  • Legal Expenses (Personal Liability)
This is a general summary for United Kingdom residents only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Check the plan documents for full details.
Pre-existing medical conditions

You are not eligible to buy a policy if you travel against medical advice, travel with the intention of receiving medical treatment, or have a terminal illness. World Nomads policies cannot cover claims due to Pre-Existing Medical Conditions (PEMC), regardless of whether the condition is serious or not. You can still purchase a World Nomads policy, but the PEMC exclusion cannot be removed, and you will be responsible for any related costs.

For information on travel insurance providers that offer cover on PEMC, visit Money Helper or call 0800 138 7777.

24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance

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.

Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.

Are you in need of Emergency Medical Assistance right now?

For policies purchased on or after 27 June 2024
+44 (0) 144 444 2021 (Call via an operator reverse charges. Not toll free.)

For policies purchased before 27 June 2024:
Phone: +44 (0) 203 093 1750 (Call via an operator reverse charges. Not toll free.)

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