Whether you’re embarking on a cross-country adventure or taking the coastal route, don’t start your road trip without considering travel insurance
One of the best things about road trips is the freedom to explore at your own pace, an on our own terms. Travel insurance is designed for many modes of transport, but there are specific reasons why it’s important for road trips.
Anything from falling ill to jury duty can prevent you from taking your trip. With this coverage, you may be able to recuperate your pre-paid, non-refundable deposits.
Safety is a priority when you’re getting behind the wheel and traveling to new destinations. A trip protection plan can buffer the hazards of being on the road.
Car breakdowns and traffic accidents can put a dent in your wallet (as well as your car) if you don’t have vehicle coverage. World Nomads' Explorer plans offer damage collision waiver coverage.
If you’re in a crisis, whether you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere or need urgent medical attention, our Emergency Assistance team is available 24/7 in whatever part of the world you’re traveling.
You may need help getting your trip back on track when you encounter problems, whether that be a sudden illness, or an incident caused by bad weather.
If thieves get into a locked car or break into your hotel room, you can make a claim for a replacement or a reimbursement of your stolen items.
Maybe you’re saying to yourself 'I’m not going that far' or 'I've been on so many trips and nothing has happened.' So, why bother buying travel insurance? But, the past isn't a predictor of the future and a destination even just a few hours' drive away could have some unexpected pitfalls. Taking the extra time to research and plan ahead – and consider a travel protection plan – can ensure that you’re supported at every stage of your road trip, whether you're going from place to place or taking the scenic route to your ultimate destination.
One of the best things about road trips is the freedom to explore at your own pace, on your own terms. Travel insurance is designed for many modes of transport, but there are specific reasons why it’s important for road trips.
Anything from an unexpected illness, a car accident or a call to do jury duty can prevent you from taking your trip. This benefit allows you to cancel your trip and recuperate your pre-paid, non-refundable deposits when an emergency happens.
Your health and safety are a priority when you’re getting behind the wheel and traveling to new destinations. Many health insurance plans won’t cover you when you’re a certain distance from home or when you’re using out-of-network providers, so a travel insurance plan can make up for the gaps in emergency medical coverage. If your injuries are beyond minor bumps and scratches, you may need to check into a hospital. Our plans include emergency evacuation coverage for ambulances or transfers to an appropriate facility. Be sure to check the maximum benefit amount specified in your policy.
Car breakdowns and traffic accidents can put a dent in your wallet (as well as your car) if you don’t have vehicle coverage. World Nomads’ Explorer plans offer a damage collision waiver, so that you can head out on the road with the protection you need. Check the details of your plan for restrictions on vehicle types: RVs, motorbikes, and luxury-model cars may not be covered.
When you’re in an unfamiliar place, it’s hard to know where to go for help. When you buy a World Nomads plan, you’ll have access to our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team to support you in a crisis. Whether you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, need urgent medical attention or a referral for roadside assistance, our Emergency Assistance team can facilitate a range of services in whatever part of the world you’re traveling.
It’s a shame to make a big trip investment only to lose everything if an incident throws a wrench in your plans. Trip interruption coverage can help salvage your pre-paid, non-refundable trip expenses that you’ve had to forfeit because of a covered event that has disrupted your travels.
You may also need help getting your trip back on track. If you get delayed, you may need a hotel or a meal as you catch up to your itinerary. Check your policy for any conditions you need to meet: your delay might need to be a certain number of hours or be caused by a covered reason.
You may have camping gear in your trunk, sunglasses in your glove compartment or your camera in the safe at your hotel. Thieves can be crafty enough to dodge security measures and get into locked spaces. With travel insurance, you can make a claim for a replacement or a reimbursement of your stolen items, up to a per item and total maximum limit.
We parked a rental car in the parking lot of a restaurant in Haut Bay, an area of Cape Town. After eating dinner, we returned to the car to find that a window had been broken and anything within easy reach had been stolen. Luckily for us, we had been smart enough to bring our very expensive camera inside the restaurant with us, only leaving behind the case and an extra lens.
World Nomads plans build in benefits that support you should you unexpectedly get sick while traveling. Our medical coverage includes benefits for serious illnesses, such as COVID-19, or being placed under strict quarantine by a physician or government mandate, among other scenarios.
This benefit helps you recover non-refundable, pre-paid trip costs when you have to cancel your trip for a covered reason, including for an unexpected sickness that keeps you from traveling.
The only thing worse than catching COVID-19 is getting infected away from home. If you get sick with COVID-19 or another illness, you can get diagnostic tests to confirm your case and other emergency medical benefits.
If you're in an inadequate medical facility, our plans have benefits that can arrange a transfer to a hospital capable of treating your medical needs.
During your travels, you might have to return home early. With trip interruption, you could get reimbursed for a one-way, economy-class ticket home and any pre-paid, unused portions of your trip if you need to change your plans for a covered reason.
Even when there isn’t a pandemic, traveling can have its bumps and hiccups. If your travels are delayed at least six hours by a covered event, you could get reimbursed for meals, hotels and other basic expenses.
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Whether you need medical or dental assistance or advice, emergency evacuation or travel assistance, 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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Contact Generali Global Assistance:
Telephone: +1 954-334-8143 (Collect outside the US)
+1 877-289-0968 (Toll-free in the US and Canada)
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
Travel insurance for independent travelers. 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 - what you need to know
Please read your plan documents carefully. Cancellations due to fear of travel are not covered. However, our plans may provide coverage if you become injured or ill prior to your trip or while on your trip. Learn more here: www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/coronavirus.About Coronavirus