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Buy Travel Insurance while already abroad

Can you get travel insurance while overseas? Yes! You can easily buy travel insurance after departure.

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With all the excitement of packing your bags, jumping on a plane, and jetting off to a faraway destination, travel insurance may be the last thing on your mind. You may be asking yourself “Can I buy travel insurance after departure?” The answer is yes!

If you’ve left home without travel insurance or your policy has run out while you’re still on the road, don’t panic. World Nomads has got you covered with simple and flexible travel insurance plans that you can buy online, anytime, from anywhere in the world.

How do I get travel insurance if I’ve already left home or I’m already overseas?

It’s easy - all you need is a good internet connection. Head to our website to get a quote. Answer a few simple questions about your trip and follow the prompts that will outline the coverage and benefits we offer. We offer two plans – Standard and Explorer – you can compare them when you get a quote and select the one that best suits your needs. Then read and accept the terms and conditions, pay for your insurance, and you’re done.

Are there any waiting periods if I buy travel insurance after departure?

If you buy a policy while traveling, waiting periods, conditions and restrictions may apply. World Nomads policies for U.S. residents take effect at 12:01am local time the day after you purchase your policy. So, if you’re already traveling and want to get coverage for a day trip or ski weekend, you’ll need to buy your insurance at least the day before you need coverage.

Also remember that travel insurance doesn’t cover pre-existing conditions or known events, so we think it’s a good idea to buy your travel insurance as soon as possible, so you’ll be covered for that future illness, future named hurricane, etc. The future you will thank you!

What does World Nomads travel insurance cover?

We’ve designed our travel insurance to be simple, flexible and include the things our travelers have told us are most important to them.

Both our Standard and Explorer plans offer coverage, up to the policy limits, for the following, when you need it the most:

  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance in multiple languages for a range of service including medical and dental search and referrals and emergency medical evacuation
  • Emergency medical coverage that may include hospitalization, same day surgery and out-patient treatment, emergency dental coverage, and visits to registered medical practitioners.
  • Coverage for delayed, lost or stolen baggage, gear and sporting equipment.
  • Coverage for some of your non-refundable, pre-paid transport and accommodation expenses when you’ve had to unexpectedly cancel your trip for a covered reason.
  • Coverage for more than 200 adventure activities, sports and experiences, including rock climbing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, hiking and snorkeling.
  • Coverage for some Coronavirus-related events. You may be covered for trip cancellation and medical treatment while on your trip.
  • Coverage when your trip is delayed, interrupted or cancelled and you are stuck at the airport, or your trip is postponed indefinitely due to a covered reason.

Our policies aren’t designed to cover everything, so take the time to read the terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions in the policy wording for full details so that there are no surprises if you need to use it. If you’re not sure if something is covered get in touch.

Malaria at Christmas.

In the 25th of December I woke up feeling nausea, fever, headache, and lethargy. After two days with the symptoms not ceasing I went to a clinic and was admitted with severe malaria. I stayed in the hospital for two days taking shots for malaria and also saline drip.
Claim paid: USD $392,55
A.G. Brazilian Nomad in Zambia.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Protection

Protect your hard earned vacation from unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: $10,000
  • Standard Plan: $2,500
Trip Protection
  • Come to a sticky end?
  • Called to jury duty?
  • Been made redundant?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Insurance

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

  • Explorer Plan: $100,000
  • Standard Plan: $100,000
Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need drugs?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Evacuation

We'll provide assistance to get you to the hospital or home quickly.

  • Explorer Plan: $500,000
  • Standard Plan: $300,000
Emergency Evacuation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • You or a family member dead?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Covers the loss, theft or damage of your bags, tech and gear.

  • Explorer Plan: $3,000
  • Standard Plan: $1,000
Protect your gear
  • Luggage lost?
  • Passport pilfered?
  • Tech Trashed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Accident & Sickness Medical Expense
  • Repatriation of Remains
  • Trip Cancellation
  • Trip Interruption
  • Trip Delay
  • Baggage & Personal Effects
  • Baggage Delay (outward journey only)
  • Rental Car Damage – where permissible
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Generali Global Assistance 24-Hour Assistance Services
  • Generali Global Assistance Non-Medical Emergency Transportation Services
This is a general summary for US residents only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Check the plan documents for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

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.

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

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

Contact Generali Global Assistance:
Telephone: +1 954-334-8143 (Collect outside the US)
+1 877-289-0968 (Toll-free in the US and Canada

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Travel insurance. Simple & flexible.

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.

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