Travel insurance for backpackers and other habitual nomads
This is for U.S residents.
Most of us here at World Nomads have spent some long time on the road. Traveling long term can have serious side effects – forgetting your own name, your country of origin, or if your travel insurance policy has expired. The first two can be fun, the last one can be.... problematic.
Longer term travel sets you up for doing way more things on your trip than you probably ever intended. With a World Nomads long term travel insurance policy, you’re covered for over 200 adventure activities, depending on whether you purchase our Standard or Explorer plan.
The longer you’re away from home, the more likely you are to forget the activities you specified in your travel insurance purchase. In the heat of the moment, as you’re about to get on a quad bike in Mui Ne with a bunch of friends, is probably not the time to ask yourself, "I wonder if the World Nomads Travel Insurance Policy I purchased 10 months ago covers this activity?"
It's something we want you to be mindful of if you are a long-term traveler, whether you’re backpacking through Southeast Asia or WWOOFing in South America. Try to keep your travel insurance policy close at hand for reference.
In order to be covered by a US World Nomads policy, you need to be a US resident or citizen with a U.S.A. residential address. You must also be able to provide documentation (a current driver’s license, for example) to prove your U.S.A. address.
So if you’re currently living abroad, unless you meet those criteria, we unfortunately aren’t able to cover you.
Did you know you can claim on the road with World Nomads? If you need to make a claim online, read our information on making a travel insurance claim online.
World Nomads also makes it easy to:
Don't forget to pack World Nomads travel insurance for your next trip. Whether you're headed off for a months-long backpacking adventure, or finally embarking on a gap year, World Nomads will be with you every step of the way with:
Never travel without insurance. This was the first time I ever purchased travel insurance and I am so glad I did. A few days into my trip to Spain I twisted my foot heading down to the metro. Thanks to World Nomads I was able to get medical attention in Spain and since, as luck would have it, I had a fracture that required surgery, they got me a flight home the next day. Filing a claim was surprisingly easy and when the claim was finally processed, I was reimbursed for all of my expenses including things like the extra week in the hotel I didn't get to take advantage of.
Protect your hard earned vacation from unexpected cancellation.
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Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.
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Emergency medical transportation: we’ll get you to hospital or home quickly.
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Covers the loss, theft or damage of your bags, tech and gear.
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Whether you need medical or dental assistance or advice, emergency evacuation or travel assistance, our team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.
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Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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.
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