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1. Safety first

Make sure everyone is safe and out of immediate danger. If the matter is pressing, contact the local emergency services. They should be able to respond in a timely manner.

2. Seek medical attention

Get medical help from a health care practitioner, such as a doctor, or by going to a hospital. If you contact our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team, they can help direct you to nearby medical facilities. They can also help you understand the limits of your coverage (you’ll need to notify the team before undergoing any procedures or surgeries), ensure you are receiving appropriate care, and answer any questions along the way. 

3. Get it in writing

After an accident, gathering documents may be the last thing on your mind. However, it’s important to get the right paperwork before leaving the scene of the accident or the doctor’s office or hospital. Get help from a travel companion if you need to. The types of documents we’re looking for include:

  • Doctor or other medical practitioner’s reports 
  • Hospital admission reports showing the chief complaint of your visit and your diagnosis
  • Ambulance and medical evacuation reports
  • Police reports (if applicable)

4. Keep your receipts

You'll need to keep original receipts and official reports as evidence for your claim. Supporting documents could include your travel itineraries, receipts for accommodations, prescription medication, ER costs, and hospital and physician reports. We reserve the right to reduce or reject your claim should you not have the proper records.

5. Need to know more?

Read over your insurance policy to see what’s covered and to check if any terms, conditions or exclusions apply. With World Nomads, you can file your claim through our web site and send in any original documentation afterwards.

If you have questions about coverage or the claims process, just ask us.

As always, all benefits are subject to our confirmation of the purchase of the plan, the written claim documentation we receive, and the plan provisions.

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
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly dies?

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 meds quick?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Evacuation and Repatriation

Emergency medical transportation: we’ll get you to hospital or home quickly.

  • Explorer Plan: $500,000
  • Standard Plan: $300,000
Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

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
  • Passport or tech stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Accident & Sickness Medical Expense
  • Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Trip Cancellation
  • Trip Interruption
  • Trip Delay
  • Baggage & Personal Effects
  • Baggage Delay (outward journey only)
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) – where permissible
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • One Call 24-Hour Assistance Services
  • One Call Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation 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 are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

Telephone +1-855-878-9588 (toll free within the US and Canada) or +1-603-328-1329 (toll free outside the US and Canada)

Contact the team
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

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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.

World Nomads Travel Insurance was reviewed on Trust Pilot on 1st August 2017 and rated 4 stars

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