Don’t have a meltdown in a nuclear blast zone; before you go, get acquainted with your travel insurance dos and don’ts.
Chernobyl – notorious for one of the most catastrophic nuclear disasters in history —is one of those eerie and abandoned places that evokes both fascination and fear. Sure, it’s a cool place to go, but will your travel insurance policy cover you if you head to Ground Zero in Pripyat?
Because you need to take extra precautions before going to a place where you could be exposed to radioactive contamination, here are a few things to consider before you go.
That means the Ukraine may not be among the regions where you’re allowed to travel, according to the policy that’s tailored to your home country. Enter “Ukraine” into your details when requesting a quote. You’ll get a prompt that won’t allow you to go forward if it’s an area that’s not covered for your Country of Residence.
Sorry folks, if you’re choosing to travel to a radioactive region, you’ve got to know what you’re in for. We don’t encourage, and don’t cover, knowingly putting yourself at risk, even if your curiosity with destruction and decay puts you on a mission to see a nuclear reactor. That means if you get radiation poisoning, you can’t send us the medical bills (but we won’t say no to a postcard!).
So, you’ve made it to Chernobyl and purchased a travel insurance policy that covers the former Soviet Republic. If you practice caution (go with an official tour operator; wear protective clothing; avoid glass shards and debris), you could get coverage for unexpected accidents or illnesses as long as they meet the criteria and conditions spelled out in your policy.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - what you need to know
We understand that the spread of COVID-19 has impacted your daily lives, as well as your travel plans. In these uncertain times we want to help you to understand the coverage you can receive with one of our World Nomads travel protection plans and how it relates to COVID-19. If you are considering cancelling your trip please read your travel protection plan documents carefully. Cancellations due to fear of travel are not covered under the plan. However, our plan does not exclude losses associated with pandemic or epidemic conditions; meaning that if you, your traveling companion or family member were to become sick (after you purchase the plan) as a result of the COVID-19 virus, you could still receive benefits for losses covered by the plan. Please reach out to Trip Mate, our plan administrator, with questions about your coverage. You can also learn more and monitor the situation by visiting www.worldnomads.com/travelinsurance/coronavirus.About Coronavirus