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Baggage insurance

Travel insurance can help those who love what they lug.

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It’s never part of the plan when you show up at your destination – and your baggage doesn’t. Or when your devices have been swiped from right under your nose in Peru. Our travel insurance plans have been designed for travelers by travelers, with baggage benefits to support you when things go wrong.   

How travel insurance can help if your bags are stolen, delayed or damaged. 



Baggage delay (12 hours or more) 

Standard and Explorer  

Damaged baggage  

Standard and Explorer  

Baggage stolen under your supervision 

Standard and Explorer  

Bags lost by a carrier in transit

Standard and Explorer  

Stolen passports and IDs 

Standard and Explorer  

Coverage is secondary to any coverage from your common carrier and are subject to per item and total maximum benefit amounts as shown on your policy.

What does baggage insurance not cover?

Travel insurance isn’t designed to cover everything. Some things we don't cover include:

  • Leaving your gear behind.
  • Things stolen because you haven’t kept your eye on them.
  • Leaving your gear in an unattended car.
  • Prescribed medications.
  • When you don't get a theft or loss report from an authority.
  • Professional or occupational equipment or property.

This is not a full list of what's covered and not covered. There are item limits and conditions that apply, so for more information check out our article on baggage coverage and personal effects and read your policy carefully before you buy.

Travel Insurance Baggage Tips:

  • Find and scan your receipts before you leave.
  • If an airline loses your baggage, notify them right away and get a record.
  • Theft? Report it to the police within 24 hours.
  • Password protect your devices and enable the lock screen if possible.
  •  If you’ve got a handset or tablet that can be blocked, block it.
  • Make a claim within seven days; submit documentation within 90 days.

Baggage Delay in Delhi

When I arrived in Delhi from Rome, the baggage claim desk informed me that my bag had been delayed in transit. I was without my bag for almost a week before it was finally delivered. Since it was winter in Delhi, and my warm jacket was in my bag, I had to purchase a new jacket and other warm clothing that I had not packed in my carry-on.

S.N. U.S Nomad in India

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 hospitalized?
  • 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.

Emergency Evacuation

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

  • Explorer Plan: $500,000
  • Standard Plan: $300,000
Emergency Evacuation
  • 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
  • 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 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?

For policies purchased on or after 1 January 2020:
Contact Generali Global Assistance:
Telephone: +1 954-334-8143 (Collect outside the US)
+1 877-289-0968 (Toll-free in the US and Canada)

For policies purchased before 1 January 2020:
Contact One Call Worldwide Travel Services Network
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

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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Here are our most frequently asked questions about buying travel insurance for baggage. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Help Center or you can ask the customer service team. 

  • What if I don’t have receipts?
    You can still file a claim. However, the team might depreciate or be unable to process your claim. Read our Help Center article for more info on what to do if you don’t have documentation.
  • How do my items get depreciated?
    Electronics age and get knocked about. Depreciation happens to match the claim to the item’s current price, not original retail price. If you have the receipts, your items will be reduced in value by 10% percent for each year from the purchase date.
  • Do my items get depreciated?
    Yes, they do. The company will pay the lesser of the following: (a) actual cash value at time of loss, theft, or damage to baggage and personal effects, or (b) the cost of repair or replacement in like kind and quality.