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Travel Insurance for pregnant travelers

Travel insurance for soon to be moms.

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Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t still see the world! If you’ve already booked travel, or if you want to take a babymoon to enjoy a vacation before your bundle of joy comes along, our travel insurance policies can help look after you should something go wrong.

What does travel insurance cover for pregnant women?

You may be wondering if you can still get travel insurance if you’re pregnant … and the answer is yes. While travel insurance doesn’t cover routine maternity care, travel insurance with maternity coverage may help in case of complications of pregnancy such as ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, and other medical and surgical conditions of similar severity.

If you develop complications of pregnancy, you may have coverage for:

If something does happen when you’re travelling, you can contact our 24-hour multi-lingual Emergency Assistance team who can refer you to the nearest hospital and help you navigate local customs.

And World Nomads Standard and Explorer plans offer coverage for many other unforeseen circumstances that can derail a trip, such as:

  • Trip delay
  • Delayed, lost or stolen baggage
  • Emergency medical expenses, if you suffer an accident or unforeseen illness that is unrelated to your pregnancy.

What’s not covered by travel insurance while pregnant?

It’s important to be aware that any non-emergency expenses caused by or related to your pregnancy aren’t covered, such as routine prenatal care including ultrasounds and blood tests. Other pregnancy events that may not be covered include:

  • Normal labor and childbirth, even if you give birth while traveling.
  • Treatment of other conditions associated with a difficult pregnancy.
  • Pre-existing medical conditions that may be exacerbated by your pregnancy.
  • If you decide not to travel due to your pregnancy.
  • If you are traveling against the advice of your doctor.
  • If you are medically unable to travel at the time you book your travel arrangements.

Our travel insurance policies don’t cover everything so make sure you read your policy document, including the exclusions and the definition of ‘complications of pregnancy.’

If you’re unsure about anything or have questions about how pregnancy might affect your travel insurance coverage, you can contact us.

Can I fly during pregnancy?

That’s up to you to discuss with your doctor but it may affect your travel insurance and whether you’re covered. Your airline might ask for a letter from your doctor confirming your expected due date and whether you’re at risk of any complications.

It is important to check your airline’s policy regarding pregnancy. If you get to the airport and your airline won’t let you fly, you may not be able to claim on your plan benefits, because the airline denying your boarding due to a violation of their company policy is not an event covered under the plan.

This is not a full list of what is and isn’t covered, so please check your policy for a full list of terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions that may apply to your specific plan. Any example scenarios provided above are not a guarantee of coverage. All claims are subject to review, require documentation and are considered individually. When you get a quote, you can compare the benefits in our Standard and Explorer plans side by side. If you have any questions about what is and is not covered, please reach out – we’re happy to help.

How to get assistance if you're sick or injured while pregnant. 

It’s essential that you get in contact with our emergency assistance teams as soon as possible so that you can be supported from the time you fall sick or get injured until the time you get home.

So that our Emergency Assistance teams can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:

  • Your policy number
  • A contact number for where you are now
  • The nature of your problem
  • Your location

Unable to travel in first trimester.

I unexpectedly became pregnant towards the end of November. I was planning on still going on the trip until my doctor diagnosed me with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. They recommend not leaving the country due to these complications in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Claim paid: USD $3,150
M.McClendon. U.S Nomad.

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.

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?
  • 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 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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Here are our most frequently asked questions about buying travel insurance for pregnancy. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask the customer service team. If you’re looking for general travel advice, you can ask our community at Ask a Nomad.