World Nomads travel insurance

World Nomads Travel Insurance – Why choose them?

Travel insurance: simple & flexible

The great thing about World Nomads is you can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from 140 countries and is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

7 things you should know about travel insurance from World Nomads

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters
    World Nomads is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.
  2. Value for money with the cover you need
    World Nomads provides cover for what’s important for travellers from 140 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
  3. Flexibility when you need it most
    Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.
  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities
    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
  5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely
    All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
  6. More than just great value travel insurance
    All members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service
    We want to make sure you get the most from You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact directly.

What is covered

There is a list of what’s covered on the World Nomads site, but to name a few main ones that stood out to us:

  • Adventure Activities
  • Baggage loss and personal affect loss
  • Emergency hospitalisation and evacuation
  • Trip cancellation, delay and interruption

Under trip cancellation, delay and interruption, there are a few things that are also not included under the basic policy:

  • Pregnancy not included unless there is a complication
  • Issues because of a war breaking out whether declared or not
  • Emotional disorders unless hospitalised
  • Anything related to substance abuse (even alcohol)
  • “Care or treatment that is payable under any Insurance policy that does not require deductible and/or coinsurance payments by you”

What isn’t covered:

Similarly, here area few or our most important things that are not covered – you can also find the full list on the website.

  • Lost prescription glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses
  • Lost prosthetic limbs, teeth or hearing aids
  • Collision damage only covered on the “Explorer” package

Things you should consider:

  • What activities will you be doing? Hiking, cycling, swimming, bungee jumping, riding scooters?
  • How expensive are your gadgets? Ensure the policy covers the full price of your gadgets.
  • Not all countries are legible for World Nomads insurance, so be sure to enter all of the countries you’re going to visit and double check they’re accepted.
  • If you do not have a return flight booked home, you may be considered an expat and not a traveller, and may not be covered on some policies

We hope this helps! Stay safe out there guys, and if you have any questions regarding World Nomads policies just give us a shout and we’ll find out the information for you.

Safe travelling

Kelly and Luke 


  • Max

    Very interesting article! I’m currently thinking about starting traveling around the world and I’m looking for solutions to protect me. You gave me a clear insight on this insurance and I’ll look throughly into it again the day I’m ready to go ! Just a quick question, do you know if they cover French people also ?

    • Kelly

      Thanks for your comment Max!

      Glad we could be of service! World Nomads also have a range of policies, so you can see which one is best for you 🙂 Depends how crazy you plan on going haha!
      Yes, it covers people world wide including the French, but do be sure to check which countries you policy covers – i.e, French are covered for South East Asia, however cover may be limited if you decide to travel to a country or region where certain events are occurring, i.e war/nuclear reactions.

      Hope this helps!

      Safe travelling 🙂
      Kelly & Luke

  • Ashlea

    I’m terrible for never getting insurance! But mostly because I always feel like I’m going to get scammed. But this really helps me feel safer. I shall consider it next time I go away.

    • Kelly

      Thanks for your comment Ashlea!

      We totally get what you mean, but it’s ALWAYS best to seek insurance for your own safety 🙂 it’s just a case of finding the right one that doesn’t rip you off. There are plenty of insurance comparisons sites around online too which are a great help. Hopefully World Nomads has given you a little more insight into insurance policies and what they cover – you need insurance not only to protect your gadgets, but most importantly your health!
      Head back to this post if you plan on going away, or drop us a message if you need advice on any insurance for that matter! 🙂

      All the best and safe travelling
      Kelly & Luke 🙂

  • John Paterson

    my wife and I are travelling to Hawaii from Canada next Jan. we are in need of travel insurance for 3 weeks. We are senior 67 and 62. Do you offer policies for this?

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