Travel insurance: simple & flexible

You can buy, extend and claim online even after you've left home. Recommended by Lonely Planet, World Nomads travel insurance is available to people from over 150 countries and is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

Great value, global travel insurance from World Nomads

7 things you should know about World Nomads travel insurance


  1. Trusted reliable underwriters

    WorldNomads.com 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

    WorldNomads.com provides cover for what's important for travellers from over 150 countries. By focussing 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 extend your policy indefinitely 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, WorldNomads.com 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 WorldNomads.com 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 WorldNomads.com 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 WorldNomads.com. You can find out more about what is covered and the 5 key parts of a World Nomads' travel insurance policy. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact WorldNomads.com directly.

Why buy WorldNomads.com Travel Insurance?

Our preferred travel insurance partner, WorldNomads.com keeps you travelling safely. They cover residents from over 150 countries and you can buy, extend and claim, even while travelling. Here are some reasons to buy travel insurance with World Nomads:

  1. Save money
    By focussing on what you need and leaving out what you don't, WorldNomads.com prices are some of the most competitive online. With travel insurance that's made for independent and adventurous travellers, their insurance includes what's important: overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and cover for a range of adventure sports.
  2. Stay flexible
    Did you leave home without insurance ? Had a change of plans or your cover has expired? With WorldNomads.com, you can buy travel insurance, extend your policy or claim online, 24/7, even while travelling.
  3. Be adventurous
    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, WorldNomads.com covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
  4. Get help when you need it most
    WorldNomads.com 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.
  5. Stay safe on the road
    All WorldNomads.com members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the WorldNomads.com Travel Safety Hub.
  6. Flirt in 25 languages and stay in touch
    Get all the best phrases in the local lingo with WorldNomads.com's series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides. They'll help you stay in touch with family and friends with a free travel blog.
  7. Make a difference when you travel
    When you buy a policy from WorldNomads.com you can help make a difference to developing communities. Your small donation helps fund local projects through the WorldNomads.com Footprints program.

Frequently asked questions about World Nomads travel insurance

  1. Do I need Travel Insurance?
    Believe us, when you travel, things can - and do - go wrong when you least expect it. Adequate travel insurance helps to protect you (and your bank balance). If you're still not sure, read this.
  2. Who can buy it?
    World Nomads Travel Insurance is available to residents of over 150 countries.
  3. What if I change my mind?
    Had a change of travel plans? Unlike other policies, World Nomads is flexible and allows you to extend your policy while you are still travelling.
  4. What activities are covered?
    World Nomads cover most adventure sports from bungee jumping in New Zealand to white-water rafting in Colorado.
  5. How do I buy it?
    You can only buy World Nomads policies online using a credit card. To start, please choose your country of residence.
  6. How do I make a claim?
    With World Nomads Travel Insurance you can claim online even if you are still travelling. And if you don't entirely trust insurance companies, have a look at how World Nomads have helped some of their travellers.

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You can always extend your policy while you are away.

Travel Tips from World Nomads

Here are a few things to consider when choosing your insurance to make sure that you will be covered on your adventure:

  • Cancellation: It's no fun if you fall ill before you leave and can not go on your trip. To claim though, you have to buy your insurance policy when you buy your trip. Not all insurance policies cover cancellation, so please read the policy wording relevant to you carefully
  • Lost or Stolen Gear: most travel insurance policies have a per-item value limit – make sure its high enough to cover your gear or choose a policy that allows you to increase the limit.
  • Medical expenses over and above evacuation: check that your cover includes emergency treatment while away and transport to bring you home – remembering that insurance providers will usually insist on getting you home as soon as you are fit enough to travel.
  • Adventurous Activities: look carefully at what your policy covers - you may find that you are not covered to do all of the adventurous activities that you are planning while you're away.
  • Personal Liability: Accidents happen. If it's found to be your fault and someone decides to sue you, you want to be covered.

Make a difference in the places you travel

When you travel to far out places you often receive generous and gracious hospitality from local people, even when they don't have much themselves.

We believe, we have a moral obligation to give something back to the people who live in the communities that we visit. It is simply the right thing to do to help people who struggle with basic needs for food, water, housing, health and safety.

How? We support WorldNomads.com Footprints program to fund local community projects to end poverty.

You can help too!

When you buy travel insurance through WorldNomads.com, simply choose a project to support, and we will also donate x% to the same project. Simply use this promotional code, when you get a quote and your small donation will have a positive effect on this community.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference you haven't been in bed with a mosquito."

Since 2007, WorldNomads.com and our customers have funded 300 sight-saving surgeries, built a primary school and repaired another, trained over 200 teachers and helped 40 kids get through school, gave a whole village solar-lighting, installed water and sanitation facilities in 3 schools and 2 villages, provided educational supplies in 4 schools and medicines to 3 communities and 4 orphanages, helped create two kitchen gardens and buy 300 egg-laying chickens, built capture fog-nets for fresh drinking water and provided a safe-home for girls of sex workers.

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Travel Insurance. Simple & Flexible.

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