Simple and flexible travel insurance. Buy more cover from home or while traveling to extend your trip.

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If you're traveling longer and your travel insurance policy has expired or is about to expire, World Nomads can offer you cover. 

We know that your plans can change and sometimes you have to extend your trip. That’s why we’ve designed simple and flexible travel insurance that you can buy online, anytime, from anywhere in the world.

If you buy a policy while traveling, you may have to wait up to 72 hours for full cover to apply, and certain benefits (like pre-trip cancellation) may not apply as you’ve already left your home country.

Any illness or injury that may occur during the waiting period will be considered a pre-existing condition and not covered. However, you can be covered straight away if you're seriously injured as a result of a serious accident after you buy a policy.

Lastly, if you buy a policy before you current ones expires, you'll have continuous cover. Your policy wording will have full details to understand the cover, limits and exclusions, so make sure you read it before you buy.

  • Buy while travelling
  • Get cover 24/7 online
  • Instant confirmation
  • Ongoing traveller support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance

Waiting periods apply

Food poisoning while hiking in Gibraltar.

After returning to Europe from three days in Morocco, I decided to hike the Rock of Gibraltar. While on top of the rock, I became very sick – dizzy, aches and pain all over, repetitive vomiting, diarrhea and cold chills in 36 degree weather. I asked a stranger for help who pointed me in the direction of St. Bernard's Hospital in Gibraltar. There I was given an IV of Ciprofloxacin, saline, ondansetron and paracetamol. I was also prescribed the antibiotic ciprofloxacin and took pills for the next four days as the infection was eradicated. The doctor assumed salmonella poisoning from something I ate in Morocco.
Claim paid: USD $280.75
C.W. U.S Nomad in Gibraltar.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Protect your trip from unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: £5,000
  • Standard Plan: £3,000
Trip Protection
  • Come to a sticky end?
  • Called to jury duty?
  • Been made redundant?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Insurance

Take the pain out of medical costs.

  • Explorer Plan: £10 million
  • Standard Plan: £5 million
Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need drugs?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transport

We'll get you to hospital pronto.

  • Explorer Plan: £10 million
  • Standard Plan: £5 million
Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • You or a family member dead?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Cover your lost, stolen or damaged gear and tech.

  • Explorer Plan: £2,000
  • Standard Plan: £1,000
Protect your gear
  • Luggage lost?
  • Passport pilfered?
  • Tech trashed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Baggage & Personal Belongings
  • Cancellation
  • Trip Curtailment
  • Personal Accident
  • Loss of Passport or travel documents
  • Personal Liability
  • Legal Expenses
This is a general summary for United Kingdom 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

If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation our team is 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?

Phone: +353 21 237 8005 (Call via an operator reverse charges. Not toll free.)
Phone: +61 2 8263 0470 (Call via an operator reverse charges. Not toll free.)

Contact the team
Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
Aurelie's portrait photo
Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

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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.

World Nomads Travel Insurance was reviewed on Trust Pilot on 1st August 2017 and rated 4 stars

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FAQ

Here are our most frequently asked questions about buying travel insurance while traveling. 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.

  • Do you have an excess?
    Yes, most benefits have an excess. The summary of benefits will show you the applicable excess.