Get a quote and buy great value travel insurance for your next trip overseas. Travellers from over 140 countries can buy, extend and claim online, even if you are already travelling. This insurance by World Nomads is designed for adventurous travellers, with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage, a range of adventure sports and activities and 24 hour emergency support when you need it most.

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I had a headache that for several days was becoming worse and worse. I had waves of chills and heat, and was extremely sweaty and hot to the touch. After several hours, including multiple tests and medicines at the hospital, the doctor decided that I likely had a viral infection, possibly Dengue Fever, but that I was well enough to fly and I was discharged with several prescriptions.

PAID USD $306.95 for the costs of medical bills and prescriptions from hospital.

I was out mountain biking when a tree got in my way. On impact, the handle bars of my bike twisted, bluntly jutting into my ribs before I went flying. I was in a lot of pain but there was no external bruising. When I started having muscle spasms near my ribs, I went to a nearby hospital and I was told I had multiple fractures in my ribs.

PAID USD $5,236 for hospital medical care including CAT scan and chest X-ray

I woke up in hospital and had no idea how I wound up there. All I remember is enjoying a beer at a restaurant in the middle of the day, and then I draw a blank. What happened during the next 24 hours between that quiet lager and landing in hospital was a mystery, but I knew for sure I was missing $200 in cash, my credit card and camera. It turned out I had been drugged, kidnapped and robbed.

Reimbursed for the camera and camera case, Credit card issue was resolved with bank.


What country of residence do I choose?

The coverage on the travel insurance plans is different and will depend firstly on your country of residence. To ensure you buy a policy for the correct country of residence, you should consider choosing the country where you have all of the following:

  1. you have unlimited and unconditional right of entry as a citizen, permanent resident or holder of a multi-entry resident visa; and
  2. you have access to long-term medical care (e.g. private health coverage. Not reciprocal health agreements) for ongoing medical treatments or non-urgent treatment not covered under the policy; and
  3. you want to be repatriated back to this country in case of a medical emergency; and
  4. you have a permanent residential address.

Please note: there is no cover for any expenses within your country of residence.

What's covered and not covered?

Each plan is different, depending on your country of residence, where you are going and any options or upgrades you buy. Read the policy wording carefully to find out more about what's covered, what's not covered and the limits or conditions that may apply. You can also ask World Nomads if you have any questions.

Does it cover travel in China?

The plans available are for international travel only. There is no cover for domestic travel or expenses within your country of residence. For citizens and permanent residents of other countries, travel in China is covered under the policy. For Chinese residents there is only cover for international trips; there is no cover for domestic travel in China. Do read the policy wording carefully for full details on who can buy the insurance or ask World Nomads.

Who is the insurer? Can I trust them?

World Nomads chooses its insurance partners carefully, based on their track record of service, expert claims and emergency assistance. This insurance is backed by top tier, global travel insurers and assistance partners who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.

Is this insurance good value for money?

By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don't, the travel insurances available from World Nomads offer some of the most competitive prices online for travellers from over 140 countries.

Can I buy a policy while travelling?

Yes, you can buy a policy if you're already travelling. You can also extend and claim online while you're still away.

What sports and activities can I do on my trip?

World Nomads specialises in insurance for adventurous travellers. The travel insurance plans cover a range of adventure activities giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels. You may have to upgrade your cover at the time when you buy it to include certain adventure sports, working holidays or volunteer experiences.

Why is this insurance different?

World Nomads provides more than travel insurance. You can access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub. You can also learn the local lingo through a series of free iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with a free online travel journal.