Buying a policy

  • Travel Insurance: What is my country of residence?

    Your country of permanent residence is the country where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return. This is the country you may be repatriated back to if you are unfit to continue your trip or if you require long term medical...

  • Can I buy a travel insurance policy if I'm already overseas?

    Yes, you can buy a World Nomads policy when already overseas. You can be travelling anywhere in the world and still buy a policy. You don't have to be at home or within your country of residence to buy this travel insurance. If you buy while away from home, there is a 3 day waiting period (72 ho...

  • What countries or regions do I choose to get a quote?

    When getting a quote for World Nomads travel insurance we ask you tell us a little about your trip. The more details you give us the better we can service you.However we also understand that, as World Nomads you sometimes don't really know quite where you are going. You can add individual countries...

  • Are there any waiting periods?

    Yes, there are waiting periods! What’s a waiting period? It’s the amount of time you have to wait before cover is activated and/or before a benefit becomes payable. But why do I have to wait for cover? To put it bluntly, it reduces the likelihood of travellers making claims as soon as th...

  • How it works: Adventure sports, activities and experiences

    Check out our list of activities, sports and adventures covered to find out: what can be covered; what can't be covered; what plan you must choose to do a particular adventure sport, activity or experience; Standard Plan - Level 1, Explorer Plan - Level 2 If all the sports, activitie...

  • Can I get a quote?

    It's quick and simple to get a quote online. You can also compare prices and benefits to choose a plan to suit your trip. You can even buy a policy if you're already away from home (although there may be a short waiting period). To get a quote and buy online, we need to know: Your country of ...

  • Am I still covered by travel insurance for countries other than the on...

    After you select all the countries you'll be travelling to as well as the policy duration etc, the following quote page will then list your destination region (as influenced by the countries you listed). The two destination regions are: Worldwide - including travel to the USA; and Worldwide ...

  • What is single?

    One person who is under 66 years of age.

  • What is a couple/duo?

    A couple policy covers two people travelling together on the same itinerary, both under 66 years of age and from the same country of permanent residence. This option can also include a one parent travelling with one child.

  • What is a family policy?

    A family policy is for one or two adults under 66 years of age travelling together with up to three children who are under 18 years of age who are travelling together on the same itinerary and from the same country of permanent residence. One of the adults must be the legal guardian of the child/ch...