Travel Insurance: simple & flexible

You can buy, extend and claim online even after you’ve left home.

With travel insurance from you can buy, extend and claim online, even after you’ve left home. It’s 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.

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters 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.

  • Value for money with the cover you 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.
  • Flexibility when you need it mostHad 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.
  • Cover for a range of adventure activitiesFrom 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.
  • World Nomads keeps you travelling safelyAll 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.
  • More than just great value travel insuranceAll 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.
  • Commitment to exceptional customer serviceWe want to make sure you get the most from 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 directly.

True claims

  • “I was jogging along a footpath, about four metres from a main highway and then… well, God only knows what happened. I woke up, face down, with my leg all twisted. I was in immense pain. I don’t remember being hit by a vehicle or a person — I have no idea how it happened. I called for help but most people just ignored me. Finally a Red Cross ambulance arrived and took me to Emergency at a nearby hospital: this was the beginning of a long road to recovery. You do not want to be stuck in hospital in Costa Rica.”

    How our insurer helped

    Emergency medical treatment including ambulance, hospital care, X-rays, a temporary cast, air ambulance transfer to USA for surgery by an orthopaedic surgeon using my health insurance. Total costs incurred abroad paid USD$159,479.

    PAID USD$159,479

  • “I have always been a healthy young woman and did not plan on ending up in hospital with a life-threatening condition while travelling in Switzerland. Without any prior symptoms or warning signs that something was wrong, I was admitted to hospital in Zurich with sudden onset of a ‘burst berry aneurysm’. From what I now understand, an aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning of an artery and, when it bursts, it can result in stroke or life-threatening hemorrhaging. A ‘burst berry aneurysm’ occurs in the brain (apparently, according to medical eyes, the swelling looks like a berry dangling from a vine… not that I was concerned by euphemisms at the time!). It was a terrifying experience for me and my family.”

    How our insurer helped

    Ten days in hospital with specialist care, including surgical clipping of an artery, followed by weeks of bed rest in Zurich. The patient’s parents were flown from Australia to Zurich to help her recover. Ongoing travel plans to the USA had to be cancelled.

    All claims are assessed individually depending on the circumstances and the coverage purchased by the traveller. What is covered in one plan, may not be covered in all plans. Please review your policy description of coverage carefully for details on what’s covered (and not).

    PAID AUD $73,794

  • New Zeland in Uganda
    “I was supposed to go on a two month trip to visit 10 countries throughout Africa. My first stop was Uganda, and on my 4th day there I got a call from my mother to tell me that my step father had collapsed from a heart attack and doctors predicted he only had 2 weeks to live.”

    How our insurer helped
    Not only did they pay for my plane ticket home, but they also reimbursed me for my Kumuka tour, my Gorilla tour, and lodging for the duration of my trip

    Claim paid: NZL $4,969.73

  • Australian in Peru

    “I was lucky to survive a fire blast in Egypt, where I was admitted to hospital in a town close to Dahab, with neck, face and leg injuries. I was diagnosed with a fracture dislocation in the right shoulder and arm, lacerations all over my body and a broken finger. They also carried out exploratory surgery on my abdomen, before transferring me to Cairo for further examination and treatment.”

    How our insurer helped

    Air ambulance transfer to International Hospital in Cairo for specialist care and surgery. Flights and accommodation for immediate family to fly to Cairo to be with her. Total cost $89,833.

    PAID AUD $89,833



Leave a positive footprint

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.

Footprints aggregates many small contributions from people all over the world fund specific community projects, helping people who struggle with basic needs for food, water, housing, health and safety.

Find out more about the Footprints network and how you can help.