You can buy, extend and claim online even after you’ve left home.
With travel insurance from WorldNomads.com 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.
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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
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
“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.”
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
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.
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