Policy about to expire? Don’t worry, you can prolong your coverage even if you’re on the road

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From one day to the next, we know that minds can change and so can your travel plans. That spontaneity is what makes trekking around the world so fun and adventurous. It also means that you may need an extra day, week, or month of coverage.

At World Nomads, you can extend your policy, with a few caveats: 

  • You will have to wait up to 48 hours before benefits take effect.
  • The most you can extend is up to 365 days from your original departure.
  • Certain benefits such as trip cancellation may not apply. 
  • If you’ve sought medical care prior to extending your policy, any subsequent medical treatment for that condition won’t be covered.
  • Policy extensions are non-refundable and not subject to the 10-day "right to examine" period.
  • Buy while travelling
  • Get coverage 24/7 online
  • Instant confirmation
  • Ongoing traveller support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance

Waiting periods apply

Food poisoning in Gibraltar.

After returning to Europe after three days in Morocco, I decided to hike the Rock of Gibraltar, where I became very sick – dizzy, aches and pain, vomiting, diarrhea and cold chills. A stranger directed me to the St. Bernard's Hospital in Gibraltar, where I was given an IV and prescribed antibiotics. The doctor diagnosed me with salmonella poisoning, probably from something I ate in Morocco.

C.W. U.S Nomad in Gibraltar.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Protect your hard earned vacation from unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: $5,000
  • Standard Plan: $2,500
Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly dies?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Insurance

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

  • Explorer Plan: $10 million
  • Standard Plan: $5 million
Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need meds quick?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation

We’ll get you to hospital or home quickly.

  • Explorer Plan: $500,000
  • Standard Plan: $500,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Covers the theft, damage or delay of your bags, tech and sports gear.

  • Explorer Plan: $3,000
  • Standard Plan: $1,000
Protect your gear
  • Passport or tech stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Emergency Dental for Injury or Sickness
  • Bedside Companion Travel and Subsistence
  • Emergency Professional Services
  • Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Return of Travel Companion/Dependent Children
  • Return to Your Trip Destination
  • Return of Remains
  • Travel Accident
  • Flight Accident
  • Trip Cancellation
  • Trip Interruption
  • Trip Delay
  • Baggage and Personal Effects Theft or Damage
  • Baggage and Sporting Equipment Delay
  • Travel Documents Theft or Damage
  • Sporting Equipment Theft or Loss by a Common Carrier
  • Covered Adventure Sports listed in Policy
Assistance Services Included
  • LiveTravelTM Emergency Assistance
  • Worldwide Travel Assistance
  • Adventure Travel Hotline
  • 24/7 Security
  • Travel Medical Assistance
  • Bag Trak
This is a general summary for Canadian residents only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all provinces. Check the Travel Insurance Policy for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

Whether you need medical or dental assistance or advice, emergency evacuation or travel assistance, our team are 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?

Telephone +1 866 878 0192 (toll-free from Canada and the Continental U.S.) or +1 416 646 3723 (collect from anywhere else in the world)

Contact the team
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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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 16 December 2016 and rated 4 stars

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FAQ

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