When home is the best place for healthcare healing

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When you take yourself on an adventure to the far ends of the earth--whether it’s rock climbing in Krabi or surfing in Bali—accidents (or illnesses) are bound to happen. While we hope that things don’t go to the extreme, sometimes home (besides being where the heart is) is where you can get the best medical attention. World Nomads covers the transportation to get you there.

What’s covered 

If a doctor has been determined that it's medically necessary for you to return home, we cover:

  • One-way economy airfare to return to your home province.
  • Fare for additional seats should you need to accommodate a stretcher.
  • Flight upgrade to business class when a stretcher isn’t necessary to accommodate you.
  • Round-trip airfare for a medical attendant to accompany you.

Be sure to get advanced approval from us and choose the most cost-effective option. Our Emergency Assistance team, doctors, and nurses have helped thousands of travellers get home safely so they can fully recover. 

 

What's not covered

Our plans exclude:

  • Any incidents in which you’ve abused alcohol or drugs.
  • Any unnecessary upgrades.
  • Any medical expenses incurred back home.
  • Any accidents that are a result of irresponsible or needlessly risky behavior.

This is not a full list of what's covered and what's not coveredIt is important that you read and understand your policy before you travel as your coverage may be subject to certain limitations or exclusions. For more information check out our article on medical transport and repatriation.

How to get medical assistance. 

It’s essential that you get in contact with ourEmergency Assistance team as soon as possible. Our team can support you from the time you get sick or injured until the time you get home. 

To expedite your call, please be ready with the following: 

  • Your policy number 
  • A contact number where you can be reached  
  • The nature of your problem 
  • Your location 

Abdominal pain in Myanmar

On my second day in Burma, I woke up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal distress. I was rushed to the Asia Royal Hospital and immediately taken for evaluation and an ultrasound. I had a large mass in my abdomen and evacuated to Bangkok that evening to see a specialist. I was admitted to Bumrungrad International Hospital, where I stayed for eight days for a battery of tests, including several ultrasounds, a CT scan, and two aspirations of what turned out to be a renal cyst. After a conditional discharge, where I was restricted to rest, I was deemed stable enough to be evacuated. Two days later I was on a flight back to the U.S., where I am now continuing treatment. U.S Nomad in Myanmar.
U.S Nomad in Myanmar

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
  • Are you, your family sick, injured or deceased?
  • Strike at your departure or arrival point?
  • Official travel advisory warning not to travel?

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
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?
  • Need prescription meds?

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?
  • You or a family member deceased?

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 gear stolen?
  • Tech trashed?
  • 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.
Aurelie's portrait photo
Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

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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. 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.

  • Can my mom come and get me?
    If you are lonely and in need of her cooking – no! However, if the hospital has admitted you for at least three days the policy provides coverage for someone to be at your bedside and to be with you on your return home.
  • What happens I’m on life support?
    That’s a really bad way to end your holiday, and we hope you never end up on life support. But if you do, we will look at the best possible solution to either get you home, or get your family over there to say goodbye.