Nomad – the best backpacker travel insurance, even covers stolen gear.

Travel insurance from World Nomads is available to people from over 140 countries and is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

One of the most valuable experiences is to travel. The entire world is open and ready to provide us with new experiences and give us the opportunity to have amazing adventures. I remember once, fresh out of college I had moved to Mexico to work. A friend came down from the US and we headed to Belize and Guatemala for some adventure. I ended up getting very sick with sepsis and cut my trip short as I had to self-evacuate to a hospital. It was one of the scariest travel experiences I have personally had. If I was carrying an insurance policy with the resources that are available to help travelers out I probably wouldn’t have hesitated to have my wound looked at earlier and could have received the help necessary to keep me from getting so sick in the first place.  Even though at that age we think we are invincible, we aren’t, and carrying insurance is a great way to give yourself that extra edge while travelling. The best part, no matter how old you are, if you’re really on a budget I’ll bet Mom will be willing to pay for your insurance. Mom’s always seem to know how important these things are. When you see the price for international insurance you probably won’t even ask her!

Travel Insurance. Simple & flexible.

Buy online, even after you have left home. Extend and claim online, while travelling. Travel insurance from is built for adventurous travelers from over 140 countries, with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and 24 hour emergency support when you need it most.



With travel insurance from World Nomads you can:


What can I do?

We cover most adventure sports, from bungee jumping in New Zealand to white-water rafting in Colorado.

Simple & Flexible

Already travelling or had a change of plans? No problem! Unlike other policies, lets you buy and extend online, even while away from home.

Claims Online

At you can claim online. And if you don’t entirely trust insurance companies, have a look at how the insurers behind World have helped some of our travelers.


7 things you should know about World Nomads travel insurance


Here are a few things to consider when choosing your travel insurance plan to make sure that you’ve got the cover you want for your adventure:

  • Cancellation: It’s no fun if you’re seriously ill before you leave and can’t go on your trip. All travel insurance plans are different and some have specific terms of cover for cancellation, so please read the policy wording relevant to you carefully.
  • Lost or Stolen Gear: Most travel insurance plans have a per-item value limit – make sure its high enough to cover your gear or choose a policy that allows you to increase the limit.
  • Medical expenses over and above evacuation: Check that your cover includes emergency treatment while away and transport to bring you home – remembering that in more serious circumstances, insurance providers will usually insist on getting you home for medical treatment if you’re fit enough to travel.
  • Adventurous Activities: Look carefully at what your policy covers as each plan is different and may only cover specific sports and activities. Check that you’re covered to do all of the adventurous activities that you are planning while you’re away.
  • Personal Liability: Accidents happen. If it’s found to be your fault and someone decides to sue you, you want to be covered. Read the full description of coverage in the policy wording and talk to the insurer first before you admit it was your fault. Also keep in mind travel insurance doesn’t typically cover liability while you’re driving (be it cars, motorbikes, scooters, boats… anything with a motor, really) so make sure you’ve got appropriate cover elsewhere if you need it.
  • Is it safe to go there? Make sure you check your Government’s Travel Warnings and keep up to date with the latest travel safety advice on the road. You may not be covered if you choose to go to a place affected by war, terrorism, civil unrest or environmental disasters (like volcanoes, earthquakes, floods) and other major events where you may be at risk.

One last thing that I think you should know about!

Traveling is good for you.  While you might think you’re just having an adventure of a lifetime, you are actually improving your mental and physical health.  Check out this great article here

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