When home is the best place for healthcare and healing
Serious accidents or illnesses can strike at any time, whether you’re trekking through the Eurasian Steppe or (not so) simply crossing the road in Vietnam. Travel insurance can help if you’re unexpectedly seriously ill or injured and it’s medically necessary for you to return home.
Medical repatriation can be extremely expensive, depending on where you are, and the amount of medical support you might need. World Nomads emergency repatriation insurance may cover your return home. Our expert 24/7 Emergency Assistance Teams can help you negotiate the complexities of hospitals, specialist transportation, airline approvals and medical escorts in a foreign country.
If you need medical repatriation, then it's really important that you (or someone else if you can't), contact our Emergency Assistance Team as soon as possible to advise us of the situation. If your treating doctor and the World Nomads’ medical team agree it’s necessary to bring you home for treatment or ongoing care.
Your repatriation must be proven to be medically necessary and due to a covered personal accident or illness. If you purchase your policy after you’ve already left your home country, there is a 72 hour waiting period before cover begins (except for events arising from personal accidents)
All cover ends on disembarkation in your country of residence. Your return ticket/s must be used, negotiated or offset with the repatriation costs. If it’s necessary to cancel the initial tickets, the reimbursement value will be deducted from the claim payable.
In the case of motor accident, there is no cover for the return of these goods to the provider or their place of hire.
After World Nomads and your local doctor have given you the go-ahead to return home, then we may cover:
Travel insurance isn't designed to cover everything. Terms, conditions, and exclusions do apply, so be sure to read your full policy wording to avoid surprises. Here are the main things that aren't covered:
This is not a full list of what's covered and what's not covered. It is important that you read and understand your policy before you travel as your coverage is subject to certain limitations and exclusions.
It’s essential that you get in contact with our Emergency 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:
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.
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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?
Phone: +1 877-660-2844 (collect from anywhere in the world)
Phone: (11) 2526-9312 (from Brazil)
Whatsapp: +57 316 851-0533
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - Need to know before you buy
There is NO COVER available for travel to any country or part of it with a COVID-19 travel ban, and any events that arise when you travel against any government bans or warnings.
Ready to hit the road? Before you buy, check your local government travel warnings and make sure you understand the impact coronavirus (COVID-19), and the the associated travel warnings, may have on travel insurance coverage. Please go to our FAQs and choose your country of residence to read more, or you can see our latest travel alerts here. When getting a quote, review the policy wording for cover terms, conditions, limits and exclusions.About Coronavirus