World Nomads Travel Insurance Review

Rating: 9.3 / 10 (Excellent)
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WorldNomads began as a personal website in 1997 and has since evolved into one of the most innovative travel insurance companies in the market, offering flexible policies for long-distance travelers and backpackers. Their insurance plans are specifically designed for younger, independent travelers planning to engage in adventurous activities and wanting to ensure themselves and their gear.

Plan Types

Availability and amount of coverage may vary according to destination. Plans however, are designed to tailor to a wide variety of sports and adventure activities as well as standard travels.


Coverage Overview

Emergency medical/ dental expenses

Medical evacuation/ repatriation



Lost baggage

Baggage delays

Trip cancellation/ interruption

Travel delays

Personal liability

Personal accident

Rental vehicles

No pre-existing conditions coverage – since World Nomads gives you the option to purchase insurance on the go and enjoy coverage almost immediately, terms and conditions which usually apply for travelers with pre-existing coverage can’t be applied.



Certain factors influence the price of travel insurance

  • Destination  (some locations are considered high risk)
  • Type of policy (basic and comprehensive plans)
  • Length of policy (policies can be extended)
  • Number of people
  • Add-on coverage
  • Activities


Terms and Policies

Waiting periods

Start and finish – only valid when premium is paid and Certificate of is Issuance is issued

Extending your policy – this can be done before the end date stated at your Certificate of Issuance. Terms and conditions apply.

Reimbursements – no reimbursements for trips ended early


Assistance Services

Emergency contact telephone number


Twitter @NomadsHelp



WorldNomads Travel Insurance Summary

WorldNomads is the perfect choice for fun-seeking, adventure loving travelers. While coverage for sports and adventure activities are also offered by other travel insurance providers, this comes at an extra cost and could end up you costing more. You could still trace the company’s travel website roots. The website still exudes its love for travelling and certain elements of fun and adventure. One great thing about WorldNomads is that travelers could purchase it on the go, which is great especially for avid travelers who might have skipped this step when planning their trip.  

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Customer Comments & Reviews

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Johnny Z
It's nothing but a scam. They pretend to be offering insurance for nomads while they don't have any idea about nomads and nomadic travels. I would not buy an insurance from such a company.

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