Backpackers Travel Insurance

Stay Safe with Travel Insurance

You can buy, extend and claim online even after you've left home.

World Nomads travel insurance is available to people from over 150 countries and is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

7 Things you should know about World Nomads Travel Insurance

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.

  2. Value for money with the cover you need provides cover for what's important for travellers from over 150 countries. By focussing on what you need and leaving out what you don't, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.

  3. Flexibility when you need it most

    Had a change of plans? You can extend your policy indefinitely or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you're already travelling.

  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities

    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.

  5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely

    All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.

  6. More than just great value travel insurance

    All members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.

  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service

    We want to make sure you get the most from You can find out more about what is covered and the 5 key parts of a World Nomads' travel insurance policy. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact directly.

Leave a positive footprint

When you travel to far out places you often receive generous and gracious hospitality from local people, even when they don't have much themselves.

Footprints aggregates many small contributions from people all over the world fund specific community projects, helping people who struggle with basic needs for food, water, housing, health and safety.

Find out more about the Footprints network and how you can help.

Cheap Travel Insurance has searched the internet to offer some of the best cheap travel insurance for the independent traveller or backpacker to be found anywhere. You can buy, extend and claim online, you will be insured for many adventurous activities from Scuba Diving to Sky Diving (this will vary based on your country of residence - you can check exactly here)

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Why choose this cheap travel insurance

1. 24 hour 7 days a week assistance - get help when you need it. More Information

2. Online purchase, extension and claims - More Information

3. Extensive list of countries covered - More Information

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Travel Insurance General Rules

Travel Insurance is designed to cover you for unexpected emergencies that occur in the course of an adventurous holiday. Travel Insurance generally doesn't cover you for certain things:

1. Medical conditions that exist before you travel

Cost incurred due to the condition are not covered, you can still take out travel insurance for other purposes (robbery, sports, injury, etc)

2. Deliberately putting your life in danger

Travel Insurance will not cover you if you put yourself in extreme situations where survival is unlikely or injury is highly likely. Chasing polar bears while drunk will not be covered.

3. Claims involving alcohol or drugs

Insurance companies use this as often as possible in order to not pay a claim, from their point of view - when drunk you take extra risks, you're not in control - keep to sensible levels and look after your valuables before a night out.

4. HIV or other STD's

Not covered - so safe sex as always is important.

5. Illegal Activities

If you're involved in an activity that is illegal, the insurance company will not cover you.

Always read the small print - it's all there!

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