Whether you are going to travel all over the world, embark on a Working Holiday adventure or take a short trip to Australia, you will have to consider travel insurance. Just do a quick google search and you will notice there are thousands of companies offering all kinds of cover. So many options can make choosing one that fits your needs a real hassle. We compiled a list to help you out (this is not an exhaustive list)!
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SafetyWing Insurance is designed to meet the medical and travel needs faced by Digital Nomads and other remote workers while they are outside of their home country.
Nomad Insurance provides coverage for unexpected illness or injury, including eligible expenses for hospital for those traveling outside their home country. It also cover visits home, for every 90 days, you are covered for up to 30 days in your home country (15 days if your home country is the US), for unforeseen eligible medical conditions.
Go Walkabout (UK)
Go Walkabout offers travel insurance policies tailored to long term travellers, Working holiday makers and globetrotters from the UK. They offer specialised insurance for gadgets such as laptops and cameras as well as for adventurous activities such as skydiving and scuba-diving. Their insurance packages are specifically tailored to accommodate the budgets of long term travellers, working holiday makers and global nomads. The policy you choose will depend on the activities you plan to undertake while travelling.
Go Walkabout provides a variety of packages tailored for the individual traveller which include:
- Longstay & Backpacker Insurance;
- Unlimited return trips back to the UK, within your policy.
- Over 60 Travel insurance;
- One Way Travel Insurance;
- Working Holiday Travel Insurance;
- Pre-existing medical conditions insurance;
- Gadget Cover;
- Sports and Adventurous activities;
- Annual Multi Trip Cover.
For more details with regard to these policies check out their website.
Go Walkabout Insurance policies are only available to UK residents. They only offer cover for trips starting in the UK which have yet to commence. If you have already left the UK we advise you to check out World Nomads
World Nomads (Worldwide)
The name kind of gives it away. Created by independent traveller Steve Monk World Nomads provides travel insurance specifically catered towards the needs of travellers. The services offered reflect the creator’s core vision of freedom on the road. For instance, you are able to extend your insurance on the go and even get insurance even after leaving your home country.
World Nomads provides 24hr worldwide assistance; An easy to use online claim process; Worldwide Emergency Assistance; covers most adventure activities, etc.
World Nomads provides travel insurance for travellers in over 100 countries. As an affiliate, we receive a fee when you get a quote from World Nomads using this link. We do not represent World Nomads. This is information only and not a recommendation to buy travel insurance.
This French based travel insurance company since 2002 that has over 2 million people insured worldwide. They provide special insurance policies for Working Holiday Visa holders.
The CAP Working Holiday policy offers broad coverage with regard to adventurous activities generally associated with backpacking such as Scuba diving, surfing, etc. Cap Working Holiday insurance provides cover for accidents that occur while working and Woofing.
You will also be covered if you go back to your country of residence for up to 30 days as well as any other countries you might visit during your Working Holiday Visa as a tourist. Amongst others, Cap Working Holiday provides Complete medical insurance; Repatriation assistance; Luggage cover; covers adventurous sports such as Scuba diving, (Kite) surfing and Hiking; Civil Liability cover, etc.
Disclaimer: We receive a fee when you get a quote using these links. We do not represent the insurance companies. This is not a recommendation to buy travel insurance.