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The first step has always been the dream of getting to know new places. The second step involves buying the plane tickets and getting ready for the adventure. But the third step, just as important as the others, is unfortunately disregarded by some travellers.

Buying a travel insurance is extremely important when flying abroad. We do not yet have the capacity of predicting the future; thus, we cannot know when (if so) trouble may arise. We have to be ready, because, when it does, it’s too late for regrets. Some countries do not even let you in if you are not covered by a travel insurance.

When I travelled to Peru, several years ago, I got a very bad stomach ache (possibly due to water poisoning). I got to know all the toilets in Arequipa, but not much of the city. I could barely walk because I was too weak -I threw up all the food I ate. After the fourth day in bed, I realised the situation was not improving, so I visited the local hospital.

Two years ago, in Thailand, I was partying around Koh Phi Phi and I tripped over in the street. As I was quite drunk, I went to bed to wake up the following day with a scraped arm. If that had happened back home, the injury would have healed in two or three days. In South East Asia, the weather and the temperature of the water create a perfect environment for the growth of viruses and bacteria. Back to the hospital again. Anti-tetanus vaccine, painkillers, antibiotics and no water immersion… Luckily, I had bought a travel insurance.

 

 

 

 

I am an adventurous traveller and that necessarily involves risks -diving with sharks, climbing mountains, breathing sulphur from a volcano’s fumarole.  So, I need to be aware of the fact that something might go wrong. Of course, I do not expect things to go wrong, but they might! That is why I always buy a trustworthy travel insurance, such as the one offered by World Nomads.

 

Travel insurance: simple & flexible

 

You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s 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 travel insurance from WorldNomads.com

 

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters
    WorldNomads.com 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
    WorldNomads.com provides cover for what’s important for travellers from 140 countries. By focusing 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 buy more cover 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, WorldNomads.com 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 WorldNomads.com 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 WorldNomads.com 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 WorldNomads.com. You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact WorldNomads.com directly.

 

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