Does anyone know of a good travel insurance company similar to World Nomad's? WN will only insure for 1 year max and we need 2 years.
We are travelling for 2 years, backpacking around the world. World Nomad's will only provide insurance for 1 year maximum, cannot renew. They said we need to find another insure for our 2nd year…. any suggestions??
Kellie from World Nomads here.I understand you now have the information you need relating to your query and it has all worked out with cover available to you for the entire duration of your travels.
For others reading this, it does depend on where you're from as to whether it's possible to extend a policy beyond the 12 month mark when traveling for extended periods of time.
For example, if you are from Australia or New Zealand, you can extend a policy for as many times as needed and for as long as needed ( ie each time you extend it can be up to 12 months but there is no limit to the number of times you can extend). If you're from a country where the policy underwritten by ihi Bupa is offered ( eg Continental Europe, Asia, South America , Africa etc) or if you're from Canada, you can extend a policy up to 12 months and then if you are travelling beyond 12 months, you can buy a new policy to cover your ongoing travels ( for Canadians, you must have provincial health care in place for the entire policy duration). Also be aware of waiting periods when buying a policy while already travelling.
If you're from the UK or Ireland, there are specific limits to the total policy duration available (inclusive of extensions).
Always a good idea to read the policy wording relevant to your country of permanent residency as this is where you'll find any information relating to the conditions surrounding policy extensions.
If you have any specific insurance questions, please ask our service team directly who will be more than happy to help: https://www.worldnomads.com/contactus.aspx
Kellie about 4 years ago