When you volunteer you have to obtain suitable travel insurance just in case things don't go to plan!
Ecoteer has partnered up with world renowned travel insurance provider World Nomads who are offering a 10% discount to all Ecoteer members, PLEASE NOTE this discount offer is not applicable for citizens of Canada or the USA. World nomads is recommended by Lonely Planet and is available to people from over 150 countries and is designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and activities such as skiing and snowboarding.
5 things you should know about World Nomads travel insurance
- How do I make a claim?
With World Nomads travel insurance you can claim online even if you are still travelling. And if you don't entirely trust insurance companies, have a look at how World Nomads have helped some of their travellers.
- Who can buy it?
World Nomads travel insurance is available to residents of over 150 countries.
- Extend your cover
Had a change of travel plans? Unlike other policies, World Nomads allows you to extend your policy indefinitely. Because it's online, you can do it 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
- What can I do?
World Nomads cover most adventure sports from bungee jumping in New Zealand to white-water rafting in Colorado.
- How do I buy it?
You can only buy World Nomads policies online using a credit card. To start, please choose your country of residence. To obtain your 10% discount you will need to become an Ecoteer member first then access our site through your volunteer control panel. You can not get the 10% discount any other way.
Travel tips from World Nomads
Here are a few things to consider when choosing your insurance to make sure that you will be covered on your adventure:
- Cancellation: It's no fun if you fall ill before you leave and can not go on your trip. To claim though, you have to buy your insurance policy when you buy your trip. Not all insurance policies cover cancellation, so please read the policy wording relevant to you carefully
- Lost or Stolen Gear: most travel insurance policies have a per-item value limit – make sure its high enough to cover your gear or choose a policy that allows you to increase the limit.
- Medical expenses over and above evacuation: check that your cover includes emergency treatment while away and transport to bring you home – remembering that insurance providers will usually insist on getting you home as soon as you are fit enough to travel.
- Adventurous Activities: look carefully at what your policy covers - you may find that you are not covered to do all of the adventurous activities that you are planning while you're away.
- Personal Liability: Accidents happen. If it's found to be your fault and someone decides to sue you, you want to be covered.
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