Many tourists, including adventure tourists, are wondering if their travel policy will cover their trip to Nepal.
World Nomads, a leader in adventure travel insurance, has clarified that traveling to Nepal is safe and their current policy do cover a trip to nepal.
On 9th June 2015, Nepal Tourism Board declared the country was safe and open for tourism. Of the 75 districts of Nepal, only 14 suffered significant damage. Most of trekking trails and peaks are safe and open for the upcoming Autumn season.
Therefore, if you are looking to travel Nepal in the Autumn 2015, you can do so. Many travel insurance providers like World Nomads will support your trip.
CEO Sue Badyari (World Nomads),
A major decline in tourism would be another disaster for Nepal. We need to be very clear it’s business as usual in Nepal from September.
Am I covered by travel insurance if I go to Nepal now?
The answer hinges on when you bought your policy and your country of residence. If you’re a World Nomads travel insurance policyholder, here’s what you need to know.
#1 I bought my policy before the earthquake happened
A Nepal trek takes a lot of planning and you probably booked your trip a long time ago. If you also bought travel insurance at that time (or anytime before the earthquake on 25 April 2015) and now you’ve been informed parts or all of your trip is cancelled you could be covered.
You can check the coverage for your policy by signing in to your World Nomads membership and viewing the policy wording attached to the policy you purchased.
#2 I want to go to Nepal, but will I be covered if I buy World Nomads travel insurance now?
Because our policies are backed by the strength of multiple underwriters, it depends on your country of residence. (Source @WorldNomads -Nepal Travel)
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