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Covid Update - December 2021

Another year of Covid which meant continued uncertainty for travellers once again. 

Before you travel, please ensure you check the latest travel updates for your country and places you will be visiting. Then buy travel insurance that includes some Covid-19 cover.

World Nomads have a dedicated page to keep you updated on latest travel restrictions and border closures/opens for several countries.

New section added to cover eight Covid-19 related events for residents of 97 countries (UK & Ireland, some non-EEA European countries, Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America except Brazil).

New Covid-19 Ready section added to the policy. This travel insurance is designed for Australian travellers, travelling domestically or abroad. Get a quote by tapping on the icon.


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Complete list of Low-Cost Airlines from all around the world

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Tips and website links for travellers who love to cruise the world.

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Budget tips and links to help  backpackers/solo travellers .

Travel Gadget Reviews

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Travel Insurance review

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A list of handy travel tips shared by travelling experts.

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About the blogger & world traveller

Hi, Travel Groovers

I'm  Lisa

At last count I've been to 71 countries. My path to becoming a Global Gypsy began when my geography teacher took us on a school trip to Singapore. I was so mesmerised by the different culture, food and landscape that I immediately caught the travel bug. After completing a business degree in tourism and working in various large travel organisations in Australia and UK, I backpacked around the world for 11 years non-stop. Even worked on cruise ships in the Caribbean. I believe life is enhanced through travel adventures. My passion is to share my wealth of travel tips to help you travel smarter for less.  Find out more

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Best way to visit all three is take Eurostar London to Amsterdam, train down to Barcelona then...

" Thanks. You're a wealth of travel knowledge."

Lisa W

(Perth, Australia)


Best to use local SIM's when travelling. In Portugal, the best two companies are MEO and ... 

" This is amazing. Thank u for looking up this info my friend!"

Lisa P

(Los Angeles, California)


Skyscanner and are owned by the same company. The prices are different because...

" Oh wow. I didn't know that. Quite annoying."

Willa Z

(Sydney, Australia)



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