Yes! Yes you can!
You can most definitely buy a policy even if you’re already travelling, working, living or studying in another country.
If you buy a policy away from home, there’s a 72 hour waiting period from the time you buy it until cover starts, although there is cover during this waiting period for emergency overseas medical expenses and emergency transport expenses for a sudden illness or serious injury as a result of an accident.
All other cover begins after 72 hours or on the Start Date (if the Start Date you choose is 3 or more days after you buy it), whatever is latest.
You can also keep buying more cover while away from home to extend your trip up to 12 months in total by signing into your World Nomads membership as long as you extend it before the policy end date (before midnight Australian Eastern time) and the same product is available.
WorldNomads.com Pty Limited (ABN 62 127 485 198 AR 343027) is an Authorised Representative of Cerberus Special Risks Pty Limited (ABN 81 115 932 173 AFSL 308461), and markets and distributes insurance products of Bupa Denmark (Bupa Global Travel), branch of Bupa Insurance Limited, 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2BA (No. 3956433). World Nomads Limited Company (05443592) is an Appointed Representative of Millstream Underwriting Limited, 145 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4QT (FCA 308584). World Nomads (Canada) Ltd (BC0700178, ON-1708111, SK-101206919, MB-853797942) is a licensed agent for AIG Insurance Company of Canada, 120 Bremner Boulevard, Suite 2200, Toronto, ON M5J 0A8. World Nomads, Inc. (15854422), in CA dba World Nomads Travel Insurance Services (0I46621), provides Insurance underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and affiliated companies, Columbus, OH. All of the information we provide about travel insurance is a brief, general summary. It doesn't take into account your personal situation, what you want or might need. Before you buy, it's important to consider what product is right for you and you should carefully read all policy documents, including the Policy Wording/Product Disclosure Statement/Certificate/Policy/Product Guide, to understand what's covered, what's not covered and the limits, terms and conditions which may apply. World Nomads is located at: Level 21, 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia.