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Founded in 1998, the Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA) is the national organization representing travel insurers, brokers, underwriters, re-insurers, emergency assistance companies, air ambulance companies and allied services in the travel insurance field. Read more...

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New OHIP out-of-country rules cast light on private travel insurance
by SAIRA PEESKER
posted on 6:02 PM, February 13, 2020
With changes this year to Ontarians’ out-of-country health insurance coverage, travellers from Ontario may be wondering whether they have proper travel medical coverage and insurers are emphasizing the need to report all their health considerations when filling out forms.
Fears of pandemic spread as coronavirus death toll hits 17
by Nathan Vanderklippe
posted on 8:09 AM, January 22, 2020
Fears of a new pandemic continued to spread far outside China’s borders, as the death toll from the Wuhan virus has risen to 17 (as of Jan 20) and officials acknowledged their efforts to limit further transmission of the virus had reached a critical stage, days before the Lunar New Year.
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Can you travel during the coronavirus outbreak? The pros outweigh the cons.
by Gayle MacDonald, The Globe and Mail
posted on 6:31 AM, February 12, 2020
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, travellers need to be aware of where they are going, how they are getting there and know the latest [travel] restrictions, but they don’t need to cancel trips or stop thinking about future ones.
Government of Canada evacuating Canadians from Wuhan, China
by Global Affairs Canada
posted on 5:59 AM, February 5, 2020
-- News release -- The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence,...
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