Tips and Updates about Travel Health Insurance

Some Cruise Lines Not Accepting Passengers With Mixed COVID-19 Vaccinations
by Brooklyn Neustaeter, CTV News
posted on 7:23 AM, July 21, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line has said it will not accept mixed vaccination protocols (e.g. AstraZeneca + Pfizer) on cruises that embark or disembark from U.S. ports. Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Line also currently have similar policies in place. Many Canadians have mixed vaccinations after the country's National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended the practice in June.
Canada to (Partially) Open Borders August 9
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 1:08 PM, July 19, 2021
Fully vaccinated Americans and permanent residents residing in the US will be able to visit Canada without quarantining as of August 9 with other vaccinated international travellers welcomed on September 7.
What Barbados, Jamaica and Cuba are saying about mixed-dose vaccinations
by Kathryn Folliott, TravelWeek
posted on 8:42 AM, July 16, 2021
Some popular travel destinations for Canadians currently categorize travellers with mixed vaccines as unvaccinated. Many Canadians have one dose of AstraZeneca and a second mRNA dose, disqualifying them from quarantine exemptions at these locations.
Cruise ships will be allowed in Canadian waters starting Nov. 1, 2021
by Kathryn Folliott, TravelWeek
posted on 1:37 PM, July 15, 2021
Canada’s cruise ship ban, previously effective through Feb. 28, 2022, will end earlier than expected. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra today announced that cruise ships can return to Canadian waters effective Nov. 1, 2021.
Justin Trudeau Says Border Talks Will Re-Examine Restrictions For Fully Vaccinated Travellers
by Stephanie Levitz, Toronto Star
posted on 12:35 PM, July 9, 2021
While Canada's Prime Minister says letting in fully-vaccinated international tourists will be the next step in easing Canada’s travel restrictions, he insists that it's "not going to happen for quite a while."
Australia’s COVID Plan Could Keep Its Borders Closed To Visitors Until 2024
by Gary Leff, ViewFromTheWing
posted on 6:50 AM, July 5, 2021
With a largely unvaccinated population, Australia's PM has laid out a re-opening plan for the country that means it might be 2024 before people could visit Australia. Non-residents might not be able to visit their families who live in Australia, though Australians could visit them by leaving the country perhaps in 2023.
Government of Canada Travel Restrictions Update - July 2, 2021
by Global Affairs Canada
posted on 9:34 AM, July 2, 2021
While the government still recommends avoiding all non-essential travel out of the country, fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada will have certain exemptions starting July 5th.
Why Canadians Need To Pay Close Attention When Shopping For Travel Insurance
by Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press
posted on 6:43 AM, June 28, 2021
Canadians who are eager to be part of the first wave of travellers to head abroad once border restrictions ease should pay close attention to what their travel insurance will and will not cover. In particular, travellers should confirm that their policy covers trip cancellation and COVID-19-related health emergencies, said Will McAleer, executive director of THIA.
COVID-19 - TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS UPDATE
by Global Affairs Canada
posted on 6:39 AM, June 24, 2021
The Government of Canada continues to recommend that you avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.
Two U.S. Senators Want To Let Canadian Snowbirds Stay South For Longer. Here’s How Their Proposed Law Would Work
by Steve McKinley, Toronto Star
posted on 8:58 AM, June 23, 2021
An estimated one million Canadian snowbirds spend between three and six months of each year in the US. Florida senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott have reintroduced federal legislation that would allow them to stay in the U.S. an extra two months, up to eight from the six months currently allowed by US immigration policy.
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