Tips and Updates about Travel Health Insurance

COVID-19 Safety: It's Up To You
by Debbie Robinson, Allianz Global Assistance
posted on 10:53 AM, January 18, 2021
When it comes to travelling safely and responsibly, we all have a role to play
COVID-19 insurance is available, but industry encourages Canadians to stay home
by Pat Foran, CTV News Toronto
posted on 7:50 AM, January 11, 2021
If you feel you must fly outside of Canada during the pandemic, you can buy COVID-19 insurance coverage to help protect you in case you get the virus. However, the direction from the Canadian government is now clear. This is not the time to be traveling.
Most insurers warn that new mandatory COVID-19 tests will not be covered under out-of-country medical plans
by Fred Lum, The Globe and Mail
posted on 1:48 PM, January 7, 2021
Travel industry experts are now warning travellers that many out-of-country medical insurance policies do not cover the cost of COVID-19 testing or any subsistence allowances, such as accommodations or meals, in situations where a person may be delayed while waiting for test results required under the new travelling-to-Canada restrictions that take effect today.
Q&A from Transport Canada re Pre-travel COVID Tests
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 9:22 AM, January 6, 2021
On December 31, 2020, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, under the authority of the Aeronautics Act, is requiring effective January 7, all passengers five years of age or older, be...
Canada to require all arriving air passengers to show negative COVID-19 test
by Global News
posted on 2:44 PM, December 30, 2020
In an effort to curb the continuing coronavirus crisis, Canada will require all air passengers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test three days before arriving in the country.
Canadians should avoid travelling abroad this winter
by Global Affairs Canada
posted on 9:23 AM, December 21, 2020
The Canadian government is warning against all non-essential travel outside the country and reminds Canadians that consular services may have limited capacity to help them in an emergency.
When it comes to travelling safely and responsibly, we all have a role to play
by Debbie Robinson, Allianz Global Assistance
posted on 11:15 AM, December 16, 2020
Now, more than ever before, travellers have a greater responsibility to know what they’re getting into before they travel. The coronavirus continues to spread unchecked in many countries, insurance companies...
Understanding your medical insurance options for travel outside Canada
by Joan Weir, CHLIA
posted on 9:14 AM, November 26, 2020
At this time, the Government of Canada continues to advise against non-essential international travel. This is due to the risk posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic and concerns that destinations that...
Canadians sticking to domestic travel in 2021
by Jo-Anne Liburd
posted on 8:55 AM, November 26, 2020
THIA's annual Smart Traveller survey reveals Canadian attitudes toward travel in the coming months.
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