Travel Insurance Checklist

We’ve created a checklist to help ensure you have everything you need to get your travel insurance quote or to purchase your plan.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Your Destination

If you’ll be visiting more than one destination, please select the destination you will spend the most time at or your first destination. This is important because there are certain sanctioned countries where insurance benefits may not be paid.

Travel Dates

This should be the date you leave your house and the date you return home. For example, if you are staying at a hotel the night before your flight, you’ll want to include the night in the hotel as a travel day in case you have to cancel for a covered reason.

Cost of Your Trip

The cost of your trip will need to be entered per traveller as shown on your invoice. For example, if a child’s portion is less expensive, their trip cost should reflect that. However, if the cost is not listed per person on an invoice you can split that cost evenly amongst the travellers. Your trip costs should include all expenses you pay for before you leave home. This could include any of the following:

  • Any non-refundable deposits
  • Pre-paid hotel and lodging expenses
  • Train and airline tickets
  • Cruise line tickets
  • Deposits for excursions
  • Car rentals
  • Other transportation expenses

Initial Payment Date or Deposit Date

This is the date that you made your first purchase for your vacation. This should be the date you first paid for any non-refundable part of your trip. This could be when you first booked your flight, cruise, or any entertainment expenses for your trip.

Date of Birth

The date of birth for all travellers on your policy. Some of our policies use the number of travellers and their age(s) to determine the price of your policy, so it’s important to have this information. 

Things to be Aware Of:

Travelling Companions

Your travel policy should only include people who live in the same province or territory as you. If you are travelling with someone outside of your province or territory, they'll need to purchase their own policy. However, they will still count as your travelling companion for coverage purposes.


Policies provide additional benefits when you purchase your insurance early. It may be in your best interest to purchase your travel insurance policy as soon as you make the first payment towards your trip.  You can modify your policy as additional components to your vacation are booked and paid for. If you need to you can do that easily by contacting us at 866-648-8422. 

Have Questions?
Need help with your quote?

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American International Group, Inc. (AIG) operates in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions around the world to serve you better.

Please note that travel insurance products are currently not available to residents of the Province of Quebec. SVP prendre note que nos produits d’assurances voyages ne sont pas présentement offerts aux résidents de la province du Québec. *Coverage as low as $20 is an example based on a 29 year old traveller purchasing the Gold Emergency Medical Single Trip Plan for a 6 day trip with no deductible; actual cost of insurance is $19.98. Prices vary based on individual needs.

Insurance underwritten by AIG Insurance Company of Canada (AIG Canada), with its principal place of business at 120 Bremner Boulevard, Suite 2200, Toronto, ON M5J 0A8. All policies are administered on AIG Canada’s behalf by Travel Guard Group Canada, Inc. (Travel Guard). The coverage described herein is a summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the Travel Guard products available. Please review full policy language for complete coverage details.