Travel insurance for visitors to Canada

06/20/2019

Canada ranks among the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. According to Statistics Canada, the country hosts over 20 million foreign visitors annually. Many of these individuals enter Canada without travel insurance and risk paying out-of-pocket for any unexpected injuries or illnesses they might incur during their Canadian excursions. For instance, more than 60 percent of U.S. tourists do not carry or purchase travel insurance, according to research from AAA. Travelling to Canada without travel insurance is never a good idea.

Canada boasts an effective public health care system that covers common primary care services, according to the Government of Canada. Unfortunately, non-residents cannot access these offerings and must pay out-of-pocket for any medical services needed while in the country. These expenses can be significant. For example, one trip to the emergency room could cost you around $1,000, while an overnight hospital stay might carry a $3,000 price tag, per the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. However, you can avoid dealing with such expenses by purchasing travel insurance from a reliable carrier that understands how the Canadian health care system functions.

Here at Travel Guard, we provide travel insurance policies specifically designed for travellers visiting Canada. Our plans cover a variety of emergency medical services, including hospital stays and prescription medications, and are available for both individuals and families. 

Connect with us today to learn more about our travel insurance offerings for international visitors and how we can help you stay protected while visiting Canada. 

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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.