Are you one of those people who throws a few changes of clothing in a knapsack and takes off to wherever in the world the newest special deal takes you? If you are, congratulations on being a free spirit…
For the rest of us, we’d rather know where we’re going, and when, and know where we’re going to stay when we get there. And we really want to make sure we have adequate medical and travel insurance to cover any unforeseen events (ranging from less-than-satisfactory hotel rooms to rioting in city streets).
Periodically events happen that impact travel in parts of the globe. If you’ve purchased travel insurance prior to the event your coverage may be affected; it’s in your best interest to check with Foreign Affairs or International Trade Canada to see if an official advisory has been issued. Trip cancellation insurance may be null and void if a Travel Warning is already in effect when a trip is booked. Read your travel insurance policy to ensure you fully understand what you’re covered for!
Below are some useful links to help you prepare and plan for your trip:
Visit the Canadian government’s travel site at Travel.gc.ca when preparing for your journey for travel news, warnings and advisories, advice on certain destinations and for the latest information on travel conditions in other countries. Be sure to sign up for their instant updates via Facebook, twitter and more. Included below is just some of the useful information you’ll find:
Canada Direct is an automated international access service* which allows you to call home without having to go through a local operator.
*Intercontinental communications are routed by Teleglobe Inc.
Currency Exchange (Bank of Canada)
You’ll probably want to know what something costs before you buy it, rather than afterwards!
Public Health Agency of Canada
This site contains information on travel health advisories and international reports from public health authorities around the world.
World time information
Instantly learn what time it is in any location around the world.
World weather information service
Wherever you are going (or wish you were going)… why not check the weather first?
Maps of the world
Want maps and some general information about your destination? Try this site.
We’re ready to understand your insurance needs and to work for you to get the coverage you need.