Almost, but not quite; every year the number of tourists to Canada equals Canada's population
The population in Canada is approximately 35 million. Interestingly enough, the Canadian government estimates that 35 million tourists visit Canada annually. That's one visitor to Canada for every person in the country!
When planning a trip to Canada, of course, the last thing anyone wants to think about is getting sick or injured. But when travelling, even the most minor injuries or illnesses can become a major expense - even in Canada. The fact is that Canada's well known health care system does not offer free medical care for visitors or tourists.
What does this mean for tourists visiting Canada?
If visiting Canada, travel health insurance is a must-have, otherwise you could be out-of-pocket if you need to visit a hospital unexpectedly. And, the need to seek emergency medical attention while travelling in Canada can be costly.
According to a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the average cost per stay in the hospital is:
- $5,850 for a broken ankle
- $5,127 for a broken forearm
- $6,175 for injuries to the shoulder or upper arm
- $21,186 for frostbite
The official travel guide to visiting Canada, the Canadian Tourism Commission website, also puts a dollar value to a hospital stay: $1,000 - $2,000 per day.Compare these costs to the price of a Visitors to Canada travel insurance policy. For $25,000 in coverage for a two week visit, a person who is 40 can purchase a policy for as little as $31.92; it is worth buying given the expense of the alternative.
What does Kanetix recommend?
The best travel health insurance is the insurance that provides a visitor to Canada the coverage they need at the best possible price. To find the one that's right, all one needs to do is compare quotes from competing travel insurance providers. At Kanetix.ca, all this can be done and more. Not only do we offer travel insurance quotes from many of Canada's best known travel insurance providers, but we also include the travel insurance coverage plans each company has to offer; compare quotes, companies and policies-everything a person could need to get visitors to Canada travel insurance.
Looking for more information about visitors to Canada?
- Read: The top 15 states visiting Canada
- Read: The top 15 countries visiting Canada
- Read: 7,000 reasons why visitors to Canada need travel insurance
Visitors to Canada travel insurance quotes are accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change at any time.