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Your Guide to Travel Insurance in Canada

Travel insurance is one of the most important items you can bring on vacation with you.

Compare travel insurance quotes from Canada's leading travel insurance providers at Kanetix.ca. Whether you're looking for travel medical insurance, top-up travel insurance, all inclusive travel insurance, snowbird travel insurance or trip cancellation insurance, you've come to the right place. We'll help you shop the market for the coverage you need for your travels away from home.

It's easy, secure, and free and Kanetix.ca can help you save as much as 66%* on the travel insurance you need.

Coming to Canada for a trip, or have friends or family planning visit? Compare visitors to Canada health insurance, Super Visa insurance and travel insurance for international students studying in Canada.

About Travel Insurance For Canadians

It's impossible to expect the unexpected, which is why it's better to prepare for whatever life throws your way - especially while you're on vacation, away from home. The Government of Canada specifically recommends that you get travel insurance no matter where you're going or how long you'll be there:

"Your Canadian insurance is almost certainly not valid outside Canada. Your provincial or territorial health plan may cover nothing or only a very small portion of the costs if you get sick or are injured while abroad," states the Travel.gc.ca website. "Hospitals and clinics in some countries have been known to refuse to treat patients who become ill or who have had an accident and who do not have adequate travel health insurance or the money to pay their bills. You could face years of debt paying off the costs of treatment for an illness or accident you suffered abroad. The Government of Canada will not pay your medical bills."

Travel Insurance Options For Canadians

No matter where from Canada you begin your journey, having travel insurance to go to Mexico, the US, the UK, France, or Cuba is a must (these are the top 5 destinations Canadians regularly visit), and there are a variety of travel insurance options to choose from.

  • Did you know? Travel insurance is required in Cuba to enter the country. You must have proof of travel health insurance (an insurance policy or certificate) and if you don't have it you'll be required to obtain it from an insurance company there.

At Kanetix.ca, you can get quotes, compare policies and purchase your travel insurance from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa (these are Canada's 5 busiest airports); in fact, travel insurance quotes are available to Canadians in all provinces.

Single Trip Emergency Medical Travel Insurance

Emergency medical travel insurance can be a financial saver should you become suddenly ill or injured and require medical attention while on vacation. In most countries, medical expenses can be extremely costly, often thousands of dollars a day. Different travel insurance companies cover different amounts and services but typically cover emergency costs related to:

  • In-hospital care
  • Emergency medical services
  • Diagnostic services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Emergency air or ground ambulance
  • Return home services

At Kanetix.ca before you secure your rate and your coverage you can review the policies online to make sure you get the policy that suits your needs best.

Multi-Trip Emergency Medical Travel Insurance

If you are a frequent traveller and take more than one trip per year, this could be your most cost effective option. Many people are unfamiliar with the annual, multi-trip travel insurance policy but basically for every trip you take within 12 months of buying your policy, an annual travel insurance policy could provide emergency medical coverage for each of those trips.

All Inclusive Travel Insurance

This is your comprehensive policy that covers most of the unwelcome events that a traveller could face, with the convenience of one purchase. With all inclusive travel insurance you're not only provided with emergency medical coverage, you're also typically covered for trip cancellation and/or trip interruption, as well as coverage for baggage loss or delay.

Trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance

If you already have supplementary travel health insurance, then perhaps it's trip cancellation insurance and trip interruption insurance you're looking for. Vacations can easily get derailed by events outside of your control - whether you become suddenly ill, find yourself unemployed, or there's a death, illness or sickness in your family.

Travel Insurance For Snowbird Travel Insurance

Kanetix is one of the best places for you to shop for your snowbird travel insurance. Whether you're going to Florida, the Caribbean or even Australia, you could save significantly on your snowbirds travel insurance by comparison shopping.

Travel Insurance for Visitors to Canada

Whether you are planning to visit Canada as a tourist, a student studying in Canada, or are a new Canadian awaiting coverage under the provincial health insurance plan, we can easily help you compare quotes and purchase a policy to ensure that you're covered while in Canada.

Super Visa Health Insurance

Super Visa health insurance is available to the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The visa is valid for up to 10 years and allows family members who live abroad to visit for up to two years at a time. One of the eligibility requirements for the Super Visa is having private health insurance. Kanetix.ca's Super Visa insurance plans covers a variety of things including dental accidents, emergency hospital services, extended health care and much more.

Travel Insurance for International Students Studying in Canada

International students travel insurance helps protect students studying in Canada from unexpected costs due to accidents, health and medical emergencies while studying in Canada. Are you a student from another country planning on studying at a school in Canada? Kanetix is here to help; we can provide you with a variety of online quotes.

Travel Insurance Resources From The Government Of Canada

Looking for more information about travel insurance in Canada and for Canadians abroad? The Government of Canada has many resources to help:

* The average savings found on Kanetix.ca for emergency medical travel insurance for single travellers, age 21 - 54, for single trips of 14 days or less, as compared with the published rates of 3 Financial Institutions for their equivalent emergency medical travel insurance. Actual savings vary depending on number of travellers, age, trip duration, and coverage selected. Based on research as of September 2, 2015.

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travel INSURANCE QUOTE TICKER
Travel insurance quotes Premium
Customer 59, LAVAL, PQ
Travelling 14 days, Africa, 1 traveller
TuGo$32.55
Allianz Global Assistance$51.45
RSA Travel Insurance Inc. $64.50
APRIL International$66.90
Range of top quotes$34.35
Customer 33, MONTREAL, PQ
Travelling 37 days, South America, 1 traveller
TuGo$54.34
Allianz Global Assistance$68.02
APRIL International$93.10
LS Travel$106.49
Range of top quotes$52.15
Customer 38, KESWICK, ON
Travelling 14 days, United States, 1 traveller
TuGo$21.45
Allianz Global Assistance$31.65
Group Medical Services$33.00
LS Travel$40.75
PC Financial$45.00
Range of top quotes$23.55
Customer 53, PORTAGE-DU-FORT, PQ
Travelling 7 days, Caribbean - Cuba, 1 traveller
TuGo$15.00
Allianz Global Assistance$20.00
LS Travel$21.58
APRIL International$24.00
Range of top quotes$9.00
Customer 57, GREELY, ON
Travelling 8 days, Caribbean - Not Cuba, 1 traveller
TuGo$24.53
LS Travel$26.42
Group Medical Services$27.63
Allianz Global Assistance$30.87
PC Financial$31.00
Range of top quotes$6.47
Customer 20, SHERWOOD PARK, AB
Travelling 364 days, Asia, 1 traveller
TuGo$784.75
RSA Travel Insurance Inc. $952.65
Allianz Global Assistance$956.30
PC Financial$980.00
Range of top quotes$195.25

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