✈ Canada travel insurance

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from as little as £17.43*

Suitcase packed for Canada and covered by travel insurance
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*The cheapest single trip policy is £17.43 (based on 1 adult aged 28 travelling worldwide including USA, Canada and Caribbean for up to 14 days). Prices correct on the 10/01/2015.

Why do I need insurance to travel to Canada?

  • Medical insurance - The costs of medical treatment can be extremely expensive in Canada so it might be worth getting covered
  • Cancellation protection - This keeps you covered if you're too unwell to travel and have to cancel your trip
  • Personal belongings - Just in case the souvenir Mountie statue you bought gets stolen from your suitcase 

Get covered

  • If you have a medical condition - Consider getting travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions or if you're pregnant
  • Extra cover - If you're planning on hitting the slopes in Canada, you might need additional cover
  • Flight delays - It's not ideal if you get stranded in an airport, but with a valid travel insurance policy you could be compensated for your expenses

Are there any special arrangements for British visitors in Canada? Unfortunately there aren't and medical treatment could be extremely expensive if you travel without insurance. That’s why the FCO recommend adequate travel insurance and accessible funds to cover medical costs and repatriation back home.

Canada: Checklist

  • Visa - British passport holders do not require Canadian visas for short stays, but you might need to prove that you have enough money for the duration of your holiday.
  • LOCATE service - It’s recommended that all tourists and visitors to Canada register with LOCATE so that the local government can assist you in an emergency.
  • Weather check - Canada is prone to severe snow storms during winter, so it’s recommended that you monitor the weather and keep an eye on the local news when travelling to, around and from Canada.

Canada: Did you know?

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world, and its astonishing landscapes and beautiful nature attract over 724,000 British tourists every year
  • Canada is approximately 10 million sq km in size, making it the second biggest country in the world.
  • Its population is only half that of the UK – 33 million.
  • Canada has two official languages; English and French. Some areas of Canada are mostly English speaking whereas others are mostly French speaking. So if you don't speak French, you may need to be careful about where you plan on going.
  • There is some big fauna to be found in the Canadian countryside: Moose, grizzly bears, polar bears and humpback whales roam the terrain and waterways.
  • 15% of the world's diamonds are produced in Canada.
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