Last updated August 8, 2020 (subject to change - call 1-888-888-0510 for latest information).

Travel in the time of COVID-19

The Coronavirus has certainly had an impact on the travel insurance industry! We have done our best to adapt to the changes and provide our clients with the most up-to-date information available. We continue to be here to answer your questions and provide the best advice we can for all our travel insurance customers. 

For visitors, the changes to coverage have been minimal - a few insurance companies stopped selling, some imposed waiting periods and some excluded coverage for COVID-19, but the majority of Visitor-to-Canada policies we quote, continue to cover the Coronavirus like any other illness. 

For Canadian travellers, we have watched the travel industry grind to a halt over the last 4 months along with so many other industries! As businesses begin to open and restrictions continue to be lifted, we are hopeful that Canadians will once again be visiting their favourite travel spots, with piece of mind that they are covered for COVID-19. Once the federal government lifts the level 3 travel advisory (see the Government of Canada website for up-dated travel advisory details), we will be in a position to offer coverage for COVID-19. At present, all of our suppliers will cover non-COVID medical emergencies for travel outside Canada and COVID-19 coverage for in-Canada only policies. Students can get Coronavirus coverage outside Canada and some expatriates may also qualify.

Canadians that have purchased private health insurance coverage directly through Best Doctors Global Medical Care will be covered for Covid-19 related expenses, both at onset and for any ongoing complications whether inside or outside Canada. At this time, Best Doctors Insurance has become even more compelling as a way to ensure high quality medical diagnosis, timely treatment without a Canadian-style wait line-up, and access to leading-edge global health care solutions available outside Canada. However, it does take 1-4 weeks to get individually underwritten by Best Doctors after applying for coverage (depending on your health conditions), and travel protection is only one reason to justify the higher premium of Best Doctors coverage, but it is a solution for willing snowbirds none-the-less. Please call us at 1-888-888-0510 for further details on COVID coverage.


Click here for information specific to Visitors' policies (including Super Visa, IEC Visa).

Click here for information specific to Canadian travellers' policies.

Click here for information specific to Student policies.

Click here for information specific to Expatriate policies.