We are all living in very challenging times due to the covid-19 pandemic. It has effected several aspects of our life, such as our jobs, how we shop, how we celebrate, and how we interact with our family and family outside out own households. We also have to continuousl ensure that every member of our family is safe, especially the vulnerable ones, even more now than ever?before.
When it comes to travelling during the pandemic, it is no different than keeping safe in our homes and communities. The Government of Canada has issued a level-3 travel warning to countries all over the world as well as issued advice against all non essential travels. Research has shown some promise in creating a vaccine and there is a light at the end of tunnel but it is no way near.
Despite all the warnings and advice from the governments of most countries and especially from the Government of Canada against non essential travel, Some of us have to travel overseas to meet family, to work or to go to school, for emergency and for any other reason where travel cannot be avoided. Protecting ourselves against any medical emergency while traveling to another country is very important because Governments and private heath plans do not normally provide coverages if you are out of your home town. In challenging times like we are living in now, protecting ourselves become even more important. Known events such as COVID-19 is not typically covered under travel insurance policies, thus we can put ourselves in greater risk if we do not take precautions against coronavirus and secure medical attention incase of any unforeseen circumstances.
There are numbers of insurance companies in Canada that are now offering additional COVID-19 coverage along with your regular travel coverage at a very minimal cost.COVID-19 coverage, covers you and your family if you arw diagnosed with COVID-19 in a foreign country. It also covers the cost of medical attention, hospitalization, 14 days quarantine and difference in airfare if you have to change your return flight due to a diagnosis of COVID-19 and quarantine.
Winter is knocking on at our doors and some parts of Canada have already seen snow. Some snowbirds are heading south, some of us are planning to travel and spend Christmas with our loved ones. It is extremely important to get yourself covered with an additional COVID-19 coverage before you travel, so you can enjoy peace of mind and focus on spending time with loved ones or enjoying the beautiful sunny beaches you deserve after this year’s challenges.?
Contact your insurance advisor or contact us to get a suitable coverage that protects you and gives you that peace of mind on very affordable premiums.
Last but not the least, whether you travel or stay in your home town, Please follow the advice from your local health departments, maintain physical distance, wash your hands frequently and wear a mask where required.
Together we can keep ourselves and our communities safe.