Canadians travelling overseas

With all the arrangements that need to be made in the lead up to an overseas trip, travel insurance can occasionally be overlooked. It can be difficult to arrange travel insurance when already overseas, as it is a requirement of many (if not most) insurers that the traveller book the policy before departing from Canada. Most Canadian insurance companies simply do not offer travel insurance for Australians who are already overseas.If you incur medical expenses while overseas and you don't have travel insurance, you are personally liable for covering these costs. The Government cannot pay for medical expenses overseas. Nor will your domestic private health insurance.

Travel insurance is as essential as your passport, regardless of your travel destination. If you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel!

The basics

Travel insurance can cover the policyholder for insurable events that may occur before or during travel, such as trip cancellation/interruption, medical expenses for injury or illness, theft of valuables, baggage delay or damage and more.

The cost of travel insurance is based on a number of factors such as the type of cover requested, the age of the insured, the destination of travel, length of stay and any pre-existing medical conditions. A wide range of travel insurance policies are available so shop around in order to find the policy that best suits your circumstances and travel plans.

While most Canadians travel safely overseas, some find themselves in trouble. Each year we handle many thousands of cases involving Canadians in difficulty overseas. This includes cases of hospitalisations, deaths, and evacuations to another location for medical purposes. Medical treatment overseas can be expensive whether it is for injury from an accident or for illness such as food poisoning, appendicitis, or heart attack. To overcome all the hassles and enjoy your stay tensions free apply for an online travel health insurance from Sabi Financial today.