This insurance covers visitors to Canada requiring an emergency hospital stay or emergency medical treatment. It also protects immigrants and Canadians returning to Canada after living abroad who are awaiting provincial health plan coverage.
Some of the benefits include medical transport, emergency dental, prescription drugs and additional board and lodging expense for your travelling companion while you are confined to a hospital and more.
Coverage options up to the following limits (all in CAD):
A 13 year old Korean girl, visiting her aunt and uncle in Canada, developed acute abdominal pain and was taken to the ER. An emergency appendectomy was performed followed by a second operation in order to remove an infected section of her bowel. She spent a total of 18 days in hospital.
Without Visitors to Canada Travel Insurance, her out–of–pocket costs would have totalled: $77,429.25.