The Visitors to Canada policy protects your loved ones against unexpected illness that could lead to personal financial ruin. Worse still, they may be denied medical treatment if they can’t afford the necessary services. Visitors from other countries will not be covered under a Canadian Government Health Insurance Plan for three months.
The policy must be purchased prior to, or within 7 days of arrival in Canada. A flight boarding pass or confirmation of arrival (such as the stamp in a passport) may be requested at time of purchase.
You may purchase the Visitors to Canada plan if you are age 85 years of age or less (69 years of age or less for $150,000 coverage) at time of application and be one of the following:
The policy covers unforeseeable and emergent sickness or injury while in Canada - or during a temporary visit to another country, excluding your country of origin.
Parents or grandparents who are visiting Canada for an extended period may be applying for a Super Visa and the Government of Canada requires proof of valid Canadian medical coverage for at least one year to be provided with the application. The Visitors to Canada policy may be purchased with coverage up to a maximum of 365 days for this purpose.
For more details, requirements, and eligibility on the Super Visa, visit the Government of Canada website.
For more information and to get a quote for the Visitors to Canada policy, check out AMA Travel Medical Insurance.