Travel plans for visitors to Canada
If you’re travelling to Canada, a travel plan from Blue Cross gives you the coverage you need to feel secure during your trip.
Every Blue Cross travel plan includes coverage for Emergency Medical Care expenses including hospital accommodation, doctor’s bills, medical appliances, private registered nurse, laboratory tests, emergency prescription drugs, accidental dental care, ambulance service including air ambulance, emergency flight back to the residence when medically necessary, emergency vehicle return, subsistence allowance and repatriation services.
The comfort of CanAssistance
Every Blue Cross travel plan comes with the ultimate security of CanAssistance Emergency Travel Assistance. CanAssistance is ready to help you 24/7, before or during your trip. One toll-free call, day or night, and you’ll be taken care of immediately, whether your emergency is medical, legal—or even to provide translation services.
Travel plans must be purchased prior to arrival in Canada, or within the first 30 days of arrival in Canada. There may be a 72-hour waiting period if purchased after arrival in Canada. Coverage is available for trips of up to 365 days in Canada.
The Visitors to Canada plan provides up to $50,000, $100,000 or $150,000 in coverage for non-Canadians and their families travelling to Canada. This plan also covers returning Canadians who are not eligible for government-sponsored health insurance due to an extended leave. This insurance meets the requirements to obtain a Super Visa (minimum coverage of $100,000).
The Foreign Student Visitors to Canada plan provides up to $100,000 in coverage for non-Canadian students under the age of 49 while studying in Canada.
In order to be eligible for the Foreign Student Visitors to Canada plan, students are required to have full-time student status in an educational institution.
The Foreign Worker Visitors to Canada plan provides up to $100,000 in coverage for non-Canadians working in Canada. This plan is available to foreign workers age 69 or younger, and is ideal for a worker who is not eligible for group coverage as a result of not being enroled in the provincial health plan.
In order to be eligible for the Foreign Worker Visitors to Canada plan, individuals are required to have successfully completed the necessary medical test required by the Canadian government and are required to have proof of active employment during the period of coverage.
The Immigrant Visitors to Canada plan provides up to $100,000 in coverage for non-Canadian seeking lawful immigration to Canada. This plan is available to Landed Immigrants age 69 or younger, and is ideal for those awaiting provincial health coverage.
In order to be eligible for the Immigrant Visitors to Canada plan, individuals are required to have successfully completed the necessary medical test required by the Canadian government.
*For individuals ages 55 to 75 who will be travelling for 32 days or more, and/or individuals ages 76 and up, please call one of our agents for more information about the Emergency Medical Care benefit.