Canada Travel Alerts and Warnings

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.

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Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – March 2020

On March 16, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the border will be closed to everyone but Canadians and Americans. On March 18, Trudeau extended the closure, suspending non-essential travel between the US and Canada.

Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Find answers to some of our common questions about COVID-19.

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British Columbia Wildfires - August 2018

A state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia in Canada as wildfires rip through forested areas, threatening nearby towns. Thousands of local residents and tourists have been told to evacuate and the state of emergency will stay in place for 14 days as of Wednesday 15th August 2018.

There are currently 566 fires burning in British Columbia with hot and dry weather conditions hampering efforts to get the fires under control. Several provincial parks are closed and campsite restrictions are in place across British Columbia.

Please listen to all official directives and warnings. Failure to comply with directives from government authorities means you won't be covered by travel insurance.

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