Updated: October 22, 2021
The Government of Canada has lifted most travel advisories but continues to advise unvaccinated Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada. Fully vaccinated individuals are advised that they may still be at risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19. Regardless of vaccination status, you’re advised to stay informed of the COVID-19 situation in the destination you’re looking to travel, use personal protective measures, follow local public health measures while traveling, avoid all cruise ship travel outside Canada and check requirements for returning to Canada.
As of July 28, 2021, Alberta Blue Cross resumed selling travel insurance. We will began providing coverage for COVID-19 related incidents for customers who have emergency travel benefits through their employer benefit or individual health plan.
For all customers purchasing trip cancellation and interruption coverage, COVID-19 will not be an eligible reason for cancellation as it’s now a known and anticipated event.
Both new and existing travel plans include COVID-19 coverage for emergencies—including customers with travel benefits through their employer benefit plan and individual health plan members. This includes extended hospital stays, ventilators costs and transportation home. Coverage will not include vaccines, COVID-19 tests or costs associated with having to quarantine. We will also not be providing emergency medical coverage for COVID-19 for individuals who choose to go on cruises.
Note: we are ONLY lifting travel exclusions as they relate to COVID-19; other travel advisories for specific countries are still in effect. We encourage all travellers to consult the Government of Canada travel advisory page prior to any travel outside of Canada.
We encourage you to stay informed as this situation changes and monitor our website for the most up-to-date information.
If you have questions about this update, please contact our travel team directly at 1-800-394-1965 and select option 4.
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