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Going on vacation outside Quebec? Travel insurance is essential.

Passport. Check. Plane ticket. Check. Accommodation details. Check. Travel insurance? 

When you’re going on a trip outside Quebec, it’s important to think of the essentials you’ll need while you’re away. Just as you would ensure you’ve brought your travel documents and medication, there are other necessities you need to put on your to-do list before you leave Quebec for your getaway—like travel insurance.  

Here are some questions and answers to help take the guesswork out of travel insurance, as well as tips about what to do in the event of a health scare while abroad.  

Why is it important to take out insurance before I travel?

It’s impossible to predict the future—anything can happen while travelling, so you have to be prepared!  

To be covered for any accidents or illnesses, you must have a policy in place before you leave Quebec. You will benefit from our guidance before you leave and from our outstanding assistance during your trip. 

What should I consider when purchasing travel insurance? 

It’s important to make sure you have the right insurance coverage for your needs.

There are many things that can interfere with your trip, from lost luggage to flight delays to medical situations. Fortunately, there are some insurance options that can reduce the inconvenience of such situations.

With Baggage, Trip Cancellation or Interruption, Emergency Medical Care and Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage, as well as 24/7 Travel Assistance and Flight Delay Service included at no additional charge, Québec Blue Cross offers you the coverage you need. 

What should I do if I get injured abroad? 

While on your trip, you and your partner rented bicycles to explore the nearby sites. Unfortunately, you fall and hurt your leg. 

Whenever you are faced with a medical emergency or injury, call Blue Cross Travel Assistance 24/7 immediately if you can. If not, call us as soon as you can.

You can count on us to assist you in finding the nearest medical facility and coordinating your treatment. Our team will be there to support you.

Is it possible to modify your insurance? 

It’s been years since you’ve been among your friends down south and your golf swing is improving weekly. You’re not quite ready to head back home just yet? Not to worry: if you choose to stay a little longer to soak up the sun and get that sought-after hole-in-one, your travel insurance could be extended—as long as your policy isn’t expired. 

The same goes for breaks in your coverage. Many head south as the snow begins to fall in Canada, but as the holidays approach some travellers may want to return for a few weeks to be with family and friends. In these instances, Québec Blue Cross offers the “Travel Break,” which allows you to go home and then return to your vacation destination without terminating your contract. The contract isn’t effective while in the province of residence. However coverage resumes once you are at your destination. 

Prepare for the unexpected

Québec Blue Cross travel insurance can be purchased easily. The insurance covers travellers for accidents, illnesses, and emergency medical expenses up to $5 million. 

Blue Cross Travel Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, worldwide in 140 languages to provide support when you need it most. With access to one of the largest networks of health care providers and facilities in the United States, Québec Blue Cross is the ideal choice for Canadians heading across the border.  

To be covered, it is essential to purchase insurance prior to travelling. Your well-deserved getaway will become reality when you check this item off your pre-trip list!  

Ready to purchase travel insurance, one of the most important items on your pre-trip list? To find out more, visit the Blue Cross Travel Insurance website.