Jan 13 2012

When Tragedy Strikes During a Vacation or Working Abroad

When Tragedy Strikes During a Vacation or Working Abroad

So you’re packed up and ready for vacation. You bought Travel Medical Insurance so you feel you’ve managed your risks well if you are sick or injured while on your vacation. Or maybe your working abroad?

What happensif something goes wrong unrelated to your health while travelling outside of Canada? Who in Canada monitors other countries to let you know what risks are out there?

It’s the mandate of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. So if you travel or work abroad, go to their site at http://www.voyage.gc.ca/index-eng.asp and review if there are any issues that you may be unaware of.

Here is a great article about travelling outside of Canada and what to do if something goes wrong.

You can download it here, Bon Voyage, but… essential information for Canadian Travelers“.

Then print a copy and take it with you.

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