As of Wednesday, July 17, BC and Manitoba residents can buy travel medical insurance policies for up to 7 months (previously 6 months). The BC and Manitoba governments have changed the maximum period of time that residents can maintain their provincial healthcare coverage while vacationing out-of-province.

If you’re a BC or Manitoba resident, this change offers you more flexibility in your travels! All you have to do is contact BC MSP or Manitoba Health for approval, if you plan to travel for more than 6 months.

Have questions? Share them below!

Happy travels,


  • P Rogers

    Where did you get this info? Can’t find the change to manitoba’s health plan anywhere.

    • Melissa

      Hi Penny,

      This information was verified with Manitoba Health, although their website hasn’t yet been updated to reflect the change. Hope that helps. Cheers!

      • Penny

        This is me doing a happy dance!!

      • Melissa

        Woot! Happy travels 🙂

Changes to BC and Manitoba Healthcare for Out-of-province Travel

Jul 15 2013