Spring is in full effect, so what better time to see all that Canada has to offer? If you’re planning an upcoming trip to Canada, you may need to start thinking about which visa is right for you. Despite being the most popular, a Super Visa isn’t the only visitor visa available. Believe it or not, there are several other visa alternatives, and depending on where you’re coming from, you may not even need a visa at all. Thinking about paying a visit but you’re not sure where to start? Use these helpful resources as a guide to know which visas and documents you’ll need for your next adventure:
- Tourist visiting Canada on vacation
- Returning Canadian residents not eligible for provincial health care insurance due to an extended leave
- New immigrants waiting for permanent residency and/or provincial health care insurance
- Foreign workers
- International youth – International Experience Canada
- International students
- Visitors with a valid legal status in Canada
Once you’ve figured out which visas are required for your visit, the next step is travel insurance. Learn about some of the most frequently asked questions related to Visitors to Canada travel insurance and how provincial health care covers you as a new Canadian immigrant.
As a visitor, it’s important to know that your medical insurance from your home country may not cover you for unexpected emergencies. What’s more, the Government of Canada highly recommends that you have adequate coverage during your stay. Medical care can be costly, so you should be prepared for any mishaps or emergencies with travel insurance. TuGo’s Visitor to Canada Emergency Medical Insurance has many comprehensive benefits, including coverage for emergency medical treatment for sickness or injury, doctors’ fees, ambulance services, and these 5 visitor to Canada plan-specific features:
- Worldwide travel and visits to your home country – valid as long as the majority of your time is spent in Canada, but any expenses incurred while visiting your home country won’t be covered.
- Waiting period – if you don’t buy travel insurance before you’re in Canada, not to worry – buy coverage when you get here!
- No waiting period on sickness if your coverage is purchased before arriving in Canada.
- 48-hour waiting period on sickness if your coverage is purchased within 60 days of arrival in Canada.
- 7-day waiting period on sickness if your coverage is purchased 61 days or more after arrival in Canada.
- Flexible sum insured options – No matter what your budget is, we’re sure to have a plan that suits your needs (and your budget).
- Three follow-up visits – If you need to visit the doctor after emergency medical treatment, you’re entitled to 3 follow-up visits, as long as they take place within 14 days of your initial emergency medical treatment.
- Pre-existing Condition Coverage – If you’re 69 or under with a stable pre-existing medical condition, we’ve got you covered, too!
If you’re looking for additional coverage, you can always add non-medical options like Baggage Insurance and Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption. No matter what type of visitor you are or where your Canadian adventure takes you, make sure you travel prepared with a comprehensive Visitor to Canada travel insurance plan. And who knows, the vast landscapes, incredibly diverse culture, and overly-polite residents may just convince you to make the move!
Happy Canadian travels,