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For Travel Claims, please refer to the Travel Assistance & Claims page for details on how to report an emergency while travelling or submit a claim upon return home.
1. Saskatchewan Health doesn't cover all medical expenses
Unless you purchase travel insurance, you are personally responsible for medical expenses not covered by Saskatchewan Health when you travel outside the province. Medical care can be costly in other countries.
2. Existing health care coverage
Credit cards or group/employer benefit plans may have certain limitations or exclusions that affect your coverage. Review your existing coverage as additional travel insurance may be required.
3. Travel advisories
If a travel advisory has been issued for your destination, your travel insurance might not cover you. Always check the Government of Canada Country travel advice and advisories webpage twice, once when you are planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.
4. Your health
Most travel insurance plans exclude pre-existing conditions. If a medical questionnaire is required fill it out accurately and disclose all known medical conditions. Review your travel plan policy before you leave to make sure you understand what is covered.
5. Vacation activities
Some activities such as bungee jumping, hang gliding or mountain climbing may not be covered by your insurer. Review the exclusions and limitations section of your travel plan before you leave on your trip.
Information you might need to know before you travel
The world is your oyster, so where are you going to go? No matter where you travel to or how you get there, a little bit of planning ahead of time can ensure you are safe on your journey.
Get travel insurance and understand your policy
According to the The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada, getting travel insurance is not just about keeping you physically safe when you travel, but also about helping to protect your finances. Having to pay for medical assistance in another country, even across the border into the United States, can be very costly.
Stay healthy while you travel
No matter where you are travelling to, it is highly recommended that you ensure you are up-to-date on your regular vaccinations. However, depending on where you are travelling to, you may need to get special vaccinations or prescriptions to stay healthy while on your trip.
The Government of Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories site will help you determine what vaccines, if any, you will be required to have to travel into a new country. The Government has also produced a helpful guide for Healthy Travel Abroad.
Health Canada also has a wealth of information, including information on what consumer products have safety requirements.
If you are worried about security risks, visas or how your consulate can assist you in an emergency, we recommend you consult the Government of Canada’s Bon Voyage, but... Essential Information for Canadian Travellers.