Important Update on Travel Coverage

July 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many travel plans to a halt for Canadians from coast to coast, with the Government’s global travel advisory in place since March. But, as some countries begin to re-open their borders, the prospect of travelling outside Canada appears to be inching closer. In the meantime, while we continue to view the Government advisory as the primary guideline, we understand that some plan members will have to make difficult choices around travelling, and we firmly believe that providing them with peace of mind is the right thing to do.

Effective August 15, all standard GSC travel plans will include coverage for emergency medical expenses related to COVID-19, up to the existing maximums of each plan.

While many of us will be eager to make travel plans for this summer and the rest of 2020, we encourage you consult the GSC Support Centre for more details on the steps to take before undertaking travel. Before booking your travel, please consider new matters associated with travelling outside of Canada, including the importance of consulting the travel restrictions and guidelines in place at your destination before departure as well as the reporting, testing, and quarantine requirements that may be necessary upon re-entry into Canada.

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