Travel Information

 

We know that in addition to having the right travel insurance to protect you, there are lots of details to consider in preparing for your trip. Below are some links to general information to help make your travel planning a little easier.

 

Advice for Travellers

Events impacting travel and travel insurance
When Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada issues a travel advisory, TIC may provide an update about our policy benefits in relation to the specific situation. The same is true for events that don’t trigger an official advisory, but do impact travel. Events like these are considered known events. Because travel insurance covers the unexpected, once known events happen, they can also affect coverage.

If you booked travel arrangements and purchased travel insurance prior to the date the event occurred, you would be eligible to receive benefits in accordance with your TIC policy. Policies purchased on and after that date would not be eligible for benefits related to the travel disruptions to that area. This is consistent with the travel insurance industry practice in Canada.
To ensure you fully understand what you’re covered for, please read your travel insurance policy.
For the latest information on travel conditions in other countries, visit travel.gc.ca. Be sure to sign up for their instant updates via Facebook, twitter and more. 
Visit the Canadian government’s travel site at travel.gc.ca when preparing for your journey for travel news, warnings and advisories, advice on certain destinations and living abroad, and more. Below are just some of the useful information you’ll find.
 

• Essential information for Canadian travellers
• Traveller's checklist
• A woman's safe-travel guide

Visit this site for information on travel health advisories and international reports from public health authorities around the world.
 
Canada Direct is an automated international access service* which allows you to call home without having to go through a local operator.
 
* Intercontinental communications are routed by Teleglobe Inc.
 

World Time, Maps & Weather

Instantly learn what time it is in any location around the world.
 
Wherever you are going (or wish you were going)... why not check the weather first?
 
Want maps and some general information about your destination? Try this site.
  

Currency exchange

Make sure you know what things cost before you start shopping.