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Travel tips

Helpful ideas for travelling safely

Embark on your journey feeling confident in travel insurance and assistance services administered by Allianz Global Assistance. Our Travel Tips provide helpful suggestions for preparing, planning, and packing for your trip, as well as informative articles on the many valuable benefits that are available when you’re an Allianz Global Assistance customer.

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How to secure your valuables when travelling

Keeping your valuables safe while travelling is very important. Travel documentation—particularly your passport—is one of your most critical possessions when you are outside of your home country. 

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Must-haves checklist when flying with a baby or toddler

Travelling with a baby or toddler is a journey in itself. Reaching your destination in good spirits and clean clothes (for at least one member of the family) is doable by following a thorough travel packing list. 

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7 ways trip cancellation and interruption save you money

Travel cancellation and interruption insurance is centered on offering protection against the unexpected and making sure that unforeseen cancellations before you leave, interruptions after you’ve departed, and other challenges are made much less stressful.

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5 ways visitor insurance helps

After months of planning, your arrival to Canada will soon be a reality. Before landing, you want to ensure you’ve thought of everything to help you have the journey you imagined. One item you might overlook, or maybe not even think about, is Visitors to Canada Travel Insurance.

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Multi-trip medical insurance for travel within Canada or beyond

An annual family vacation, a last-minute business trip, a cross-border shopping expedition…If you think about how many times you end up travelling outside of your home province or territory, the number can really add up.

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Five reasons savvy travellers buy annual travel insurance

Travel is an essential part of life. The opportunity to broaden one’s horizons and see new places adds a richness and fullness to the day-to-day routine, and seeing how other people around the world live is fascinating. 

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Do government health plans provide travel coverage?

One of the best features of living in Canada is our healthcare system. When you get sick at home, as long as you have a government health insurance plan (GHIP, or OHIP if you reside in Ontario), you can go to the doctor, show your health card and get treated.

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5 reasons you need travel insurance for cruising

A cruise is a promise: a promise of adventure and exploration coupled with security and comfort. Your floating hotel offers excellent on-board facilities with the added bonus of a snug stateroom to store all your things while visiting many destinations. 

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I’m pregnant: is it safe to travel?

Many parents-to-be, anticipating the sleepless nights, diaper changes and midnight feedings, opt to take a vacation before baby arrives. And, while a babymoon is a wonderful opportunity for parents-to-be to connect, travel during pregnancy requires careful planning to mitigate risks to yourself, your unborn child and your wallet.

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Travel insurance does not cover everything. Please refer to the policy wording for full terms and conditions, including limitations and exclusions. Travel insurance is underwritten by CUMIS General Insurance Company, a member of The Co-operators Group of Companies and administered by Allianz Global Assistance. Allianz Global Assistance is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd. Please note that remuneration may be payable to the distributor of this insurance.