After a quiet period, many of you are traveling or seriously considering it. To help you plan your next trip, here are some tips for traveling safely and enjoying every moment!
Choose your destination
Traveling is a great way to enjoy retirement and experience new cultures. To enjoy your time abroad, it is important to choose a destination that meets your needs.
Since safety is an important consideration, it is recommended that you check the safety status of your new destination on the Canadian government’s website.
If a country reaches an “avoid all travel” risk level, some insurers will refuse to cover you in the event of illness or accident. To avoid this situation, we recommend that you choose another destination until the situation in that country has stabilized.
Choose the right season
More than ever, natural phenomena such as storms, hurricanes, extreme heat or cold are occurring on all continents. Find out if certain seasons offer milder temperatures for your destination.
Temperatures can also be a stressor for those who choose to travel long distances by car or RV. If you have a choice, adjust your itinerary accordingly.
Preventive and Medical Care
Before you leave, make an appointment with your doctor or a travel health clinic to discuss your plans. In fact, some more exotic destinations may require medication or vaccinations. In some cases, preventive medication may be prescribed prior to departure.
Choosing your accommodation is an important step in making your trip a success. To avoid disappointment, rely on reliable references or choose a well-known establishment.
For people with reduced mobility, check if your accommodation has an elevator and ramps. Another tip to optimize your trip is to choose an establishment where all amenities are close by.
Whether you’re looking for adventure or are drawn to cities rich in history, it’s possible to travel safely with the right planning.
Take the time to make sure you have travel insurance that meets your needs. With the right medical emergency insurance, you can enjoy your trip with peace of mind.
Have a safe trip!