Snowbird and 50-Plus Traveller Tips
If you choose to travel during the pandemic, please do your due diligence to help protect yourself. Because the Government of Canada’s Level 3 Travel Advisory is not a ban, we know that some will travel abroad. If you plan to travel out-of-country, read the government advisories so you know the risks. IE: even with coverage for COVID-19 related expenses, it could be difficult to access vital medical services outside of Canada during the pandemic.
Click Here to read the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Travel Advisories and advice.
Travel, home and auto insurance should never be considered as “get it and forget it” products. This is especially true for snowbirds. Along with changing protection needs, there could be limitations in place, or conditions that must be adhered to for coverage to be valid.
Take time to confirm your insurance requirements, the terms and conditions of your policies, and your responsibilities. It can be a costly mistake to assume you’re covered. If you have questions, check with your insurance provider before you leave for vacation!
- 50-Plus Travel Safety Tips
Senior Safety Tips from
Police Sergeant Bob Paterson
Sgt. Bob’s Safety Tips for 50-Plus Travellers
Retired Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Bob Paterson works closely with The McLennan Group to develop and share practical safety tips for Canadians 50-plus on SeniorSafetyTips.ca.
Sergeant Bob specializes in modern crime and injury prevention tips for on the road, while at home or while travelling. He has been recognized individually and as team member for his many innovative programs such as Seniors Take Charge and Road Watch, which continue to help seniors, children, drivers, and travellers.
Snowbird Driving Tips
Southbound drivers know the routine, but a safety review can help smooth the way.
Preparing To Travel
Increase your safety while travelling with a little planning ahead and common-sense.
Securing Your Home
With some simple preparation, you can travel knowing that home is secure.
On The Road Or In The Air
However you travel, your personal safety can be the result of situational awareness.
Safety At Your Destination
Tourists are often considered targets for theft. Follow these tips for safer travel.
A plan for unexpected separations of group members can be helpful and comforting.