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Understanding travel insurance 'more important than ever' as U.S. border rules ease, says CAA

Acting director of public and government affairs with CAA Steve Olmstead says it's important for Canadians to know what the rules are as we are still in a pandemic
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The Canadian Snowbird Association says it expects about 90 percent of snowbirds will travel south now that they're fully vaccinated and can drive across the U.S. border.

Acting director of public and government affairs with CAA Steve Olmstead says it's important for Canadians to know what the rules are as we are still in a pandemic, but says it's also more important now than ever to understand what they have for travel and medical insurance.

"Right now it's perhaps more important than ever that Atlantic Canadians plan and understand their health and medical coverage," said Olmstead.

Olmstead says it's also important to consider the length of time of your stay in the U.S. to coincide with the amount of coverage you're buying.

"I use myself as an example, with a family of four just heading over to Maine for the weekend, it's quite reasonable to get medical coverage for incidentals," Olmstead explained.

Last week the Canadian Snowbird Association called for Ottawa to drop the pricey molecular test for fully vaccinated travellers.




Shelli Summers

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