This telephone assistance service is available
worldwide 24/7. It’s there to help you if you have a medical emergency or find yourself in a difficult situation while travelling.
Before you leave
- Gives you practical information and recommendations on preventive measures (e.g., precautions to take, itinerary, information on passports, visas and vaccinations required in the country you’re visiting)
In case of a medical emergency while you’re travelling
- Directs you to doctors, hospitals or clinics, and our specialized physicians and nurses monitor your case
- Helps get you admitted to a hospital or clinic
- Coordinates return travel to your home city
- Sends messages to your loved ones
In other emergency situations
- Helps with lost or stolen luggage, legal issues or interpretation (if you don’t speak the language of the country you’re visiting)1
What to do in an emergency
Call our Travel Assistance service BEFORE you go to the hospital or clinic and follow their instructions.
If you can’t call yourself (e.g., if you’re unconscious), someone else will have to call for you within 24 hours of your accident or illness.
If you’re travelling alone, we recommend that you keep your travel insurance card on you at all times.
Canada and U.S. (toll-free)
From anywhere in the world (collect call)
1. Our Travel Assistance service can help you find lost luggage, but does not cover expenses related to loss or theft. If you’d like these costs to be covered, be sure to take out