Benefits While Travelling

Out-of-Country Emergency Medical Coverage and COVID-19

If you are currently outside of Canada and trying to return home, Sun Life will extend your out-of-country emergency medical coverage to April 30, 2020. This extension applies if you are about to reach your trip duration limit of 365 days from the date you left your home province.

If you left Canada on or after March 19, 2020, Sun Life will not cover medical expenses during and after a period of quarantine abroad unless you show symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19 (even if the quarantine period is directed by a medical professional).

Please contact Sun Life directly for the most up-to-date information on out-of-country emergency medical coverage at 1-800-361-6212.

It is important that you also keep up-to-date on the latest Travel Advisory Information from the Government of Canada.

Additional Information

If you are travelling for work or a holiday, it’s important to know about your medical benefit coverage while you are out of the province.

This section provides important information and links to resources to help you understand your benefit coverage (including what’s not covered) while travelling outside of BC. You will also find details on who to contact for assistance in the event of a medical emergency.

Click on one of the following links for information about your benefits coverage when travelling:

Travel benefits disclaimer

Disclaimer: This outline is for information purposes only and is a descriptive outline of the plans described; it is not a contract. UBC does not warrant the completeness, timeliness or accuracy of any of the information contained in this web site. Plan terms and conditions are governed by policy contract numbers 025205, 023218, 050555-G, 100328, 100768 and 51075 with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and Policy #920137 with AXA Insurance Inc. In the event of a discrepancy between the information provided on this web site and these policy contracts, benefits will be paid in accordance with the policy contracts.

Any information on the Medical Service Plan of BC (MSP) is a descriptive outline only; UBC is not responsible for the terms and provisions of this plan as it is administered by Health Insurance BC (BC Provincial Government). UBC does not warrant the completeness, timeliness or accuracy of any of the information contained in this web site. For further information, please refer to MSP website.

You must be registered and enrolled the benefit plans to receive the coverage under the plans. Coverage under some of the UBC benefit plans is not automatic. It is the sole responsibility of the traveller to ensure that they are enrolled in the UBC plans and have appropriate coverage in place based on their personal circumstances and their travel destination.