Skip Navigation

Medicare or Travel Insurance?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Medicare or Travel Insurance?

1. Posted by Paulard (Budding Member 24 posts) 8y

So i need to figure this out. Should i buy a years worth of Travel Insurance for 425 CAD and use my Canadian passport, or pay 225 for my British passport and use the reciprocal Medicare card. Is the reciprocal agreement sufficient or simply subsidized?



2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 8y

Even with a Medicare card under the Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement (between UK & Australia) you should also have full travel insurance.

3. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 8y

where in the world are you getting a years' worth of travel insurance for 425cad?!?!

4. Posted by Paulard (Budding Member 24 posts) 8y

Why is this a good price or bad l ol???? I got the quite from TIC. (Travel Insurance Canada) full coverage. Even if i break a leg while sky diving.

5. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 8y

haha, sorry, not a bad exclamation. the lowest i found was for 300 for 6 months. i must check that out... (thanks!!)

6. Posted by mista2kool (Budding Member 40 posts) 8y

So this TIC insurance looks like an amazing deal. 490$ for a year at this point.

Whats the catch?!

It all looks good to me.

Also on Travellerspoint

Why travellers need good insurance

worldnomads promo code - SAVE7