World Escapade offers travel insurance for medical emergencies, cancellation and baggage protection to travellers worldwide.

World Escapade also offers Schengen Visa, International student, Expatriate, Reporter, Visitors to Canada and Canadian Super Visa insurance.

World Escapade is part of April International Canada based in Quebec, part of the April Group, a worldwide insurer established in 1988.

Policies and coverage can change at any time, without warning. This article is only intended as general advice. Please check your own policy carefully.

While Canadians can buy travel insurance on the World Escapade site, there are a wider range of products and discounts for Canadians at their April International website. Check out our review of April International Travel Insurance for Canadians.

Advantages

  • Affordable
  • You can purchase online
  • Most nationalities are covered

Disadvantages

  • For Canadians, they only offer insurance in Alberta, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec, but their office says they have plans to offer insurance for all of Canada soon.
  • World Escapade doesn’t offer travel insurance for residents of the United States.

World Escapade’s Plans

You can choose between two types of coverage:

  • Worldwide coverage EXCLUDING Canada and the USA and high risk countries and territories
  • Worldwide coverage INCLUDING Canada and the USA but excluding high risk countries and territories

Extensions

You may be able to cancel your policy or get a partial refund on World Escapade policies if no claim occurs in the first part of travel. Contact the company by phone for more info.

In the province of Quebec, you can cancel your insurance policy within 10 days of purchase and receive a full refund if you cancel in writing by registered or certified mail. This 10 day refund provision doesn’t apply if you purchased the insurance 10 days or less before your departure, or your trip duration is 10 days or less.

Cancellations and Refunds

If no claim occurs in first part of travel, you may be able to get your policy cancelled or partly refunded. Contact the company by phone.

How to Buy

You can purchase World Escapade insurance online in a few minutes. Just type in your age and dates of travel, and select your province. World Escapade lets you view their policies and compare their plans online. You can also buy by phone, but there’s an additional charge of $5 or $7.

 

*As always, the information in this post is from one Canadian traveller to another and please remember, we are not travel insurance agents. We have just spent years abroad and have gotten to know the ins and outs of the industry. If you have any travel insurance questions, please talk to a qualified travel insurance agent or broker. Finally, insurance plans can and do change all the time so always consult your insurance policy since that is the legal document to which you are agreeing to.