Europe is cracking down on visitors having adequate health care while traveling. United States and Canadian citizens are finding that other countries are refusing entry if proof of medical insurance is not provided. If you travel often, you many need to look into a solid global health insurance plan. Most health insurance policies will not cover your medical expenses when you are outside of your country of origin.
If you are planning a European destination for a vacation then travel insurance should suffice. Canadian’s are being specifically targeted because of their particular brand of governmental provided health care. However, it could be beneficial for even American travelers abroad to carry temporary travel insurance to cover possible scenarios that may require accident, life and health insurance.