Getting Medical Care in Other Countries

A traveller from Canada visiting another country may end up getting injured or having some other kind of medical emergency while there and be forced to access the local health care system. However, nowadays some travellers are choosing their destination specifically to get some kind of elective surgery or other operation and treatment.

We want to make it very clear that there are definitely some potential dangers with this practice and you should be fully aware of them before you depart.

Main Concern: Quality of Care

In some countries the standards for their health system are lower than what we would expect here in Canada. This might not be immediately evident and could cause complications only after you have returned home. It is critical to always