Travel Coverage


Travel Notice - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Benefits coverage when travelling

Travel coverage is applicable to employees (in certain employee groups) who are enrolled in Dalhousie University’s health plan. For clarification please refer to your benefit package. Travel coverage is applicable to all eligible dependants listed under your health coverage with Dalhousie University.


Travel Resources

Active Members:


Travelling Out of Country

When travelling employees should note there are exclusions that apply under the benefit policies pertaining to war, civil commotion, riot and insurrection. For further information regarding these exclusions please contact Employee Benefits


Travelling Out of Country for more than 180 days

If you plan to travel outside of Canada for more than 180 days, you are required to contact Nova Scotia MSI because you may be eligible for an extension of MSI coverage. Please contact if your MSI coverage ends as your participation in the group health and dental plan is dependant on having active provincial health coverage.

Please note: travel coverage is limited to the first 180 days of a trip. If you are taking an approved Sabbatical leave out of country for a period of more than 180 days, please contact as a travel coverage extension may be possible but more information will be required before this can be determined. Travel extensions are not possible in other situations.