As you get ready for your trip, don’t forget to:

  • Update all necessary vaccinations, if required
  • Buy CIBC Travel Insurance
  • Leave your contact information and itinerary with family or friends
  • Determine how you will carry all necessary travel documentation, e.g. passports, visas, proof of citizenship, etc.
  • Update and bring a list of important telephone numbers, including your bank, credit card centre, doctor, etc.

It is important that your home is looked after and looks occupied while you're away. Arrange for someone to:

  • Care for your pet and plants
  • Shovel the snow or cut the grass
  • Collect your mail and other delivered items

Before you go, you should:

  • Pay bills that are due while you're away
  • Buy foreign cash
  • Buy a CIBC Smart™ Prepaid Travel Visa* Card
  • Set up a travel notification for your CIBC Credit Card to minimize the likelihood of your account being blocked. Requests can be made through Online Banking Self Service or over the phone at 1-800-465-4653.
  • For additional travel resources, please visit the CIBC Advice Centre

Interested in buying CIBC Travel Insurance?

CIBC Travel Medical Insurance is available at www.cibc.com/en/personal-banking/insurance/travel.html or by phoning Allianz Global Assistance at 1-800-281-9109.


Terms and conditions

CIBC Travel Insurance plans are underwritten by Co-operators Life Insurance Company (accident and sickness benefits) and The Sovereign General Insurance Company (property and casualty benefits). CIBC Travel Insurance is administered by Allianz Global Assistance, which is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. Allianz Global Assistance provides the CIBC travel assistance and claims services in respect of all insurance coverage under CIBC Travel Insurance plans. CIBC earns compensation from the insurer for the promotion of CIBC Travel Insurance plans.

CIBC Travel Insurance is subject to eligibility conditions, limitations and exclusions (including pre-existing medical condition exclusions), which are contained in the Certificate of insurance you receive following enrollment. Before applying, you can review a sample copy of the current Certificate of Insurance (CIBC Comprehensive Travel Insurance Plan) (PDF, 475 KB) .

You can also call CIBC Travel Insurance at 1-800-281-9109. Coverage will be voidable if you fail to disclose or misrepresent any material fact or circumstance affecting coverage.

The above descriptions of assistance services are general descriptions only and don’t constitute legal or insurance advice. In all cases, you should speak to an insurance advisor before acting.