Allianz Global Assistance has launched a new smartphone app to provide Canadian travellers with information on local medical providers, medication and first aid translations, emergency phone numbers and more.
Utilizing the resources of the company’s medical assistance teams in 34 countries around the world, the TravelMedic app includes Allianz Global Assistance’s list of 2,000 hospitals in 129 countries. Each hospital listed has been approved by the company as appropriate for travellers and each listing includes contact information and one-touch dialing.
A drug dictionary includes internationally-recognized names for common drugs while first aid term translations are available in 17 languages. Additionally, emergency services phone numbers are available for 217 countries and can be reached through one-touch dialing.
While the TravelMedic mobile app is not a replacement for travel medical insurance, its assistance features can be accessed immediately while travelling, offering increased security should a medical issue arise while out of the country.
The app also provides a stream of the latest travel alerts from the Government of Canada’s Travel Advisory website. These alerts help travellers stay updated in real-time on any security risks that may affect their destination.