Travelling Abroad





Travel with confidence


Troubles while travelling? Help is one call away. Whether you're travelling for business or leisure, you can shop with confidence knowing wherever you are in the world, we’re not far away.



Emergency Card Replacement

Has your Card been lost or stolen abroad? Don’t worry. We’ll arrange a new Card for you as quickly as possible. If you’ve added your Card to Apple Pay®*, Google Pay* or Samsung Pay©, your new Card will be automatically updated in your mobile wallet, too. 


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Travel Emergency Assistance1

If you run into troubles while travelling, help is one call away.  Travel Emergency Assistance, a 24-hour telephone service – can refer you to hospitals, embassies, doctors and lawyers around the world.  They can also provide you with key travel information, including details on visa and inoculation requirements, 7 days a week.


To prepare you for any situation that may arise during your travels, American Express offers out-of-town emergency medical and legal referrals and important travel-specific information (such as visa requirements or customs and inoculation regulations) available by telephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


For assistance when you need it most, contact the Travel Emergency Service at 1-800-678-5523.



AMEX® Travel Insurance (Optional)

Whether travelling across the country or to an exciting international destination, you can feel good knowing that AMEX® Travel Insurance2 may cover the following:


  • Trip cancellations, interruptions or delays
  • Loss, theft or damage of baggage and personal items
  • Medical bills in the event of an emergency
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Related Pages

Mobile Wallet Security


Your eligible American Express Card, linked to Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay, is the go-to Card when you’re out and about.

Identity Theft


Find out what you can do to help keep your financial details safe and secure.


Terms and Conditions


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1. All the services associated with the Travel Emergency Assistance are provided worldwide with the exception of some countries (it is best to check with Customer Service). Travel related advice is complementary, but you may be required to pay for any arranged services provided.

Eligible Cards include The Platinum Card® from American Express® ,The American Express® Gold Rewards Card , The American Express® Card, The American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card, The American Express® Aeroplan®* Card, The Marriott Bonvoy American Express® Card


2. AMEX® Travel Insurance is optional group travel insurance underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada. You may contact the insurer at 1-888-877-1710 in Canada and the U.S. or visit In this outline, we have given a brief description of just some of the benefits available under AMEX® Travel Insurance. All insurance coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of the Group Policy issued to Amex Bank of Canada and the applicable limitations and exclusions described in the Certificate of Insurance issued upon enrollment. Please read the Certificate of Insurance carefully. AMEX® Travel Insurance is underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada. Amex Bank of Canada identifies insurance providers and products that may be of interest to some of its customers. In this role we do not act as an agent or fiduciary for you, and we may act on behalf of the insurance provider, as permitted by law. We want you to be aware that we receive compensation from insurance providers and our compensation may vary by provider and product. We do not require you to purchase any insurance product, and you may choose to cover your insurance needs from other sources on terms they may make available to you.