News

The following news and advisories highlight the latest updates on threats and conditions the Government of Canada considers unsafe for Canadians around the world, including protests, natural disasters, health conditions and other hazards. More detailed information on conditions abroad, including the full list of countries and regions for which travel advisories are in effect, can be found on our Country travel advice and advisories page and a full list of travel health notices is available on our Travel health notices page.

Polio: Global Update 

October 21, 2015

The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that travellers get vaccinated against polio when going to countries where polio has not been eliminated (is endemic), countries with recently imported cases or where the virus has been detected, or countries located near those that are endemic or have cases of recent infection.

Chikungunya: Global Update 

September 28, 2015 

Chikungunya occurs in many regions of the world. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Cholera in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti 

September 28, 2015

In recent years, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti have reported cases of cholera. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Middle East Respitory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

August 25, 2015

Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 

The Hajj 2015 and Umrah

August 13, 2015

The Hajj season will take place this year between approximately September 20 and 25, 2015. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

July 17, 2015

On May 9, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea

July 17, 2015

The outbreak in Guinea has been ongoing since March 2014 and some multiple areas continue to be are affected. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone

July 17, 2015

Some districts in Sierra Leone continue to be have been affected by this outbreak. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Measles: global update

July 16, 2015 

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 

Earthquake in Nepal

July 15, 2015

The Government of Canada recommends Canadians travelling to the districts in Nepal affected by the earthquake avoid all non-essential travel. There is no nation-wide advisory in effect. Consult the travel health notice for more information. 

Zika virus infection in Brazil

June 26, 2015

Brazil continues to reporthas recently reported cases of Zika virus infection in several states. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 

WHO temporary polio vaccine recommendations

June 26, 2015

Consult the travel health notice for more information on the temporary polio vaccination recommendations from the World Health Organization and for the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 

Dengue Fever: Global Update 

June 26, 2015 

Outbreaks of dengue fever have become increasingly frequent over the past 25 years. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 

Meningococcal disease in Niger

May 29, 2015

Niger’s Ministry of Public Health is reporting a rapidly growing outbreak of meningoccocal disease caused by serogroup C. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations.

Hepatitis A in Mexico

May 6, 2015

There have been a number of cases of Hepatitis A reported among travellers from the United States who travelled to Tulum, Mexico. The dates of travel ranged from February 15, 2015 to March 20, 2015. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Avian Influenza (H5N1): global update

April 21, 2015 

Avian influenza (H5N1), commonly known as “bird flu” is a viral infection that can spread easily and quickly among birds. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 

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