The latest travel-related news and updates.
May 9, 2013
In order to manage the workload and serve clients without delays, we encourage Canadians in Afghanistan who need routine consular assistance to schedule an appointment with the consular section prior to coming to the Embassy of Canada in Kabul.
Ascension Day in the Netherlands
May 8, 2013
Our Embassy in the Netherlands will be closed on Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10. For emergency assistance, Canadians can call our Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa collect at 613-996-8885 or email us at email@example.com.
Our Embassy in Jordan is moving
May 6, 2013
The Embassy of Canada in Amman, Jordan, is moving from its present address in Shmeisani to our new building on Zahran Street. The Embassy presently located on Abdelhameed Shoman Street in Shmeisani will be closed at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, and will reopen at 133 Zahran St (between 4th and 5th Circles) at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013. For emergency assistance, Canadians can call our Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa collect at 613-996-8885 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Greek Orthodox Easter!
May 2, 2013
Please note that Canadian government offices in Greece will be closed on Friday May 3 and Monday May 6. For emergency assistance, Canadians can call our Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa collect at 613-996-8885 or email us at email@example.com.
April 24, 2013
The Embassy of Canada in Tripoli, Libya will be reopening on Thursday, April 25, 2013, opening hours for consular services will be from 08:00 to 13:30.
April 23, 2013
The Embassy of Canada in Tripoli will be closed on Wednesday, April 24 for security reasons.
April 22, 2013
Canadians vacationing, working, studying or residing outside Canada and whose address of ordinary residence for voting purposes is located in this electoral district may be eligible to vote by means of a special mail-in ballot.
April 4, 2013
Florida has repealed its law requiring International Drivers Permits for foreigners. Canadians can still drive in Florida using a valid Canadian driver’s license and are not required to hold an IDP.
April 4, 2013
The embassy will close on April 11th at 15:45 and will resume operations on April 16th at 08:30 in a new location in Kyiv. Should you require urgent assistance during this time, please call +380 50 440 0963.
March 26, 2013
Don’t lose vacation time while you suffer from sunburn. Avoid skin damage by wearing a hat and shirt and using ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreen. Find these and other sun safety tips.
March 26, 2013
If you are planning to import a car, trailer or anything else that runs on wheels from the United States, please visit Importing a Vehicle from the United States.
Closure of the Embassy in Ukraine on March 25
March 25, 2013
The Canadian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine is closed today, March 25, due to extreme weather conditions.
March 11, 2013
Travel.gc.ca has launched the Government of Canada's first Foursquare channel! Follow Travel.gc.ca on Foursquare to find Canadian services and assistance more easily.
February 20, 2013
A nationwide strike called by trade unions is expected to take place on February 20 and 21, 2013. Services such as banking, transportation and fuel supply could be disrupted.
February 15, 2013
Florida will not enforce new requirement for International Drivers Permits.
Closure of the Embassy in Tunisia on February 8
February 7, 2013
In light of demonstrations planned in Tunis tomorrow, the Embassy of Canada in Tunis will be closed on February 8, 2013, but assistance will be available for urgent cases. Canadians are advised to exercise a high degree of caution, monitor local news, and avoid public gatherings and demonstrations as the situation could turn violent without warning.
February 5, 2013
We have been notified that phishing emails supposedly from the Canada Revenue Agency may have been sent from an “@Travel.gc.ca” email address.
The "@Travel.gc.ca" email address does not exist. These messages are spam, are fraudulent and should be deleted immediately. If you receive one of these emails and wish to report it, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
International Day Fair at Concordia University
January 22, 2013
Our outreach team will answer questions at International Day Fair at Concordia University in Montreal today. Come by and pick up free emergency bracelets, luggage tags and travel brochures.
January 15, 2013
The High Commission of Canada in Islamabad will be closed on January 16th, due to the Long March demonstration.
January 14, 2013
The High Commission of Canada in Islamabad will be closed on January 15th, due to the Long March demonstration.
January 10, 2013
The High Commission of Canada in Islamabad will be closed on Jan 14th, due to the Long March demonstration.
November 29, 2012
Canadians must present a passport to visit Panama, which must be valid for at least three months after the date of entry into Panama. Before you leave, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country's entry rules.
The Embassy of Canada in Egypt will be closed at noon on Tuesday
November 26, 2012
Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Egypt will be closed at noon on Tuesday November 27, 2012, due to large-scale demonstrations scheduled in the immediate vicinity of the embassy. Further disruptions to operating hours may occur. We recommend that you call to confirm that we are open before visiting in person.
November 23, 2012
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs) has announced the official launch of the newly revamped Travel.gc.ca, Canada’s official one-stop shop for international travel information.
November 20, 2012
The guidebook helps left-behind parents understand the processes and issues involved in searching for and trying to bring back children abducted to another country. It provides suggestions on how to stop an abduction in progress and how to find an abducted child in another country.
November 17, 2012
There is a greater possibility of civil unrest in Mumbai associated with the death of Bal Thackeray, leader of the Shiv Sena political party, on November 17, 2012. If you are in Mumbai, monitor developments and follow the advice of Indian authorities. Be cautious and avoid crowds and areas where funeral processions are taking place.
November 16, 2012
There will be by-elections in Calgary Centre, Alberta, Durham, Ontario and Victoria, British Columbia on November 26, 2012.
Octobre 9, 2012
Hunting gear such as firearms (guns, rifles and shotguns) and ammunition (bullets) must be carried as checked baggage.
October 4, 2012
As of November 15, 2012, Canadians who are members of the NEXUS program travelling within the U.S will be able to use their NEXUS cards for expedited screening at 27 participating U.S. airports.
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