Travelling abroad

It is important to be prepared and to expect the unexpected wherever in the world you may be. By preparing carefully you can prevent serious and costly problems for you and your family. In this section you will find helpful information on health and safety, travel documents, baggage, airport security, country advice and more.

Country travel advice and advisories

Country-specific information on safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, health conditions and other important travel issues.

Travel health and safety

Includes essential information on understanding travel health and safety risks and preventive measures to take before and during your trip.

Travel documents

Information on passports, visas, international driving permits and a variety of other documents you will need when you travel outside the country.

Air travel

Tools and tips to help you pack your bags and pass through airport security.

Canada to U.S. border wait times

Regularly updated list of wait times at border crossing points for drivers going to the U.S. from Canada

Registration of Canadians abroad

Sign up with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to stay connected to Canada in case of an emergency abroad or an emergency at home.

Children

All the information you need to travel safely with children, from consent letters to tips on international adoption.

Living abroad

Each country has specific entry requirements for foreigners who would like to work, study or retire there. Be informed and make sure you know how to vote in Canadian elections and pay your Canadian taxes while you are living abroad.

Resources for travel counsellors

A training course to provide travel counsellors with all the resources and information they need to plan safe and enjoyable trips for their clients.

Publications

Ordering and reading our wide range of publications is a good first step to a safe and healthy trip abroad.

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