Travel abroad

It is important to be prepared and to expect the unexpected wherever in the world you may be. Here is helpful information on health and safety, travel documents, Canada-U.S border wait times, travelling with children and more.


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

Essential information on travel health and safety risks and how to prevent them

Travel documents

Passports, visas, international driving permits and other documents you will need when you travel abroad


Schengen Area

Important information for travellers to Europe

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.


Everything you need to know to travel safely with children abroad

Living abroad

Make sure you are informed and prepared for the benefits and challenges of living abroad before you leave Canada 

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


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

Cannabis and international travel

Understand and avoid the risks related to cannabis and international travel

What we are doing

Travel insurance

Important information on travel insurance and why you shouldn’t leave the country without it.

What you can bring on a plane

A quick searchable guide to what you can and cannot bring on a plane.

Registration of Canadians Abroad

A free service provided by Global Affairs Canada that keeps you connected to Canada in case of an emergency abroad or at home.

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