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

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.


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.


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

Living abroad

Living abroad can be both rewarding and challenging. Make sure you are informed and prepared 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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