Spring Break: Advice for Canadians travelling to sun destinations

February 15, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement:

“Many Canadian families and students will soon be travelling to sun destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean. The Government of Canada takes the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously, and wants to ensure that Canadian travellers are well-informed so that they can travel safely.

  1. Before leaving Canada, Canadian travellers should visit Travel.gc.ca for in-depth safe travel information on their destination from the Travel Advice and Advisories. This includes advice on security, entry and exit requirements, travel health, laws and culture, natural disasters and climate, as well as emergency contact information. This content is continuously updated to ensure Canadians always have the best advice possible.
  2. We advise travellers to purchase the best travel insurance they can afford. Travel insurance should include health, life and disability coverage that will help avoid large expenses, such as the cost of hospitalization or medical treatment outside Canada.
  3. We strongly recommend that children carry a consent letter if they are travelling abroad alone, with only one parent or guardian, with friends or relatives or with a group.
  4. We encourage travellers to register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to receive the latest updates in case of an emergency abroad or a personal emergency at home. Canadians may also download the free Travel Smart app, to receive updated travel advice on the go.

“Canadians requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the nearest embassy or consulate abroad. Canadians can also contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at any time by calling collect 1 613 996 8885 or by sending an email to sos@international.gc.ca.”

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