Travel health notices

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) travel health notices outline potential health risks to Canadian travellers and recommend ways to help reduce them. Notices remain in effect until removed from the website.

No matter where you plan to travel, make sure you check the Travel Advice and Advisories (TAA) page for your destination. These pages contain country-specific information on health risks, safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, and other important travel information. It is recommended that you check the TAA page for your destination twice: once when you are planning your trip, and again shortly before you leave. Health, safety and security conditions may change between the date you book your travel and your departure date.

The travel health notice risk levels are:

LevelTravel health noticesLocationLast Update
 Level 1 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 2022-03-15
 Level 1 Avian influenzaChina 2021-09-16
 Level 2 Zika virus: Advice for travellersAmerican Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Micronesia, Montserrat, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Saint Maarten, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Uganda, United States of America, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 2022-02-22
 Level 2 Polio: Advice for travellersAfghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Israel, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Yemen. 2022-06-27
 Level 1 Extensively drug-resistant typhoid in PakistanPakistan 2021-09-24
 Level 1 Global Measles NoticeAll Countries 2021-09-16 Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, The, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia (FSM), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, North Macedonia, Northern Marianas, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
 Level 1 Yellow fever in West and Central AfricaCameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Ghana, Nigeria 2022-02-10
 Level 2 COVID-19 and International TravelAll Countries 2022-04-06 Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, The, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia (FSM), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, North Macedonia, Northern Marianas, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
 Level 1 Hajj 2022Saudi Arabia 2022-06-20
 Level 2 Monkeypox : Advice for travellersArgentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria,Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela 2022-06-27

Travel health notice risk levels

Level 1 - Practise health precautions

A level 1 travel health notice reminds travellers to practise travel health precautions for their destination.
Health precautions may include:

  • avoiding insect bites
  • practising proper hand washing
  • being up-to-date on all recommended vaccinations

Level 2 - Practise enhanced health precautions

A level 2 travel health notice indicates an increased risk to travellers or certain groups of travellers (for example, pregnant women, campers, people visiting friends and relatives) and reminds them to practise enhanced health precautions.
Enhanced health precautions may include:

  • the use of personal protective equipment
  • delaying travel until risk is lower
  • additional recommended vaccinations for some groups
  • avoiding higher-risk activities
Travellers are advised to follow the enhanced health precautions outlined in the travel health notice in addition to the usual health precautions recommended for the destination.

Level 3 - Avoid non-essential travel

A level 3 travel health notice warns travellers to avoid non-essential travel to the destination. There is a high risk to the traveller’s health. If travellers must travel for essential reasons, they are advised to follow the precautions outlined in the travel health notice to reduce their risk.

Level 4 – Avoid all travel

A level 4 travel health notice advises travellers not to travel to the destination, for any reason. There is a very high risk to both travellers and Canadians domestically.

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