2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France
Released: April 25, 2019
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is being hosted by France from June 7 until July 7, 2019. The event will take place in 9 French cities: Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes, and Valenciennes.
Large crowds are expected, which can increase the risk of accidental injury and the spread of infectious diseases such as colds, flu and travellers' diarrhea.
Large outbreaks of measles have been reported in France. See the Measles in Europe travel health notice for more information.
Before your trip
Consult a health care professional or visit a travel health clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel.
- Make sure your routine vaccinations are up-to-date.
- Talk to a health care professional about your immunity to measles. Some individuals may require an additional dose of the vaccine prior to travel outside of Canada.
Visit the Government of Canada's Travel Advice and Advisories page for the most up-to-date information on health risks in France.
Pack a travel health kit and purchase travel health insurance.
During your trip
Be aware of your surroundings
- The risk of accidental injury increases in large crowds.
- Locate the exit routes and medical facilities.
- Avoid densely congested areas with limited emergency exits.
Protect yourself and others from the spread of germs and flu-like illnesses
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Keep a bottle with you when you travel.
- If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your arm. If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
Dress appropriately for the weather
- Protect your skin from sun exposure and stay hydrated.
- Protect yourself from insect bites during the day and night.
Understand local laws
- You are responsible for knowing and abiding by local laws wherever you travel.
- Make sure you understand the risks of alcohol and drug use when travelling.
Drive with caution
- The leading cause of death among international travellers is traffic accidents.
- Expect traffic congestion and road closures.
- Avoid driving on unfamiliar and/or rural roads, especially at night.
- Don't drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Visit the Government of Canada's Travel Advice and Advisories page for the most up-to-date information on laws and culture in France.
Monitor your health
If you feel sick during your trip, stay in your hotel and avoid large gatherings.
See a health care professional if you feel very unwell, especially if you have a fever. For more information on medical care while abroad see the sickness or injury page.
If you become unwell on your return flight to Canada, tell the flight attendant before you land or the border services officer as you enter the country. They will notify a quarantine officer who can assess your symptoms.
See a healthcare professional if you develop symptoms of measles when travelling or after you return to Canada:
- Alert the health care professional about your symptoms before your appointment, so they can take proper precautions.
- Tell the health care professional where you have been travelling.
Avoid close contact with other people to reduce the chance of infecting others if you:
- have symptoms of measles
- have been exposed to someone who has measles
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