Health and safety outside Canada 

Information on the health and safety risks of travelling outside Canada and how to protect yourself and your loved ones while you travel.

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COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders

Health and travel during the pandemic and requirements for returning to Canada.

Travel health information

Before you go

Travel insurance

Get travel insurance if you travel outside Canada, no matter where you're going or how long you'll be there. 

Travel health notices

Potential health risks to Canadian travellers and ways to help reduce them.

Travel health kit

How to prepare a basic travel health kit no matter where you are going.

Vaccinations

Check which vaccinations may be recommended or required for your destination. 

Find a travel health clinic

Visit the clinic or your health care provider six weeks before you travel.

Travelling with medication

Make sure your medication won't cause you any problems while you're away or when you return.

Travelling with a medical device

Plan in advance, check with your doctor and avoid problems at airport security screening.

Cruise ship travel

Understand the risks of an outbreak of an infectious disease on a cruise ship. 

Receiving medical care outside Canada

What you need to know before you travel to another country to receive specific medical care, also known as "medical tourism".

While you are away

Eat and drink safely 

Avoid common causes of illness while travelling, including food poisoning, stomach flu and travellers' diarrhea.

Travel-related diseases

Information about the risks of contrating a disease that may not be common in Canada. Read these fact sheets and be prepared.    

Insect bite prevention

Prevent bites from mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, or flies carrying travel-related diseases.

Sun and heat

Avoid the health risks of strong sunlight and extreme heat. 

Oral rehydration

How to use oral rehydration solutions to treat dehydration caused by travellers’ diarrhea.

Visiting friends and relatives

Visiting friends and relatives in a foreign country involves unique risk factors and travel patterns. Learn how to protect your health.

Your safety and security outside Canada

Travel Advice and Advisories

Destination-specific travel information and advice.

Emergency information

Information and resources to help you in emergencies or crises outside Canada.

Alcohol and drugs

How to avoid problems caused by alcohol and drugs.

Cannabis and international travel

Undertand and avoid the risks related to cannabis and international travel.

Cyber security

Protext your devices and yourself from the risks of cyber-based threats.

Water safety

Information about the dangers of being in, on or under water when you travel.  

Mass gatherings and large events

How to reduce the risks of participating in a major event or festival.

Fraud

Protect yourself from fraud and scams by companies or individuals in foreign countries.

Advice for different types of travellers

Older travellers

Consider your medical conditions before and as you travel.

Women travellers

Information on the challenges women can face when travelling outside Canada.

Pregnant women

Minimize your risks and stay healthy while travelling during your pregnancy.

Travel and your sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics

Minimize your risk. Make sure you are aware of your destination country's laws and customs before you travel.

Tips for travelling with children

How to help your children have a healthy and enjoyable trip.

Travelling with disabilities

Information to help make travelling with disabilities as easy and safe as possible.

Travel advice for media workers

Advice on accreditations and permits, electronics and security equipment, safety outside Canada.

More information

If you get sick after travelling

What to do if you are sick when or after you return to Canada.

Travelling with animals

Everything you need to know to keep your pets safe from harm and injury whether they are travelling by land, air or sea.

Forced marriage

What to do if you or someone you know might be forced into marriage.

Using data plans outside Canada

How to avoid expensive roaming fees when you use your Canadian cellphone, mobile device or computer abroad.

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