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Health and travel during the pandemic and requirements for returning to Canada.
Travel health information
Before you go
Get travel insurance if you travel outside Canada, no matter where you're going or how long you'll be there.
Potential health risks to Canadian travellers and ways to help reduce them.
How to prepare a basic travel health kit no matter where you are going.
Check which vaccinations may be recommended or required for your destination.
Visit the clinic or your health care provider six weeks before you travel.
Make sure your medication won't cause you any problems while you're away or when you return.
Plan in advance, check with your doctor and avoid problems at airport security screening.
Understand the risks of an outbreak of an infectious disease on a cruise ship.
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
Avoid common causes of illness while travelling, including food poisoning, stomach flu and travellers' diarrhea.
Information about the risks of contracting a disease that may not be common in Canada. Read these fact sheets and be prepared.
Prevent bites from mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, or flies carrying travel-related diseases.
Avoid the health risks of strong sunlight and extreme heat.
How to use oral rehydration solutions to treat dehydration caused by travellers’ diarrhea.
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
Destination-specific travel information and advice.
Information and resources to help you in emergencies or crises outside Canada.
How to avoid problems caused by alcohol and drugs.
Undertand and avoid the risks related to cannabis and international travel.
Protext your devices and yourself from the risks of cyber-based threats.
How to reduce the risks of participating in a major event or festival.
Protect yourself from fraud and scams by companies or individuals in foreign countries.
Advice for different types of travellers
Consider your medical conditions before and as you travel.
Information on the challenges women can face when travelling outside Canada.
Minimize your risks and stay healthy while travelling during your pregnancy.
Minimize your risk. Make sure you are aware of your destination country's laws and customs before you travel.
How to help your children have a healthy and enjoyable trip.
Information to help make travelling with disabilities as easy and safe as possible.
Advice on accreditations and permits, electronics and security equipment, safety outside Canada.
What to do if you are sick when or after you return to Canada.
Everything you need to know to keep your pets safe from harm and injury whether they are travelling by land, air or sea.
What to do if you or someone you know might be forced into marriage.
How to avoid expensive roaming fees when you use your Canadian cellphone, mobile device or computer abroad.
What we are doing
Policies, acts and regulations
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- Travelling with Children
- Well on Your Way – A Canadian's Guide to Healthy Travel Abroad
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