Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, remember to take a few safety tips with you.
If you are going to an exotic location to unwind, minimize the chance of illness in advance by going to your family doctor and asking them for the necessary immunizations. For information on what you could expect, the Canadian government regularly posts health and safety warnings for locations around the globe.
Some countries require that you have certain immunizations before they will allow you in the country. Check the country's official website for travelers to make sure that you are up to date with your shots, and find out what documentation you need to provide when entering the country as proof of immunization. You can also check the Government of Canada’s recommendations for travel vaccinations.
Canadians now require a passport for travel to most countries, including the United States. To accommodate the increased demand for passports, Passport Canada has relaxed the rules on who can be a guarantor. They now can be a Canadian citizen who holds a passport who has known you for two years. For more information on how to apply for a passport, visit the Passport Canada website.
While a passport is sufficient to guarantee entry to most countries, others will also require a visa, especially if you are travelling for an extended period of time. Visas are only available from the country you are travelling to and may be applied for through their government websites.
For a full list of travel documents in Canada, visit the Passport Canada website.