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Travelling Abroad. A Safety guide for Tourists. Use Government Resources. Register. Before You Go. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada offer the following tools for Canadian travellers:.

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Travelling abroad

Travelling Abroad

A Safety guide for Tourists

Before you go
Before You Go

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada offer the following tools for Canadian travellers:

Traveller's Checklist Take charge of your security and ensure a problem-free journey by referring to the Traveller's Checklist while preparing for your next trip abroad.

Travel Counsellor's Checklist Use this practical tool in your day-to-day work to provide comprehensive and essential travel information to your clients before they leave Canada.

Pre-boarding InformationHelpful hints to help you avoid unnecessary delays so that you can travel smart and secure.

PassportsYour only proof of Canadian citizenship and identity that is accepted in all countries.

You and all family members should have a valid passport if you plan to travel outside Canada.

VisasPermission to enter another country is the sole prerogative of that country. Verify in advance whether your destination country or countries require a visa for entry, and apply well in advance. 

Travellers checklist
Travellers Checklist

Before you leave Canada

  • Pack a copy of Bon Voyage, But... and a copy of the Country Travel Report for your destination.Carry a Canadian passport that is valid well beyond the date of your anticipated return to Canada; keep a copy of the identification page separate from the original.

  • Leave copies of your passport identification page, itinerary, and insurance policy with friends or family.

  • Obtain any required visas well in advance.

  • If travelling with children, carry documentation proving your right to accompany them (e.g., a consent letter or court order).  

  • Arrange for supplemental travel health insurance.

  • Anticipate financial needs, such as local currency and departure tax.

  • Take care of health needs: vaccinations, prescriptions, medical certificates, supplies, extra eyeglasses.

  • Check whether dual citizenship is an issue for you. 

  • Sign up for the Registration of Canadians Abroad service.

  • Carry an Emergency Contact Card with the coordinates of the nearest Canadian government office in your destination country.

  • Obtain an International Driving Permit, if required.

While abroad the following resources are also available from the canadian government
While AbroadThe following resources are also available from the Canadian government:

  • EmergenciesThe Department's Emergency Operations Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It offers assistance in case of an emergency situation abroad.

  • Coping with Culture ShockMany people who travel or live overseas experience what is commonly referred to as “culture shock.” Although its intensity varies from one individual to another, most people experience a period of adjustment.

  • Drugs and TravelCanadians often get into serious trouble for buying, selling, using, or transporting drugs. Being Canadian doesn't exempt you from local laws regarding illegal drugs.

  • Who We Are and What We DoWe are committed to providing a wide variety of services to Canadians abroad, but there are some limitations.

  • Studying AbroadCanadian students have studied in every country of the world. Studying abroad requires careful preparation.

  • Working AbroadAll countries have special entry requirements for persons intending to work. Preparation is the key to a successful international work experience.

  • Retirement AbroadThere are many factors to consider when you're thinking of retiring in a foreign country, including tax laws, medical care, and security issues.

  • Frequently Asked QuestionsAnswers to commonly asked questions about living and travelling abroad.

What can i bring back with me
What can I bring back with me?

Steps to ensure smooth re-entry

Personal Exemptions

24 Hours +: $200.00

48 Hours +: $800.00

7 Days +: $800.00

Do not include the date you left

Include the date you returned.

Dates matter but not times.

7 Days = Friday the 7th and returned Friday the 14th.

1.5 litres of wine;

a total of 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of alcoholic beverages; or

up to a maximum of 8.5 litres of beer or ale (24 cans)

  • Declare everything

  • Keep original receipts.

  • Be Honest.

  • Comply with Canadian regulations.

Consular services
Consular Services

  • "Consular" is the word used to describe the services that a country provides for its citizens abroad.

  • Open 24 hours/day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

  • 260 offices in over 150 countries

  • Services Provided:

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Assignment outcome 4 6 investigate laws and regulations which have an impact on each industry
Assignment:Outcome: 4.6 Investigate laws and regulations which have an impact on each industry.

Using the FAQ’s from:


Create an awareness poster for Canadian travelers.

Choose one topic or area of concern.

Posters should be ½-1 whole sheet of Bristol


  • Your poster should communicate an awareness Canadians

  • should have.

  • Where to get information.

  • What actions to take / not take.