Traveler's Checklist

  • Carry a 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.
  • Arrange for health and travel insurance.
  • Plan your itinerary and budget.
  • Anticipate financial needs; local currency, traveller's cheques, departure taxes.
  • Take care of health needs; vaccinations,prescriptions, medical certificates, supplies, extra eyeglasses.
  • Check whether dual citizenship is an issue of you.
  • If travelling with children, carry documentation proving your right to travel with them (consent letter, court order)
  • Register online with a Canadian government office abroad.
  • Prepare for your flight by carefully attending to luggage, documentation and airport security.
  • While abroad, keep receipts for purchases and make special arrangements for food, plants and animals brought back to Canada.