Spring break is one of the most popular times for Canadians to travel. To ensure that your next trip is fun and stress-free, keep in mind the following tips to help avoid travel woes:
- Review the Government of Canada's Travel Advice And Advisories page.
- Speak with your health care provider six weeks before you leave. Doing so will ensure that you are up to date with your vaccinations and in good health.
- Sign up for the Government of Canada's Registration of Canadians Abroad service. This is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you of an emergency abroad or at home.
- Purchase the best travel insurance you can, as your Canadian health insurance will not protect you in other countries.
- Ensure that your passport is up to date.
- Pack a travel health kit. This kit should include basic first-aid items and enough supplies to prevent illness, handle minor injuries and manage pre-existing medical conditions.
If you are flying, review the Government of Canada's Air Travel Page for information on what you can bring on the plane. This page also includes information on pre-boarding identification requirements and an explanation of the airport security screening process.