Proper preparation is the key to a terrific trip. Here are some important tips to consider before you travel to make your trip as safe as possible.
Things to prepare before you go
- Take a business card from the front desk of your hotel when you arrive. It always helps to have on hand the name and address of your lodgings in the local language!
- Be mindful of the local culture of the country that you're travelling in. Depending on your destination, cultural tolerances will vary.
- Make sure you’ve disabled international data roaming while travelling to avoid a hefty cell phone bill upon your return.
- Though they may look adorable, try not to pet any stray animals you encounter.
Things to consider while you're abroad
Great sources of information before and during your trip
Local emergency medical contacts
With more than 260 points of service in 150 countries worldwide, Canadian consular services can provide local medical contacts of all kinds.
Government travel advisories
See if the Canadian Government has any travel advisories or recommendations for your destination.
Registration of Canadians Abroad
Register yourself when you go abroad so your whereabouts are known.
Border Services wait times
Check the wait times for trips to the US.
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