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    United States of America

    Travelling is an exciting way to meet people and learn about different cultures. But you have to be careful. Travelling can expose you to disease and poor sanitary conditions. In this document, you will find practical information for safe and healthy travel. In a foreign country, just like at home, a little prevention goes a long way.
    • In short

      • Region
        North America
      • Capital
        Washington
      • Population
        310,384,000
      • Currency
        US dollar (USD)
      • Languages
        English
    • Flag

      Flag of the United States
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    Recommended Immunization

    In this section, you will find the list of the immunizations and screenings recommended for Canadians travelling to the above destination (United States of America). Some of them may also be mandatory.

    Diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles
    These vaccines are part of every Canadian's standard immunization regimen. Make sure that you are vaccinated and have received the booster shots when required.
    Hepatitis B
    Low prevalence of carriers. Vaccination is recommended travellers staying in the country a few months or more, healthcare professionals or people receiving health care, those in close contact with local residents, parents adopting a child and those engaging in sexual relations with the country's inhabitants.

    During your stay

    Once there, you should still be cautious as you could be exposed to other diseases. The presence of diseases that could pose a risk to your health has been reported in the country. The risk is related to the activities you choose to take part in as well as the areas you visit.

    Dengue
    Dengue fever is present in certain regions of the country. Anti-mosquito precautions are recommended in these regions.
    Lyme disease
    travellers who visit infected rural areas, particularly campers and backcountry enthusiasts are more at risk. These travellers should properly protect themselves from insect bites.
    Plague
    Plague is a disease that could occasionally be transmitted by insects in some regions of this country. Effective protection against insects would help prevent this problem.
    Rabies
    Vaccination is recommended only for certain groups of travellers such as veterinarians, animal attendants, spelunkers or other at-risk groups. Vaccination is also recommended for travellers visiting regions where the virus is endemic and where it could be difficult to quickly get a post-exposure treatment and among travellers who will spend lots of time outdoors in rural areas. Vaccination is also recommended to children who will travel frequently or for long stays in a regions with risk, and which are too young to understand the precautions or to mention a bite.

    The above vaccinations apply to all travellers. For a personalized protection program adapted to your travelling and health needs, visit a travel medicine clinic. Plan ahead: If you need several vaccines, you may need several weeks to complete the immunization schedule.

    Prior to your departure, you may want to consider registering for the Canadians Abroad Service. Registering allows the service to contact and assist you if there is an emergency while you are abroad. Visit the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website for more information about this service and how to register.

    If you have purchased travel insurance, your policy will likely include a 24/7 emergency assistance service to help you locate care and coordinate payment. Be sure to have their phone number with you at all times.

    The Canadian Government also has several offices abroad that can provide you with numerous services when in a medical emergency. These services include, but are not limited to:

    • Supplying names of local doctors and health facilities
    • Visiting you in the hospital and providing basic translation services
    • Arranging for medical evacuation if your required treatment is not available in the region (note: costs for this service will not be covered by the government, but may be covered by travel insurance)

    If you need help when travelling in United States of America, contact:

    United States - ATLANTA
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 1175 Peachtree Street N.E., 100 Colony Square, Suite 1700, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 30361-6205
    Tel.: (404) 532-2000
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (404) 532-2050
    E-mail: atnta@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.atlanta.gc.ca

    United States - BOSTON
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 3 Copley Place, Suite 400, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 02116
    Tel.: (617) 247-5100
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (617) 247-5190
    E-mail: bostn@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.boston.gc.ca

    United States - BUFFALO
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 1 HSBC Centre, Suite 3000, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A., 14203-2884
    Tel.: (716) 858-9500
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (716) 852-4340
    E-mail: bfalo@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.buffalo.gc.ca

    United States - CHICAGO
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: Two Prudential Plaza, 180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 60601
    Tel.: (312) 616-1860
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (312) 616-1877
    E-mail: chcgo@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.chicago.gc.ca

    United States - DALLAS
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 500 N. Akard Street, Suite 2900, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 75201
    Tel.: (214) 922-9806
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (214) 922-9815
    E-mail: dalas@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.dallas.gc.ca

    United States - DENVER
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 1625 Broadway, Suite 2600, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., 80202
    Tel.: (303) 626-0640
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (303) 572-1158
    E-mail: denvr-g@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.denver.gc.ca

    United States - DETROIT
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1100, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., 48243-1798
    Tel.: (313) 446-4747
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (313) 567-2164
    E-mail: dtrot@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.detroit.gc.ca

    United States - HONOLULU
    Consulate General of Australia
    Address: Penthouse Suite, 1000 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A., 96813-4299
    Tel.: (808) 529-8120
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (808) 529-8142

    United States - LOS ANGELES
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 550 South Hope Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 90071-2327
    Tel.: (213) 346-2700
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (213) 620-8827
    E-mail: lngls@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.losangeles.gc.ca

    United States - MIAMI
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1600, Miami, Florida, U.S.A., 33131
    Tel.: (305) 579-1600
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (305) 374-6774
    E-mail: miami@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.miami.gc.ca

    United States - MINNEAPOLIS
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 701 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., 55415-1899
    Tel.: (612) 333-4641
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (612) 332-4061
    E-mail: mnpls@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.minneapolis.gc.ca

    United States - NEW YORK
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 1251 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse Level, New York, New York, U.S.A., 10020-1175
    Tel.: (212) 596-1759
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (212) 596-1666/1790
    E-mail: cngny@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.newyork.gc.ca

    United States - PUERTO RICO
    Consulate of Canada
    Address: Hato Rey Center, 268 Ponce de Leon, Suite 802, San Juan (Hato Rey), Puerto Rico, U.S.A., 00918
    Tel.: (787) 759-6629
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-772-6448
    Fax: (787) 294-1205

    United States - SAN FRANCISCO
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 580 California Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 94104
    Tel.: (415) 834-3180
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (415) 834-3189
    E-mail: sfran@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.sanfrancisco.gc.ca

    United States - SEATTLE
    Consulate General of Canada
    Address: 1501 4th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 98101
    Tel.: (206) 443-1777
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (206) 443-9662
    E-mail: seatl@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.seattle.gc.ca

    United States - WASHINGTON
    Embassy of Canada
    Address: 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 20001
    Tel.: (202) 682-1740
    Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 1-888-949-9993
    Fax: (202) 682-7738
    E-mail: wshdc.consul@international.gc.ca
    Website: www.washington.gc.ca

    While in United States of America, you will be able to phone to Canada through a Canadian operator by dialing a Canada-direct number: 1-800-646-0000. Public phones may require coins or a phone card.

    Make sure that your passport is valid for the duration of your stay.
    Many countries require that your passport be valid at least six months after the due date of your return.

    Bon voyage!