Packing checklist


Carry-on bag

Check with your airline to find out which items you can bring onboard the plane, as certain items may be prohibited (e.g., liquids must not exceed a certain volume).

☐ Airplane tickets/boarding passes
☐ Passport
☐ Credit cards
☐ Driver's license
☐ Medic-Alert bracelet/card
☐ Health insurance certificate
☐ Certificate of vaccination (if applicable)
☐ Medical history summary (including your blood type and list of medications)
☐ Cell phone + charger
☐ Laptop/tablet + charger
☐ Earphones
☐ Plug adapters
☐ Spare glasses/contact lenses
☐ Sunglasses
☐ Travel pillow + blanket
☐ Travel guide
☐ Books and games
☐ Pen
☐ Change of clothes
☐ Gum

Checked baggage

Clothing

☐ Pajamas
☐ Slippers
☐ Socks
☐ Undergarments
☐ Sportswear
☐ Walking/running shoes
☐ Hat/cap
☐ Raincoat/windbreaker
☐ Formal wear
☐ Lint remover
☐ Jewellery/watch
☐ Belt
☐ Sandals
☐ Rain boots
☐ Bathing suit

Miscellaneous items

☐ Camera
☐ Flashlight
☐ Umbrella
☐ Beach bag
☐ Beach blanket & towel
☐ Beach toys
☐ Snorkeling or diving gear
☐ Laundry detergent
☐ Mini sewing kit
☐ Lock
☐ Books, magazines
☐ Drawing/colouring supplies
☐ Deck of cards/board games

Toiletries

☐ Toothbrush + toothpaste
☐ Mouthwash
☐ Dental floss
☐ Denture supplies
☐ Hair brush and hair accessories
☐ Mousse/gel/hairspray
☐ Hair dryer
☐ Shampoo/conditioner
☐ Soap
☐ Deodorant or antiperspirant
☐ Moisturizer
☐ Cotton swabs
☐ Sunscreen (body/lips)
☐ DEET or icaridin insect repellent
☐ Eyeglass cleaner
☐ Contact lens solution
☐ Make-up
☐ Make-up remover
☐ Nail file/nail clipper
☐ Razor & shaving cream
☐ Condoms
☐ Sanitary pads/tampons/menstrual cup
☐ Bug net
☐ Batteries for hearing aids

First aid kit

☐ Elastic bandage
☐ Dressings, adhesive tape and safety pins
☐ Adhesive bandages
☐ Butterfly closures
☐ Gauze pads
☐ Instant cold packs
☐ Antibiotic ointment (e.g., Polysporin)
☐ Zinc oxide ointment
☐ Tweezers
☐ Pocket knife/scissors
☐ Thermometer

Medication

☐  Prescription medication
Over-the-counter productsIndication
☐  Analgesics/anti-inflammatories (e.g., Tylenol, Advil) Fever or pain
☐  Antacids (e.g., Tums, Zantac) Heartburn
☐  Antidiarrheals (e.g., Imodium) Diarrhea
☐  Topical antifungal (e.g., Canesten) Fungal (yeast) infections
☐  Antihistamines (e.g., Benadryl, Reactine) Allergy, rash
☐  Antinausea medication (e.g., Gravol) Nausea
☐  Decongestants Congestion, cold
☐  Mild laxatives Constipation
☐  Cold sore ointment (e.g., Abreva) Treatment of cold sores
☐  Rehydration salts (e.g., Gastrolyte) Diarrhea
☐  Adrenalin (e.g., Epipen) Severe allergies

Visit a travel health clinic for your vaccinations if you are going to a destination where certain vaccines are recommended or required. If you wish to bring certain medications with you, such as drugs that protect against malaria, diarrhea or altitude sickness, speak to your health care provider.

In preparation for your trip

☐  Buy a cell phone plan for travel abroad
☐  Obtain your travel visa (if required)
☐  Purchase travel insurance
☐  Obtain an international driver's license (if required)
☐  Make a copy of your passport
☐  Buy foreign currency (e.g., Euros, US dollars) for use in your destination country

For more information:

Essential Information for Canadians Abroad

www.travel.gc.ca/travelling

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