Once there, stay alert as you could be exposed to other diseases for which no vaccines or preventive treatments are available.
It is recommended that travellers purchase a travel insurance policy that includes a 24-hour emergency assistance service to help them access care and coordinate payment. Be sureto have your insurance company’s phone number with you at all times.
It is also recommended that you sign up for the “Registration of Canadians Abroad” service. This is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case ofan emergency abroad or at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest. For more information, visit theGovernment of Canada website at:travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration.
The Canadian Government has several offices abroad that can provide you with various services when faced with a medical emergency, including:
If you need any help while travelling, contact:
Make sure that your passport is valid for the entire duration of your stay. Several countries also require travelers’ passports to be valid up to six months beyond the expectedreturn date.
Below is a list of immunizations (vaccines) and screenings recommended or required by local health authorities for Canadians travelling to this destination. Note that these aregeneral recommendations. For a personalized protection program adapted to your travelling and health needs, visit a Travel Health Clinic. If you need several vaccines, plan aheadand give yourself several weeks to complete the immunization schedule.