Travel health

North America United States of America

Population
325,719,000
Capital
Washington
Currency
US dollar (USD)
Language(s)
English

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 this country. To prevent infection, mosquito precautions are recommended.
Lyme disease
Travellers who visit rural areas in endemic regions, particularly campers and backcountry enthusiasts, are at greater risk. These travellers should take protective measures to avoid insect bites.
Rabies
Vaccination is recommended for certain groups of travellers only. This includes people who will work in close contact with animals such as veterinarians, wildlife workers, spelunkers and adventure travellers.
Zika Virus
Mosquito precautions are essential in certain areas of the country only. Women who are pregnant or couples trying to conceive should take specific measures while traveling and for several months after returning from a Zika-affected area.
Chikungunya Virus
Mosquito precautions are recommended, at all times, in certain areas of the country.

Healthy Travelling

Prior to your departure, you may want to register for the "Registration of Canadians Abroad" service. This is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case of an emergency abroad or a personal emergency at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest. For more information, visist the Government of Canada Web site at travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration.

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 whole length of your trip.
Many countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months after your projected return date.

Bon voyage!

Recommended vaccines

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. The following 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.

Diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles
These vaccines are part of every Canadian's routine immunization schedule. Make sure that you have been vaccinated and that you have received the required booster shots.
Hepatitis A
Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.
Hepatitis B
Low prevalence of carriers. Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.