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During your stay

Once there, stay alert as you could be exposed to other diseases for which no vaccines or preventive treatments are available.

Zika Virus
Mosquito protection is essential in certain regions of the country. Women who are pregnant and couples trying to conceive should take appropriate measures while travelling, and for several months after their return.

Assistance abroad

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

The Canadian Government has several offices abroad that can provide you with various services when faced with a medical emergency, including:

  • Providing you with names of doctors and health care facilities.
  • Visiting you in the hospital and providing translation/interpretation services.
  • Arranging for a medical evacuation if you require treatment that is not available in the area (note: costs for this service will not be covered by the government but areusually covered by your travel insurance).

If you need any help while travelling, contact:

Emergency services

Dial 911 for emergency assistance.

Consular services

Washington - Embassy of Canada
  • 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 20001
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (202) 682-7738
Atlanta - Consulate General of Canada
  • 1175 Peachtree Street N.E., Suite 1700, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 30361
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (404) 532-2050
Boston - Consulate General of Canada
  • 3 Copley Place, Suite 400, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 02116
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (617) 247-5190
Chicago - Consulate General of Canada
  • Two Prudential Plaza, 180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 60601
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (312) 616-1877
Dallas - Consulate General of Canada
  • 500 N. Akard Street, Suite 2900, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 75201
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (214) 922-9815
Denver - Consulate General of Canada
  • 1625 Broadway, Suite 2600, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., 80202
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (303) 626-0681
Detroit - Consulate General of Canada
  • 600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1100, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., 48243-1798
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (313) 446-4746
Honolulu - Consulate General of Australia
  • Penthouse Suite, 1000 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A., 96813-4299
  • 1-844-880-6519
Los Angeles - Consulate General of Canada
  • 550 South Hope Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 90071-2327
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (213) 346-2747
Miami - Consulate General of Canada
  • 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1600, Miami, Florida, U.S.A., 33131
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (305) 374-6774
Minneapolis - Consulate General of Canada
  • 701 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., 55415-1899
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (612) 332-4061
New York - Consulate General of Canada
  • 466 Lexington Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, New York, U.S.A., 10017
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (212) 596-1666/1790
San Francisco - Consulate General of Canada
  • 580 California Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 94104
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (415) 834-3189
Seattle - Consulate General of Canada
  • 1501 4th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 98101
  • 1-844-880-6519
  • (206) 443-9662

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.

Recommended vaccines

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.

General vaccination and immunization
Vaccines, including diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and measles are part of Canada's routine immunization schedule. Check to make sure that you have been vaccinated and that you have received the required booster doses. Special recommendations may apply to poliomyelitis, refer to the specialized agencies.
When planning a trip, it is recommended that you consult official notices from the Canadian government and your travel destination. You may need to comply with entry requirements at your destination and upon your return to Canada. In addition, complete vaccination is recommended for most travellers. A vaccination certificate may be required.
Hepatitis A
Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.
Hepatitis B
Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.