Traveler's Checklist



• Pack a copy of Bon Voyage, But... and a copy of the Country Travel Report for your destination.


• Carry a Canadian passport that is valid well beyond the date of your anticipated return to Canada; keep a copy of the identification page separate from the original.


• Leave copies of your passport identification page, itinerary, and insurance policy with friends or family.


• Obtain any required visas well in advance.


• Arrange for supplemental travel health insurance.


Anticipate financial needs, such as local currency and departure tax.


Take care of health needs: vaccinations, prescriptions, medical certificates, supplies, extra eyeglasses.


• Check whether dual citizenship is an issue for you.


• Sign up for the Registration of Canadians Abroad service.


• Carry an Emergency Contact Card with the coordinates of the nearest Canadian government office in your destination country.


• Obtain an International Driving Permit, if required.