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.