In reaction to the recent tragic incidents in certain regions of the world, many countries imposed travel restrictions to Canada. In Canada, there have been no major issues reported since the restrictions were implemented. However, tourists should still be on alert for sudden changes in the Canadian immigration laws. The potential risks involved when traveling to Canada include not having the right identification when entering the country, being removed from Canada without valid reasons and the possibility of becoming a victim of criminal activity. For these reasons, travelers should be well aware of the potential restrictions before leaving for Canada.
To protect Canadians from any potential outbreak of CO Vid 19, the Government of Canada has implemented travel restrictions. Currently, until further notice, all Canadian citizens are prohibited from travelling to Canada except for officials or immediate family members. Additionally, those traveling to Canada by air, sea, or air must leave from their originating point to another destination in Canada. For those travelling between countries, they are required to obtain leave and enter Canada using either a temporary or permanent resident visa.
The travel advisory issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada advises against travelling to a country that is currently experiencing a large number of reported cases of SARS. This includes touring countries in Asia such as India and Thailand. In addition, travellers are advised to avoid travelling during any outbreak of Mumps. If a traveller does require going outside of Canada to be exposed to the risk of contracting Mumps, they are advised to wear a face mask and mosey on their return journey. There is also advice for travelling to Peru and to Mexico where the possibility of getting infected with Mumps exists.
While there is no current information on any new infectious diseases or contagious wildlife in Canada, travellers are reminded that travelling to any country should be done cautiously. Travelling while suffering from a medical condition may be restricted or prohibited. You should inform your Canadian Passport office immediately if you become ill or fall sick. There are some specific situations when a person may find their travels may be restricted or prohibited. These include the possibility of suffering an attack or illness while in an affected area, if you require specialized medical treatment, if you will be returning to Canada or if you need to quarantine yourself in order to protect your health while traveling to Canada.
In certain cases, foreign nationals may be permitted entry into Canada provided they meet specific requirements. Before travelling to Canada you should ensure you read up on all the entry requirements for Canada. You can do this online or by contacting the embassy or Consulate of the foreign national you intend to enter the country. There are many detailed and often difficult-to-understand regulations that you will need to become fully aware of. Lack of knowledge can result in you falling ill while attempting to travel to Canada – if this happens you will need to obtain medical assistance and you could find yourself in violation of the law.
It is illegal for a Canadian citizen not to have at least one year of permanent residency. In some cases, however, Canadians who are immigrating to Canada will not be able to qualify for permanent residency unless they have been physically present in Canada for three years. For those individuals that are permanently resident but require some kind of visa to enter Canada there are special permits that can be obtained. The most common type of visa available to non-permanent residents is the Temporary International Visitors Card.
Because of the potential for illness and the risk for infection, it is advised that once you have made the decision to travel to Canada you should make your trip a smooth one. You should prepare your itinerary for Canada so that you are aware of where you are going and what you will be doing. You should also arrange for a passport service and an airline or boat ticket for your trip. Canadian citizens over the age of eighteen who have acquired their Canadian citizenship are required by the government to obtain a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CPIR) from the Canadian immigration authorities. The CIR is needed to prove that you meet all the entry requirements necessary to travel to Canada as a permanent resident.
Once you have received your C IR, you should obtain an immunization record. This includes a personal record, which will include a description of your date of birth, passport, and any other documents that have been issued by the Canadian government. You should also apply for a health examination from the Canadian Immunization Centre. The health examination will verify that you have received all of the vaccines recommended for you by the provincial health ministry. Finally, you should register with a port of entry to Canada before you set out to travel to Canada to ensure that your entry has been completed successfully.