Travel to Canada
Canada is a great destination for those travelling from North America. The winter seasons in Canada are mild, giving every traveller a wonderful chance to see the sights and experience the cultural heritage of this country. In addition, Canada offers a great opportunity for family-friendly holiday options, from sightseeing to fun family golfing. However, planning a family vacation or travel to Canada can be difficult. Luckily, many tips can help you plan your perfect trip with your family and make travelling to Canada stress-free.
In order to ensure that you will be able to enjoy your trip to Canada, it is important to receive the full immunization required for travel to Canada. For those travelling to Canada on business or pleasure, obtaining a three-year Canada Permanent Respiratory Program card (PRP) from the Canadian Immigration Services Centre (CIS) is required. In order to find out if you are eligible for a PRP, you must contact the immigration services in your country first. Due to the recent developments of the coronaviruses, we:
Are now changing the way you apply for entry into Canada. The new Immigration Insurance Regulations 2021 require that you: Be currently registered with the Canadian Immigration Services Centre (CIS) before travelling to Canada. Before travelling to Canada, you must provide the immigration authorities with all of the information necessary for processing your entry application. Failure to provide this information could result in delays and loss of your Permanent Respiratory Visa (PR). Once you are approved as a visitor, you must provide proof of citizenship, including a valid birth certificate.
Some of our friends overseas believe they can visit Canada without fulfilling the requirements. That’s not true. If you have not obtained a three-year Canadian Permanent Residence (IMM) and are travelling to Canada, you still must obtain a three-year International Health Insurance Card (IHC). International Health Insurance Cards is also needed for individuals travelling between countries that are in an area of frequent international travel, for instance, those who enter Canada by air, sea or land. In addition to health insurance, International Health Cards provides access to Canada’s public health system.
Travelling to Canada requires you to be vaccinated for some types of diseases. Some of these include diphtheria, meningitis, rabies, pertussis and hepatitis A. For those travelling to Canada on foot, there is also a security check. For those travelling by air, there is a drug test. Those who are applying for PRP, must provide documentary proof of immunization.
As for those who choose to visit Canada by boat, it is important to note that all travellers are required to have one year of visa status. There is a one-day waiting period starting from the date of your departure. It is also important to note that there is no automatic stay in Canada once you arrive. As long as you are within the ganglion area for rabies, you will be allowed to stay until your symptoms subside. Note that there are some un vaccines against meningitis and typhoid, but you must have them before travelling to Canada.
In terms of waiting times, both parties have reported very long waiting times at the points of entry. However, the Canadian government has taken measures to shorten waiting times at the different points of entry. This is due to the high volume of illegal crossings into the country. US citizens have reported long wait times at points of entry, especially at the points of entry for those traveling to Canada by foot. However, there are still differences between the US and Canadian immigration procedures.
There is currently no travel advisory for Canadian government authorities relating to travelling north from the US into Canada. The only precautionary measures that can be taken is to ensure that you have a valid passport when travelling between the two countries. You will also need to arrange for a molecular test upon entering Canada if you do not have a visa. In the case of travellers who do have a visa, the wait time for them at the land border crossings is three days or less. However, travellers must apply for their visa well in advance of their intended departure date. To avoid the possibility of being denied entry into Canada, it is highly recommended that you do so.