With winter around the corner, it is time to start thinking about traveling to Canada. There are things you should know before you travel. Whether you have already been there or are planning a trip, read on to make sure you can get the most out of your visit to this North American country. Traveling north is not for the faint of heart and should be undertaken with proper preparations in mind. If you have never traveled to Canada, below are some tips for planning your trip.
– Know the rules of Canada and its border crossing points. The Government of Canada has issued guidelines and maps for crossing the country’s borders. Official website of the Government of Canada contains information regarding cross-border movements of goods and services. If you plan to travel to Canada: visit the US embassy’s web page concerning CO VID 19.
– Test your citizenship status in Canada. Before you set out, ensure that you are a Canadian citizen by obtaining a Canadian Passport. Canadian Passport contains a list of information about you that is protected by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). In case of any doubts, visit the embassy of the Canadian consulate in the respective country where you are going to pass through the land border crossings. For further information, you can contact them through toll free numbers and via email.
– Get yourself vaccinated against smallpox and polio. These diseases are highly contagious and highly infectious too. If you are not adequately vaccinated or if you get yourself infected with either of these diseases, you are liable to suffer serious consequences. Thus, go ahead and obtain Canada Health Insurance while travelling to Canada. You will have to pay some amount of money as premium for the same.
– Get yourself tested for warts and lice. Though these are very contagious, there are no significant symptoms for this disease. Therefore, if you come across a person who shows some weird symptoms of warts or lice, do not panic just yet. Rather, visit the nearest tourist attraction or health centre and have your body checked thoroughly. You may be required to get yourself fully vaccinated against these two diseases in order to enjoy safe and secure tourism in Canada.
– Get yourself checked out for mumps. Mumps are highly contagious but not dangerous. Hence, travellers testing negative should take precautions. A simple test to confirm if you have been infected with mumps is to touch the tip of your head to someone else’s head. If the virus is detected in that test, you need to get yourself treated immediately before you travel to Canada. Moreover, you will also be required to register yourself in the Canadian Anti-Vaccine Program.
– Another important thing that you should know is the fact that not all counties along the border have implemented quarantines. Many provinces along the border have not yet done so. Hence, you should be extra cautious when travelling to Canada especially if you do not intend to stay in the country for good. For instance, Ontario has not yet implemented a quarantine policy. In addition, Manitoba has not yet done so. Hence, if you intend to travel to Canada, you should keep this factor in mind.
There are other minor travel restrictions in Canada which you should also be aware of. For instance, when you cross the provincial border, you should first make sure that you have applied for and received the necessary health insurance. Then, you should pay the necessary fees to cross the provincial border. Finally, you should not be in possession of counterfeit Canadian currency or any money that does not belong to you.