With the recent political situation in Canada, fully vaccinated travellers are at risk of catching and spreading Canadian measles, as well as other forms of infectious disease. The infectious disease is spread through direct contact, such as touching an object that has been infected or by breathing in infected air. Therefore, it is important to protect yourself and your family while travelling to Canada. It is recommended that you carry an immunization record when travelling to Canada and that you also bring this record with you if asked during the traveller verification process at the customs or airport in Canada. You can find more information on travel vaccines and other important information on traveller resources on the Health Canada website.
Until recently, there was no requirement to enter Canada via an airport. However, following the recent outbreak of measles in Canada and the advisories by the World Health Organization, airports are now beginning to implement measures to enforce immigration laws related to health issues. Immigration laws in Canada require that people arriving to Canada have received a diagnosis from a qualified medical doctor or health care worker that confirms that the individual is infectious with a disease that could cause serious illness and infection if exposed. In light of this requirement, all travelers must now obtain a visa before travelling to Canada. These measures are in place to prevent the spread of infectious diseases that could harm the general population.
There are strict rules and regulations regarding travel to Canada and those rules and regulations are now being enforced more stringently than ever before. Before you enter Canada, you will need to obtain an immunization record that certifies you as a safe traveller so that you can enter the country. If you do not have a record, you will need to arrange one before travelling to Canada. Even though there are no requirements to provide proof of immunization to enter the country, it is advised that Canadian citizens do so for two reasons.
First, it helps to ensure that you are protected against contagious diseases while travelling to Canada. It is important to note that all members of your travelling party must have received a confirmed dose of vaccine recommended by the Canadian authorities and their countries of origin. In addition, if you are travelling to Canada via a foreign airport, you will need to present documentation proving that you have obtained the required immunization. This is the same for all passengers travelling through a private Canadian flight.
To comply with the recent Canadian legislation regarding travel restrictions, you must always carry a valid passport when visiting Canada. Canadian passport offices are now being visited by citizens of other countries who are trying to reach Canada. They are now required to have a valid visa in order to enter the country. There are three types of visitor visas that are applicable to Canadian residents travelling abroad. These are the Express Entry, Skilled Worker Visa and the Economic Country Visa.
You must also be aware of the laws pertaining to your health while travelling to Canada. For instance, if you are from a country that has a disease epidemic currently active, you could face suspension or restriction to leave the country until the situation is resolved. As well, if you are bringing elderly relatives into Canada (including children and parents), the disease diagnosed in that country might prevent them from arriving. Therefore, it is important to obtain an immunization or quarantine plan that will cover your entire extended family and includes your parents and grandparents. If you have special needs, contact a specialized organization that is authorized to represent the interests of any member of your extended family or group.
As well, you must know that there are some specific circumstances that may require you to apply for an immigrant visa. For example, if you are a permanent resident and want to bring your spouse and certain family members into Canada; you will need to apply for a visa before departure. Similarly, if you are a Canadian citizen with a limited or non-permanent status and wish to bring into Canada your spouse and certain family members; you will have to apply for an immigrant visa. In addition, if you are a Canadian citizen who is applying to join or remain in another country and wish to bring into Canada your spouse and certain family members; you will also need to apply for an immigrant visa. In these cases, the type of visa you are applying for will depend on the type of visa you are applying for.
Finally, you should remember that the number one reason for being refused entry to Canada is overstaying in the country. Therefore, if you are going to bring someone in, make sure that they will return once their visa has been granted. Furthermore, you may be charged with criminal offences, which could include drug possession, trafficking or manufacturing or importing drugs, breaking and entering, or any other serious offence related to criminal conduct. It is better to be safe than sorry when traveling to Canada.