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Could I catch monkeypox while travelling?

Everything you need to know about monkeypox

 
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Should I get tested for covid before flying?

Wondering if it is compulsory to get a covid test before your flight? Read on

 
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Can I travel if I have an allergy?

Advice for travellers with allergies

 
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Safer cruise vacations

Can you protect yourself from covid on a cruise ship?

 
A bed with a mosquito net for malaria avoidance

Do I need antimalarials for my trip?

Easy steps to avoid malaria while travelling

 
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What are enhanced health precautions?

Understanding the new travel health advisories

 
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Two new travel health clinics in Toronto

We are launching two new travel clinics in Toronto amidst recent changes to The Government of Canada’s travel advisories.

 
RecentlyRecovered

Travellers who have recently recovered from covid

How do you prove you are covid negative after a recent infection?

 
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Organizing a video covid test for travel

It’s so easy to get an appointment for a remote supervised covid test

 
NewsArticleAvoidOmicronatAirport

Steps to avoid omicron at the airport

Traveling by air but worried about what it’s like at the airport? We’ve got you covered

 
NewsArticleGetTestedforFlight

Get tested for covid ahead of a flight

How to prepare for air travel during the pandemic

 
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Omicron: flying safely during the coronavirus pandemic

What steps can you take to protect yourself and others from the omicron variant while you fly?

 
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Testing for Covid-19 before travelling

The best way to get a reliable coronavirus test for travelling

 
What is hepatitis B

What is hepatitis B?

Can you avoid hepatitis B while travelling?

 
Calgary Travel Clinic Expanding Private Covid Testing

Calgary Travel Clinic Expanding Private Covid Testing

Canadian Travel Clinics are expanding their Private Covid Testing to all major cities in Canada

 
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Travel and mobility problems

Travelling with a wheelchair, a walking frame or a broken leg is achievable if you plan ahead

 
Ways to purify water while travelling

Ways to purify water while travelling

How do I make sure I drink safe water when abroad?

 
Covid-19 March 2021 Travel Advice

Covid-19: March 2021 Travel Advice

What should you do if you need to travel during the covid-19 pandemic?

 
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How to avoid hepatitis A while travelling

Hepatitis A is a food-borne virus that could ruin your holiday – but protecting yourself is simple with our guide

 
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Covid-19: February 2021 travel advice

Do you need to take a covid-19 test when you arrive in Canada?

 
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Travelling during pregnancy

How to stay safe and comfortable while travelling and pregnant

 
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How can I find out if I am allowed to travel outside Canada?

The rules about travelling outside Canada are changing all the time: where do you get correct information about going abroad?

 
Avoid respiratory illness while traveling

Avoid respiratory illness while traveling

How to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading respiratory diseases on a trip abroad

 
Traveling with medications

Traveling with medications

What precautions do you need to take if you are travelling with medications?

 
Emergency travel during the pandemic

Emergency travel during the pandemic

What to do when you need to travel last minute during covid-19

 
Travelling when you have diabetes

Travelling when you have diabetes

Don’t let worries about diabetes stop you from having a rewarding travel experience

 
Is air travel safe during the covid-19 pandemic

Is air travel safe during the covid-19 pandemic?

How you can stay safe while travelling by air

 
What to do if you get bitten by an animal on vacation

What to do if you get bitten by an animal on vacation

The next steps in protecting yourself from rabies

 
Should I get a tetanus booster

Should I get a tetanus booster?

Are you up-to-date with your tetanus shots?

 
Is Polio a risk in Canada

Is Polio a risk in Canada?

Protect yourself from this highly contagious disease

 
Do I need to get vaccinated against cholera

Do I need to get vaccinated against cholera?

Are you at risk from this potentially fatal bacterial infection?

 
Can I return to Canada during the covid-19 pandemic

Can I return to Canada during the covid-19 pandemic?

What will happen when I come back to Canada from abroad?

 
Should I get the MMR vaccines

Should I get the MMR vaccines?

MMR protects against three viral illnesses that can have devastating effects

 
What precautions should I take if I need to fly

What precautions should I take if I need to fly?

As pandemic restrictions start to lift destinations are opening up. How do you stay safe when flying?

 
Am I at risk from tick bites in Canada

Am I at risk from tick bites in Canada?

Protect yourself from Lyme disease by avoiding tick bites

 
Has Hajj been cancelled in 2020

Has Hajj been cancelled in 2020?

The status of the annual Islamic pilgrimage is in doubt in 2020

 
Do I need a rabies shot if I live in Canada

Do I need a rabies shot if I live in Canada?

You can catch rabies in Canada, but do you need a shot?

 
Can I travel outside Canada during the pandemic

Can I travel outside Canada during the pandemic?

Travel abroad is not forbidden, but the government advises strongly against it

 
When will Covid-19 pandemic end

When will Covid-19 pandemic end?

The importance of a vaccine to put an end to this pandemic has to be acknowledged

 
Why should I get health advice before travelling

Why should I get health advice before travelling?

Do you know the health risks at your destination?

 
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Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus-19)

How far are we from Covid-19 Vaccine?

 
Covid-19 is it safe to travel abroad

Covid-19: is it safe to travel abroad?

Why is the Canadian Government recommending against travel abroad?

 
Travelling to care for a sick relative

Travelling to care for a sick relative

How do you get ready to visit a sick relative abroad?

 
What is good respiratory etiquette

What is good respiratory etiquette?

As a precaution against COVID-19 you should practice good respiratory hygiene

 
Travel to remote areas

Travel to remote areas

What shots do I need for an adventure holiday?

 
Should I cancel my trip if there are bushfires at my destination

Should I cancel my trip if there are bushfires at my destination?

Don’t let wildfires ruin your health on holiday

 
What vaccines do I need for a trip to China

What vaccines do I need for a trip to China?

The Government of Canada urges you to avoid all non-essential travel to China.

 
Should I get vaccinated against measles

Should I get vaccinated against measles?

Measles is incredibly infectious and common in some parts of the world

 
Can I travel if Ive got asthma

Can I travel if I’ve got asthma?

Take steps to travel safely when you have asthma

 
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Where can I get reliable travel health advice?

There is so much information freely available about travel health – but which sources are best?

 
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What is my risk of getting meningococcal meningitis?

Meningitis can kill – are you at risk?

 
When should I get shots for my Christmas break

When should I get shots for my Christmas break?

Are you ready to travel during the holiday season?

 
Do I need a tetanus shot

Do I need a tetanus shot?

Do you know whether you need a tetanus booster?

 
What is polio

What is polio?

Are you protected from polio?

 
Needle phobia

Needle phobia

Don’t let fear of needles stop you getting your travel shots

 
Keep well when travelling for work

Keep well when travelling for work

4 steps to protect your health when working overseas?

 
Stay healthy during Hajj

Stay healthy during Hajj

What are the health requirements for pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia?

 
Can I avoid hepatitis on holiday

Can I avoid hepatitis on holiday?

Hepatitis is common worldwide but easily prevented

 
What is shingles

What is shingles?

Shingles is a painful skin condition that is vaccine preventable

 
Are you protected from insect-borne diseases

Are you protected from insect-borne diseases?

How can travellers avoid bug bites?

 
Look after your mental health while travelling

Look after your mental health while travelling

5 tips to improve mental wellbeing while on holiday

 
Prevent malaria

Prevent malaria

Malaria is a deadly tropical disease carried by mosquitoes

 
Catch-up vaccines

Catch-up vaccines

The normal Canadian vaccine schedule will protect you from dangerous illnesses like tetanus, measles and rubella

 
Avoid tuberculosis while travelling

Avoid tuberculosis while travelling

Protect yourself from respiratory illness

 
All you need to know about tick-borne encephalitis

All you need to know about tick-borne encephalitis

Simple tricks to protect yourself from tick-borne encephalitis

 
Travelling for a sporting event

Travelling for a sporting event

Should I get shots before travelling for a sporting event?

 
Do I need shots for the Canary Islands

Do I need shots for the Canary Islands?

How can I protect my health in the Canary Islands?

 
Protect yourself from polio while travelling

Protect yourself from polio while travelling

How do travellers avoid polio?

 
Last-minute travel shots

Last-minute travel shots

It’s not too late to get your travel shots

 
What vaccines do I need for Egypt

What vaccines do I need for Egypt?

Make your appointments now for Egypt travel shots

 
Headache lady who could be in the early stages of rabies, or just worried about an animal bite.

Should I get a rabies shot before I go on vacation?

Are you at risk from rabies while travelling?

 
What shots do I need for travelling over Christmas

What shots do I need for travelling over Christmas?

If you’re spending Christmas in the sun, now is the perfect time to get travel health advice

 
Are Harry and Meghan worried about Zika

Are Harry and Meghan worried about Zika?

Why everyone should always try to avoid mosquito bites

 
Are you aware of meningococcal meningitis

Are you aware of meningococcal meningitis?

It’s hard to avoid exposure to this deadly respiratory disease

 
Are you ready for your Caribbean holiday

Are you ready for your Caribbean holiday?

Use our travel health checklist ahead of your holiday in the sun

 
A healthy trip to Mexico

A healthy trip to Mexico

How can I protect my health when I go to Mexico?

 
A yellow fever certificate

How to avoid yellow fever

A few simple steps to protect yourself from a tropical disease

 
Stay well while studying abroad

Stay well while studying abroad

Are you ready for studying abroad?

 
Ready for your gap year

Ready for your gap year?

Travel health on your gap year

 
Shots for a safari holiday

Shots for a safari holiday

What travel vaccines do I need for a trip to Africa?

 
All about tetanus shots

All about tetanus shots

Which travellers need tetanus vaccinations?

 
Travel health during the Hajj

Travel health during the Hajj

What vaccinations should I get for going to Mecca?

 
Do I need antimalarials

Do I need antimalarials?

Malaria prophylaxis is your first line of defence against a deadly disease

 
Travel vaccines for children

Travel vaccines for children

What shots will my children need when we go away?

 
Booster vaccines

Booster vaccines

Are all your boosters up to date?

 
Hepatitis A and typhoid

Hepatitis A and typhoid

Why should I get vaccinated against hepatitis A and typhoid?

 
Why do I need travel insurance

Why do I need travel insurance?

Could your family afford to pay for your medical evacuation?

 
Am I at risk of Japanese encephalitis

Am I at risk of Japanese encephalitis?

Protect yourself from this potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

 
Should I get a hepatitis B shot

Should I get a hepatitis B shot?

Which travellers need protection from the viral liver infection hepatitis B?