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If you are travelling internationally you should be aware that conditions in other countries, both natural and man-made, may be significantly different from those in Canada and may seriously affect health and personal security during travel. Standards of hygiene may be different. Food and water may be contaminated. The climate or environmental conditions may favour disease organisms which do not occur in Canada.
A little forethought and planning, and recognition that travel to other countries is not without hazards, can make all the difference between an enjoyable, problem-free travel experience, or an unpleasant experience or at worst a disaster. Health, safety, accident avoidance and security are your responsibility and should be considered both before and during travel.
Information about safety and security considerations during travel is provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Travel by phone at 1-800-267-6788 or through a fax retrieval service at 1-800-575-2500.
The following provides general health-related advice for the international travel. For your individual situation, you should consult a physician or travel medicine clinic for advice related to where you are travelling. A listing of travel medicine clinics in Canada is available from the Canadian Society for International Health.
General Travel Health Advice
Disease-related Travel Health Recommendations
Source: Health Canada