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Travelling Outside of Canada

Before making travel arrangements outside of Canada, travellers should check:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada travel reports and warnings

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada entry/exit visa requirements and transit visa requirements

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Registration of Canadians Abroad, a free service that keeps travellers connected to Canada in case of an emergency abroad, such as an earthquake, civil unrest or an emergency in Canada 

Public Health Agency of Canada travel health notices

Public Health Agency of Canada Canadian's guide to healthy travel abroad

Verify with the airline carrier their free baggage allowance. Pack smart is provided by the Canadian Air Transport Security authority provides information on how to make the pre-flight screening process as smooth as possible.


Canadian citizens travelling outside of Canada should verify the expiry date on their passport and ensure that the passport is valid while travelling.  Many countries require passports have a minimum of six moths validity. For passport information, see Passport Canada and Step-by-Step Guide.

For UBC travellers who are not Canadian citizens, contact the Consular or Embassy of the country of nationality.

UBC Exentended Health Benefits

If the traveller has UBC extended health with Sun Life Financial, emergency medical coverage is provided.  Verify extended health benefits by employee group.

Additional travel benefit coverage information is also available while travelling for work and travelling for leisure.

Immunization Requirements

Information on immunization requirements can be found at:

Public Health Agency of Canada

Vancouver  Coast Health Travel Clinic 

Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre - Kelowna Travel Clinic

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