February 11, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
In the coming weeks, many young Canadians will be travelling to sunny destinations to spend their spring break. The Government of Canada wants to encourage those travelling to be well-informed so that they can have a safe and enjoyable journey abroad.
It is important to remember the following:
- Before leaving Canada, check the Travel Advice and Advisories for in-depth information on your destination.
- Everyone, including healthy Canadians, should purchase the best travel insurance they can afford. Travel insurance should include health, life and disability coverage that will help travellers avoid incurring major expenses, such as the cost of hospitalization or medical treatment outside Canada.
- Register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to receive the latest updates in case of an emergency abroad or a personal emergency at home.
- Be aware of your surroundings and always stay with your friends. Note that there have been reports of alleged sexual assaults at tourist resorts carried out by resort staff and, in some cases, by other tourists.