Back to articles Planning a Winter Getaway...Review this Safety Checklist First

Categories: Family Fun

Durham Regional Police Services have provided us with a quick checklist to help us prepare for a fun and safe holiday.
Checklist When Traveling Abroad    
  • Have a valid Canadian passport. Some countries require that your passport be valid for six months beyond your date of entry.
  • Verify whether your destination country or countries require a visa for entry.
  • Find out whether you or any members of your family are considered nationals of the country you plan to visit.
  • Buy the most medical and travel insurance that you can afford.
  • Arrange supplementary health insurance and travel insurance.
  • Carry proof of insurance coverage and give a copy to someone at home.
  • DO NOT leave Canada without supplementary medical insurance. Ask your travel agent, your financial institution or your physician for options.
Canadian Office:
  • Know the address of the nearest Canadian government office in your destination country.
  • Provide a relative or friend with a detailed copy of your itinerary.
  • If there are changes while you are abroad, make sure that they are informed of the changes.
  • Make arrangements for how you'll get additional funds if needed.
  • Foreign travel is often more expensive than people plan for. Plan and budget.
  • Keep the original receipts for any purchases you make, as well as your hotel bill, rental car agreement and any medical bills.
  • Before you leave, learn about the country you plan to visit.
  • Consult the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade about your destination.
  • Get any vaccinations that are required.

  Provide by Durham Regional Police Service