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Official Government Information on Travel Advisories

Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and avoid all cruise ship travel until further notice.

As foreign governments implement strict travel restrictions and as fewer international transportation options are available, you may have difficulty returning to Canada or may have to remain abroad for an indeterminate period.

If you choose to travel despite these advisories, be aware that commercial airspace closures and movement restrictions can occur without warning and could prevent your return to Canada. The Government of Canada is not planning additional facilitated flights to bring Canadians home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are outside of Canada:

  • you may have difficulty obtaining essential products and services
  • you may face strict movement restrictions and quarantines
  • your insurance may not cover your travel or medical expenses
  • we may have limited capacity to offer you consular services.

If you are currently outside Canada or you are returning home, see COVID-19 safety and security advice for Canadians abroad.

If you need financial help to return to Canada, see COVID-19: Financial help for Canadians outside Canada.

Travel Advice and Advisories by Canadian Tourism Department

Canadians can enter Europe From July 1

On Tuesday, Canada  was listed among 14 countries whose travellers will be allowed to enter Europe starting July 1.

The announcement, which was  Forshawdowed last week  European diplomats, comes as daily infections of the Novel Coronavirus in Canada continue to see a general decline.

The ease in travel restrictions applies to countries such as Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. The United States, however, joined other large countries like Brazil, Russia and India that didn’t make the cut due to a large number of COVID-19  infections

Despite there being a strict advisory to “avoid all non-essential travel” outside of the country, Canadians are essentially allowed to come and go as they wish.

However, all travellers will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon return.

According to a press release issued by the EU on Tuesday, the decision to ease travel restrictions only comes as a recommendation, and is “not a legally binding instrument.”

This means that member states still get the final say on their own travel restrictions, but the 31 European countries have all agreed to begin lifting said restrictions starting Wednesday.

Similar to the travel rules in each European country, public health and treatment for the coronavirus will differ.

According to Canada’s travel and COVID-19 guideline, Canadians should avoid contact with others and follow local public health information on how to seek help should they contract the disease.

Canada’s guideline also recommends checking with insurance providers or making sure that you would be covered medically in the event you need treatment outside the country.

Canadians with coronavirus symptoms can still return to Canada by land, rail or sea but cannot fly back via air.

Canadians are also urged to contact Canada’s local consular office in the event they need help abroad.

Canada on Tuesday also extended its ban on all non-essential international travellers who aren’t Canadian citizens, permanent residents or U.S. residents.

“To protect Canadians and to ease the potential burden non-essential travellers could place on our health care system and its frontline workers, the CBSA has implemented travel restrictions across all ports of entry in all modes of transportation – land, sea, air and rail. All travel of an optional or discretionary nature, including tourism and recreation, is covered by these measures,” read a statement from a Canadian Border Services Agency spokesperson.

“This order is an extension of the previous order and is in effect for ALL foreign nationals. There is no separate provision for EU travellers.”

The extension of the ban means that Canadians would technically be allowed to travel to the EU, whereas European residents would not be able to travel to Canada unless deemed essential.
A separate order banning all non-essential travel between Canada and the United States was also extended earlier this month until at least July 21.
News Reporting By Daniel Christ.
CURRENT STATUS

Travel Destinations Where Canadians Don’t Require a Visa

As travellers, we don’t realize how lucky we are to have the Canadian citizenship. Holding a Canadian passport opens up many borders. Your passport acts as your “Open Sesame!” formula for your adventures around the globe. Canadians can visit a total of 101 countries without requiring a visa. This comes to no surprises since the Canadian passport ranks in the top 5 most powerful passports in the world.

THE CANADIAN PASSPORT IS THE “COOLEST” IN THE WORLD

National patriotism aside, the new Canadian passport, launched in 2015, has made a name for itself when compared to all the other countries’ travel document. At first glance, under the natural light, it might look pretty unoriginal. However, sharing the chameleon’s ability to change shades rapidly, it bursts with fluorescent colours when you hold it under a black light. You will witness a spectacle of fireworks, stars, a full moon, maple leaves and many more elements illustrating the history of Canada. It’s not so ordinary anymore! Above all, your passport will let you travel … and explore over half of the world visa-free. With your beloved passport, you are allowed to visit all of the following countries without requiring a visa upon arrival:
Vast open spaces, unique to our neck of the woods, are ideal for road trips! For a stay of up to six months, you won’t need a visa to visit the US. This should give you ample time to explore, from the breathtaking national parks of the West to the iconic metropolis of the East Coast. Same goes for Mexico, where you get 180 days without a visa to travel the country.
Only a three to four-hour flight from Canada, the Caribbean Islands are the perfect escapade to work on your tan at a white-sand beach, dive in crystal-clear water and party the night away. Without a visa, you can go to: Antigua and Barbuda (1 month), the Bahamas (8 months), Barbados (6 months), Haiti (3 months), Dominica (6 months), Saint Martin (90 days), Jamaica (6 months), Grenada (3 months), Saint Kitts and Nevis (6 months), Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (1 month), Saint Lucia (6 weeks) as well as Trinidad and Tobago (90 days). To soak in the sun of the Dominican Republic, you won’t need a visa, but upon arrival, you will have to obtain a $10 US tourist card valid for 90 days.
Sexy Latin dances, beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, snow-capped mountains, lush rainforest and even glaciers… Latin America is packed with adventures that won’t leave you bored. In Central America, you can visit without a visa: Belize (30 days), Costa Rica (90 days), Guatemala (90 days), Honduras (3 months), Nicaragua (90 days), Panama (180 days) and El Salvador (3 months). In South America, the countries you can visit without a visa are: Argentina (90 days, but reciprocity fees may apply before entering the country), Bolivia (90 days), Chile (90 days), Ecuador (90 days), Guyana (3 months), Uruguay (3 months), Venezuela (90 days) and Peru (183 days).
Searching for the best combination of delicious food, history and cultural diversity? Look no further and head straight to Europe. Within a few hours’ drive you can find yourself in another country, with a new spoken language and different customs. It is possible to enter the Schengen zone without a visa for a maximum of 90 days during a 180 days’ period. The 26 countries of the Schengen zone are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. You can also travel without a visa to Albania (90 days), Montenegro (90 days), Macedonia (90 days), Moldova (90 days), Monaco (90 days), Croatia (90 days), Ireland (90 days), Serbia (90 days) and United Kingdom (6 months). Some countries such as Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine will let you enter for 90 days without a visa during a 180 days’ period. San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world, welcomes Canadians for a period of 10 days without a visa. Belarus doesn’t require a visa for Canadian travellers.
An interesting mix of tradition and modernity, Asia attracts more and more Canadian tourists. The countries which don’t require a visa are: Indonesia (30 days), Japan (90 days), Malaysia (3 months), Philippines (30 days), Brunei (14 days), Singapore (30 days), Thailand (30 days), Georgia (365 days), Israel (3 months), Kazakhstan (30 days), South Korea (6 months), Kyrgyz Republic (60 days) and Mongolia (30 days).
You dream of a place where you can stop time to enjoy life to the fullest? You won’t be able to resist the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean, home to some of the most beautiful archipelago in the world. Coconut trees and the sweet melody of the ukulele will make you fall in love with the blissfulness of the Pacific Islands. You can stay, without a visa, in Fiji (4 months), Kiribati (30 days), Micronesia (30 days), New Zealand (90 days), Vanuatu (30 days), New Caledonia (90 days) and French Polynesia (90 days).
Travelling through Africa is not a holiday … it’s an adventure! Africa, part wild and part modern, will seduce you with its intensity, its cultural diversity, its animal kingdom and its natural treasures. Without a visa, you can explore Morocco (3 months), Tunisia (4 months), South Africa (90 days), Lesotho (14 days), Swaziland (30 days), Botswana (90 days), Namibia (3 months), The Gambia (90 days), Mauritius (90 days), São Tomé and Principe (15 days) and Senegal (90 days).

WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER COUNTRIES?

As a Canadian, there are many other countries which we have not listed, that can still be explored. You just need to make some research prior to your departure to make sure that you apply for the necessary visa or that you have all the documents required to get it on arrival. In any case, here are a few things to keep in mind:

TO VALIDATE BEFORE YOUR TRIP

Regardless of the destination you choose, remember that, as a general rule, your passport must be valid for no less than six months after your departure date. Additionally, you will need to make sure you have at least two empty pages left in your passport for stamps or visas. Some countries might also ask for a proof of onward travel, like a return ticket if you are flying. In some cases, it can be required that you show proof of sufficient funds.

TO REMEMBER BEFORE LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Once you’ve discovered every hidden gem of a country and been on countless adventures, you need to prepare your exit strategy. Some countries require you to pay an airport tax or a departure tax. Occasionally, this tax will be included in the price of your flight but in other cases, it is advisable to keep a few extra dollars in order to pay for it when you leave. You can never be too prepared! To make your life easier, consult the most up-to-date information on the country you plan to visit from the Government of Canada website: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations (entry/exit requirements).

BEST TIME TO VISIT YOUR FAVOURITE DESTINATION ?

whats the best time to visit North America ?

he USA has varied seasons in each of its regions, but in general, the best time to visit the USA during Spring and Fall, however Summer months from May to September are considered the peak time for tourists to visit the country.
December and January, when everything is still green from the rains, but the sky is clear. If you want to avoid the crowds, I recommend traveling during “shoulder” periods, near the end or beginning of the rainy season, when the weather is still pretty good.
The best time to visit Cuba is from December to May, during the dry season, when you can expect dry, sunny days and plenty of blue skies. Cuba has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons. The dry season (December to May) sees warm, sunny days, with daytime temperatures of 26°C-31°C and 19°C-21°C at night.
The best time to visit Mexico is during the dry season between December and April, when there is virtually no rain. The coolest months are between December and February, although temperatures can still reach averages of 28℃ during the dry season. The wet season begins in the south in May and lasts until October.
summer months are most favoured time to visit. The best time to visit Canada is from September through November. The weather has cooled down but is still comfortable and changing fall foliage provides a beautiful backdrop for a vacation.

whats the best time to visit Africa?

The best time to visit South Africa’s parks is from May to September. This is the Dry season and animals congregate around waterholes and rivers. As this is winter, mornings and nights are cold. May and September are wonderful because it is less cold and, especially in September, the wildlife viewing is excellent.
The best time to visit Uganda is during its two dry seasons: between December and February, and between June and August, when conditions are particularly good for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game spotting in national parks is also good at this time, as well as between February and March.
The best time to visit Tanzania is from July to October when the country is at its driest. This coincides with the migration river crossings, however, all the parks offer amazing wildlife sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense.
Tourists can travel to Egypt any time of the year. The best time to visit Egypt is during winter from October to April, when temperatures are lower. The most popular time for tourist is December and January. Tourism in Egypt is booming this time of the year so make sure you plan in advance.
The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny. Expect some of Africa’s best beaches, fresh seafood and long, sundrenched days on a Mauritius holiday. The island has a classic tropical climate with warm weather year-round.

Whats The Best Time To Visit Oceanic?​

Best Season to Visit New Zealand New Zealand in Summer – December to February. Travelling in summer has the advantage of the best overall weather. … New Zealand in Autumn (Fall) – March to May. … New Zealand in Winter – June to August. … New Zealand in Spring – September to November.
Overall, the best time to visit Fiji is from late October to early November when the cost of getting and staying here has not yet reached its peak. During this period, the weather is dry, settled and warm and the beaches and resorts are far less crowded as school is still in.
September to November & March to May are best time to visit Australia. Most of the tourists opt for these months to visit Australia. The weather during these seasons is neither too hot nor too cold that makes it perfect to have a walk around Australia

Whats The Best Time To Visit South America ?

We consider Argentina springtime (October to mid-December) and autumn (April to mid-June) to be the best times to visit Argentina, avoiding the tourist crowds and peak season prices. Read on for regional weather information split by North, Central and South Argentina.
Brazil’s summer is Dec-Mar, and winter Jun-Sep – but heat and humidity rise the further north you go. Overall, Sep-Oct is the best time to visit Brazil – avoiding major holiday periods, the chilly southern winter and soggy season in the Pantanal – as well as enjoying cheaper prices.
Best time to visit Colombia. The best time to go to Colombia is in December to March, when the Andes are drier. September to October are the wettest months, but it’s all relative – the rainforest can be wet all year round, and the coast is seriously hot.

Whats The Best Time To Visit Europe ?

In Germany, the “tourist season” runs roughly from May through September. Summer has its advantages: the best weather, snow-free alpine trails, very long days (light until after 21:00), and the busiest schedule of tourist fun. Travel during “shoulder season” (spring and fall) is easier and can be a bit less expensive.
The best time to go to Italy: The best time to visit Italy is in the spring (April to June) or fall (September and October) when there is nice weather, moderate temperatures, fewer tourists, and lower prices. The summer months can be hot, crowded, and expensive.
The best time to visit Czech Republic is during spring (mid-March to mid May) and fall (September – mid November). This is when the crowds are just right, and the weather is consistently pleasant. The high season in Czech Republic is from June to August.
The best time to visit St. Petersburg weather-wise is late spring – early June. This is the season when the weather is the most convenient for long hours of sightseeing.
Best time to visit Serbia. The best time to visit Serbia is generally from March to May and then September to October, avoiding the heat of June, July and August.
The best time to visit Austria is during the shoulder months, in spring, between April – May, and in fall, between September – October. The weather is excellent for outdoor activities, and the crowd is sparser. The high tourist season between June – August sees excellent weather and sunny days.
The best time to visit Switzerland is during the shoulder seasons, between April and June, and September to October, when the weather is at best, and there aren’t too many tourists.
The summer months — July and August — are Iceland’s warmest, and have long been the most popular time to visit. And June, with its 24 hours of daylight, sees just about as many tourists as the peak of summer. But even during this season, bad weather (rain and intense winds) is not uncommon.
The best time to visit France is in the spring (April to June) or fall (September to November) when there are fewer tourists, lower prices, and moderate temperatures. The summer months can be hot, crowded, and expensive.
The best time to travel in Spain is spring and fall because that is when good weather occurs. The months of April, May, June, September, and October are very good for travel. Summer is quite hot, especially in inland cities like Seville, Cordoba, and Madrid.

Whats The Best Time To Visit Asia ?

The best time to visit Abu Dhabi is between April and May or from September to October. The spring and fall shoulder seasons yield pleasant weather, manageable crowds and reasonable hotel rates. For the best weather — not too hot and not to humid — you’ll want to visit in the wintertime (December through March).
The north-west is hilly and lush, and bags most of the country’s annual rainfall, especially in January. For cooler temperatures in the high teens, the best time to visit Jordan is March-May. Amman reaches a comfortable 32°C between June and September, while nights can drop below freezing from December to February.
The best time to visit Thailand is during the cool and dry season between November and early April, when temperatures range from 29℃ to 34℃. However, the climate varies throughout the country and you can visit all year round. In the south, the climate differs between the eastern and western coasts.
The best time to visit Malaysia is commonly between December to April. With spurts of rain here and there, the weather is hot and humid most of the time throughout the year. The tropical monsoon climate of Malaysia ensures short spells of rain even in the driest season, so make sure you carry an umbrella.
Although Singapore is a year-round destination, the best time to visit Singapore is from December to June. The months of February to April fall within Singapore’s dry season and is typically when the country has the least amount of rain, the lowest humidity, and the most sunshine.
The best months to visit Indonesia are May, June and September, during the shoulder months of the dry season (outside Maluku and Papua). You’ll get clear days but the islands won’t be as crowded or expensive as during peak season (July and August), nor as hot and humid so ideal for long hikes and cycle rides.
Best time to visit Turkey in 2020. We recommend traveling outside the peak months and try to go either in spring or early fall. In May and October you can benefit from smaller crowds while the weather is really good. Winters can get so cold in Turkey that the country is also a winter sports destination (for some).
Japan, while not especially large, is surprisingly vast. Frigid winters in Hokkaido make the subtropical islands of Okinawa seems worlds away. If you aren’t traveling to hit the ski slopes, the months from March to May and from September to November are generally considered the best times to visit the country.