The Travel Advice and Advisories are the Government of Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information. They give you important advice to help you to make informed decisions and to travel safely while you are abroad.
On December 31, 2019, a cluster of cases of pneumonia was reported in Wuhan, China, and the cause has been confirmed as a new coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans. This virus is now known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be modernizing the way NEXUS members are processed at Canadian airports. The existing NEXUS kiosks that use iris recognition technology will be replaced with new, modernized NEXUS kiosks that use facial verification technology. Explore
One ID introduces an opportunity for the passenger to further streamline their journey with a document-free process based on identity management and biometric recognition. Passengers will be able to identify themselves at each airport touchpoint through a simple biometric recognition. The objective is to achieve a truly interoperable system coordination between airports, airlines and governments. Explore
Statistics show that 60% of Canadians have a passport, compared to only 36% of our U.S. neighbours to the south and under 75% of the Brits and Aussies who are known for their international travel. There is more to this valuable little book than meets the eye. The way we use and view passports today has changed from years gone by when it was “nice” to have one just in case you had to prove your whereabouts or you forgot your driver’s license at the border. Now it is a powerful document loaded with information.Explore
Air Canada now has an application for excess baggage. Not a reason to add in a few extra pairs of shoes, the application process is for humanitarian purposes, including the transportation of live rescue cats and dogs.Explore
On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act and a number of supporting regulations and ministerial orders came into force, legalizing and strictly regulating the sale, possession and production of cannabis in Canada.Explore
Security is always changing, so read details online about the particular airport you are flying into or out of to insure you know what to expect. I was in too many airports to mention this past summer, and one airport in particular asked me to remove my watch…which was a first for me. Chatting with a woman in the same line, she said she’d been asked her to remove her earrings. As I travel often, I wear either open-toed sandals or slip on shoes and minimal jewellery; all my liquids are carefully measured in a clear zip lock bag.Explore
There are so many travel apps to choose from and no one wants to clog up their smartphone or tablet with too many icons of unused apps. I have chosen the top FREE apps to make your travel easier whether its planning a layover, getting help with public transportation or getting the most out of a road trip. I have sorted through the fluff to bring you my top 5! In this issue, we featuring the ones to help you navigate the airports.Explore