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Safety standards abroad

Safety standards abroad

Find out more before you go!
Standards of safety, hygiene and medical care in foreign countries may not be the same as in Canada. These differences could have serious consequences for your health, complicating your access to medical care abroad.

The Government of Canada has created a brochure entitled “A good start”, available at the following address:

Before you leave, you should find out about the health risks in the country or countries you plan to visit, your own risk of contracting a disease, and the measures you can take to prevent illness and injury. If you feel ill, postpone your departure to avoid taking the plane or boat in this condition. You are responsible for your own health, safety and accident prevention, so take the necessary steps before, during and after your stay abroad!

Register with the Registration Service for Canadians Abroad
A free service that could save your life
If you travel or live abroad, register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service. This will enable you to be reached in the event of an emergency abroad, such as an earthquake or civil unrest, or to be informed of any emergency in Canada.
Register online, by mail, fax or in person. For more information, call 1-800-267-6788 (in Canada and the U.S.) or 613-944-6788.

Source: Government of Canada