Our tips can also help you if you travel outside the country. Remember, though, that Canadian standards and rules don't apply in other countries. In some places, travel is very accessible, but in many other places it is not.
A reminder: You will need a passport. It is an essential document for international travel, but in some countries you may also need a visa, health certificate, and proof of vaccination.
If you use a service animal, you should ask ahead about whether you might need an international health certificate and proof of vaccination for the animal. It is recommended to always carry certification for your service animal.
If you are taking along any medication, ask about how it will be handled at security checkpoints.
Note: Some products sold over the counter in Canadian drug stores require prescriptions in other countries, including the United States. You may not be able to bring your medication into the country without a prescription.
Ask before you go what you can and cannot take with you. You can get information from your travel agency or transportation company, from the governments of the countries you visit, and from travel publications and Web sites.