Canada : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid at least until the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include food. Products made from endangered species may require an export certificate.

Travel within the country: 

Traffic drives on the right, and car hire is available to all those aged 21 and over. Visitors can use a foreign driving licence if staying for less than three months. The wearing of seatbelts is compulsory. Road networks cover vast areas of the country.

Rail, bus and air services operate throughout the country. There are express rail services between main towns.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include diphtheria.

There were 16,588,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.