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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website
Consult the Canadian Border Services Agency
Canadian Embassies and Consulats Abroad
For Further Information
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
200 cigarettes
50 cigars or cigarillos
200 grams (7 ounces) of manufactured tobacco
200 sticks of tobacco
1.5 liter (53 imperial ounces) of wine
1.14 liter (40 ounces) of spirits
a total of 1.14 liter (40 ounces) of wine and spirits
24 bottles or cans of 355 ml (12 ounces) of beer or ale (maximum 8.5 liters).
No restrictions.
Foreign Currency
No restrictions.
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Over CAD 10,000.
Local Currency
No restrictions.
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Over CAD 10,000.
For further information, consult the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website.
How to Refund Consumption Tax
Visitors can obtain a refund for Goods and Services Tax and the Harmonized Sales Tax. Provincial Retail Sales Taxes are not refundable.
For further information, consult the Canada Revenue Agency website.
Other Requirements
You can consult the Canada Border Services Agency website.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for Canada are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
While there are no official requirements for vaccination, the following are strongly recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, chickenpox, influenza, measles, rabies, hepatitis A and B and poliomyelitis.
For Further Information
Canada Border Services Agency
The World Health Organization
Travel Health Advice
The Canadian government up-to-date travel health advice, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling to and from Canada can be verified at Travel and tourism website (Government of Canada’s official source of travel information).

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Safety Conditions

The crime rate in Canada is very low.
If you are visiting the large Canadian cities, as in all large cities, you should keep a close eye on your personal belongings.
Terrorist Risk
Low to medium. A systematic check on items at airports has been implemented since the attacks in England in 2005. Security at the American borders has increased vastly since 11 September 2001.
Risk of Natural Disaster
The most frequent risks are flooding, snow storms and forest fires in summer. There may be earthquakes and landslides in British Columbia and in the eastern part of Quebec.
For Further Information
Canada Safety Council

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