Winter Holidays Vacations

Tromso, Norway If you still believe in the magic of Christmas and want to feel its natural, fairy-tale atmosphere, than you plan your winter holidays vacations in Tromso. Located in close proximity to the actual North Pole (or Arctic Circle), that is the place where the liquid-green aurora borealis illuminate the nighttime sky, where you […]

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What you can bring home to Canada.

When you return to Canada, you may qualify for a personal exemption, depending on the length of your absence. Your personal exemption allows you to bring goods of a certain value into Canada without paying duty and taxes. Effective June 1, 2012, Canadians returning to Canada will benefit from increases to personal exemption limits, expediting […]

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Conditions on your personal exemptions

Coming back home to Canada: Conditions on your personal exemptions Except for restricted items, you can bring back any amount of goods as long as you are willing to pay the duty and taxes and any provincial or territorial assessments that apply. This rule applies even if you do not qualify for a personal exemptions. […]

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Restrictions on things that you can bring to Canada

The importation of certain goods is restricted in Canada. Here are some examples of these goods. Make sure you have the information you require before attempting to import these items into Canada. Cultural property Some antiques or cultural objects considered to have historical significance to their country of origin cannot be brought into Canada without […]

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TRANSAT HOLIDAYS

TRANSAT HOLIDAYS – the Number 1 tour operator in Canada Transat Holidays is at the core of its parent company, Transat A.T., developing and marketing vacation products as well as flights to destinations in the South and Europe. Transat Holidays is the Number 1 tour operator in Canada. It works closely with an extensive network […]

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Travel advisories and insurance policies

No matter where in the world you intend to travel, make sure you check the Country Travel Advice and Advisories twice, once when you are planning your trip and again shortly before you leave. If a Travel Advisory is issued for your destination, after you make your travel arrangements but before or during your trip, […]

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What You Should Know About Travel Insurance

If you plan to go abroad, even on a day trip to the United States, you should purchase the best travel insurance you can afford before you leave Canada. Your travel insurance should include health, life and disability coverage that will help you avoid large expenses, such as the cost of hospitalization or medical treatment […]

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The ABC of Tourism – Dual citizenship

You are permitted by Canadian law to have more than one nationality. However, your Canadian citizenship may not be recognized in the country of your second citizenship, where authorities may prevent Canada from providing you with consular assistance. This situation is especially likely if you do not use your Canadian passport to enter the second […]

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Travelling with a same-sex spouse

Although same-sex marriages are legal in Canada, they are not recognized in many countries. Same-sex civil unions are more widely recognized. Attempting to enter another country as a same-sex married couple may result in refusal by local officials. In addition, homosexual activity is a criminal offence in certain countries and could result in a prison […]

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Children travelling abroad

All children need a valid Canadian passport to travel abroad. The practice of adding a child’s name to a parent’s passport is no longer permitted. Make sure you and/or your children also carry supporting identification, such as birth certificates, baptismal certificates, citizenship cards, records of landing or certificates of Indian status. Check with each destination […]

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