Sickness or injury while travelling abroad

Many Canadians become ill and require medical assistance when they are outside of Canada.  If you get sick when you are travelling, here’s how to get help: Most major tourist hotels have in-house doctors who can provide medical care. Hotels can also arrange appointments with local physicians. If you need urgent care, the best option […]

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Common health concerns for travellers

Gastrointestinal illness By far, the most common traveller’s complaint is diarrhea. Travellers’ diarrhea is caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites found in local water supplies used for drinking, washing and preparing food. The most important treatment for diarrhea is to get water back into your body. Drink plenty of safe fluids (bottled water, diluted juices […]

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Food- and water-borne diseases while travelling

While some diseases can be prevented through immunization, others require extra precautions on your part to safeguard your health. You may need to take preventive medications and adjust your behaviour to reduce your risk. It’s wise to follow the precautions below, even if you’ve been vaccinated or are taking medications to prevent disease. NOTE: Hand […]

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Insect- and tick-borne disease while travelling

Many travel-related diseases, like dengue fever, malaria or tick-borne encephalitis, are transmitted by infected insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, fleas or flies. Be aware of peak biting times (e.g. daytime vs. night-time biting mosquitoes) and areas (e.g. indoor vs. outdoor, rural vs. urban) in which certain insects may appear. Scorpions and biting spiders can also […]

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Animal-borne diseases while travelling

You can become ill from animal bites, from contact with animal fluids or feces or by eating food made with or from contaminated animals, including meat, fish and dairy products. Rabies, brucellosis, leptospirosis and certain viral hemorrhagic fevers are all spread through contact with animals or animal products. Reduce your risk of infection by avoiding […]

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Flu viruses while travelling

Influenza viruses can spread easily among humans, birds and pigs. A few simple steps can help protect you and others from the flu: Get vaccinated. Wash your hands with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds, as often as possible. Practise proper cough and sneeze etiquette. Cover your mouth and nose with […]

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WESTJET: “Owners Care”

Canadians are not picky; they can carry a sandwich with them for a flight to pay less. However, it does not mean that they get less. In the WestJet company’s profile they say: “In fact, our entire corporate culture has been built around caring for you, our guests, by providing a world-class guest experience. It’s […]

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PETRA

“A Rose-Red City Half as Old as Time” The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value – as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man. Although much has […]

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BERMUDA: Pink Paradise

It is difficult to find a better way to spend your next vacation! Some of the most beautiful blue waters in the world surround Bermuda. The contrast of the pink sand beaches and rugged rocky coast paints a truly dazzling picture. Scuba divers can explore numerous wrecks and coral reefs in relatively shallow water (9–12m […]

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IGUAZU FALLS

One of the Things You Have to See Before You Die All Ontarians are spoilt with grander of Niagara Falls. However, legend says that upon seeing Iguazu Falls, the United States’ First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” To agree or disagree with her, one has to see the both. Taller than Niagara Falls, twice […]

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