Travel Tips

The Student Travel Centre 60-Day Plan

Travel Medical Emergency, Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Insurance

  • Carry your travel insurance card with you at all times.
  • Leave photocopies of your travel documents (passport, birth certificate) with your family members at home and provide copies to your hosts at destination as well.
  • Find out what kind of travel documents you will need before you go!
  • Some countries may require that you have a valid passport to permit entry.
  • Some countries require that you obtain a travel visa or a visitor's permit prior to your arrival.
  • Get medical advice. You may want to look into necessary vaccinations before you go or find out whether you will have access to certain medications you may require.
  • Know how to get in touch with a Canadian consular office in the country you are visiting.
  • Do not carry cash. Use the safe in the hotel to keep your cash, passport and traveller's cheques.
  • Do not leave baggage unattended.
  • Avoid taking any valuables with you.
  • Consume plenty of bottled water; dehydration is common during travelling.
  • If you have a medical emergency during your travel, contact us before consulting with a doctor or as soon as reasonably possible.
  • Some sports activities may not be covered. Please refer to your insurance booklet.

For current health care availability at your destination as well as any travel advisories issued by the Canadian government, consult the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Travel Reports website.

For vaccines before you travel, consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.