Are You Travelling to Canada? Learn About the Importance of Being Immunized
Travel is the movement of humans between different geographic locations. Travel can either be one-way or round trip, and is done either by foot, bike, car, train, plane, boat or any other mode, with or without extra luggage. A typical travel itinerary includes at least two daytime stops, where the traveler can explore the local area, and may find food or souvenirs at convenient stores. Some travelers also choose to camp out in local camping sites, pay a visit to an attraction, shop for souvenirs and fill up their day with sightseeing.
Traveling during the month of November to mid-November is considered peak travel season, although travel during other months is available throughout the year. Travelers from western countries arrive in Canada on travelling holidays during this month as there are no airlines operating to the east coast. There are however a few air services that fly to Vancouver Island, one of the most populated areas on the West Coast. Other than airline travel, taxis and cabs are the only other ways of travel between points west. Travelers heading for the cities of Vancouver and Seattle may use either transit or a rented car. Buses and subways operate between points west and could take a day or more depending on traffic.
The first two weeks of November are considered high season when it comes to traveling. This is because many foreign travelers are vacationing in other parts of Canada, especially in British Columbia, Washington state, or Mexico. In addition, many of the foreign tourists who travel to this part of the world in summer months, are still unfamiliar with the country’s culture and social etiquette. Most foreign travelers staying in hotels in Vancouver do not want to break free of their routines so they book accommodations in off-peak times.
By doing pre-travel research, a person can avoid many common mistakes made when traveling. One of the biggest mistakes made by travelers is acquiring a passport that does not meet their needs. Foreign passports have restrictions placed upon them according to the type of travel that they are undertaking. Passports from foreign countries differ in terms of size, number of pages, etc. The type of travel that a traveler is undertaking may also restrict the amount of currency that can be taken with them.
Quarantine stations were established in cities around the United States during the 1800s as a method of controlling contagious diseases. These quarantine stations were strictly enforced and allowed only persons of legal age to be admitted into the premises. Quarantine stations are still in effect today except for New York City, which has relaxed its travel restrictions. In spite of quarantine rules, there is still some incidences of people traveling to Canada with the intent to acquire contagious diseases. This is why it is important to be aware of all travel restrictions and requirements before traveling to Canada.
Before traveling, ensure that you have an updated passport. It is also important to acquire and carry your copy of the International Health Regulations (oha) and the World Health Organization (WHO) schedule virus booklet. These two documents to prove your immunization status and provide evidence of a completed Quarantine visit.