Foreign travel advice



The threat of wildfire has decreased in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta. Re-entry to the city began on 1 June though access to certain parts of the city remains restricted. For the latest information, visit the Alberta emergency website.

Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. However, the Canadian authorities have stated that until 29 September 2016, travellers who don’t have an eTA can still board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents (eg a valid passport). For more information about the eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website. See Entry requirements

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Severe snow storms are a regular occurrence during winter. Monitor local news and weather reports and visit Environment Canada. See Local Travel and Natural Disasters

Around 724,000 British nationals visit Canada each year. Most visits are trouble free.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.