Travel Health Risks:

Visiting friends & relatives

All of the information on this page can be downloaded as a handout.

Travel Risks

Safe food & water

Good hygiene!

Other risks

  • COVID-19 infection
  • parasites
  • civil unrest
  • motor vehicle accidents
  • natural disasters

Safety precautions!

Travel with Children

  • no previous immunity
  • higher risk of getting sick
  • higher risk of complications
  • different ages, different risks

Travel preparation

  • understand your risks
  • plan far in advance
  • visit a qualified travel health professional
  • travel clinics
  • buy travel health insurance
  • wait until baby is 6-9 months old if possible

COVID-19 and travel

  • be vaccinated
  • check your destination requirements
  • print and have documents with you
  • things change, check regularly
  • check Government of Canada’s requirements before coming back


  • Don’t assume that you are protected
  • See a qualified travel health professional
  • Book a travel appointment


HealthLink Alberta 811

For any general health questions, please call 811 Health Link.
– 24/7, free, confidential
– Interpretation available.
– baby care advice and classes

Interpretation services at Alberta Health Services

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– Ask a staff
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All of the information found on this page can be downloaded as a handout. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Disclaimer: This material is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified health professional. This material is intended for general information only and is provided on an “as is”, “where is” basis. Although reasonable efforts were made to confirm the accuracy of the information, Alberta Health Services does not make any representation or warranty, express, implied or statutory, as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, applicability or fitness for a particular purpose of such information. Alberta Health Services expressly disclaims all liability for the use of these materials, and for any claims, actions, demands or suits arising from such use. Last updated January 2023.