Coming to Canada: Guidelines for Visitors

By: Johnny Mangiante

A medical examination is required if you have resided for six or more consecutive months in a designated "red flagged" country/territory in the one year prior to your travel to Canada. Some of these countries include: fghanistan, Bahamas, Armenia, Brazil, Cambodia, Ethiopa, Guam, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, and Mexico. A complete list of "red-flagged" countries can be found on the Government of Canada web site.

B) Get acquainted with the laws regarding Canada's customs regulations. Here is a brief list of some items you are prohibited to bring into the country:

  • firearms and/or offensive weapons
  • drugs
  • certain fruits and/or plants that could contain harmful pests and diseases
  • meat

What about alcohol and tobacco?
As long as you meet the age requirements set by the province or territory you are visiting, you can bring up to 40 ounces of liquor, 52 ounces of wine, or 24 containers of beer.

You can also bring 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or cigarillos, 200 tobacco sticks, and 200 grams of manufactured tobacco.

How much money can I bring to Canada?
You can bring as much money as you like; however, you must report all imports and exports of currency and monetary instruments equal to or greater than $10,000 CAN.

For more details concerning customs regulations, call (204) 983-3500 or (506) 636-5064 or visit the Canadian Government's customs and borders site.

Once the details of your travel to Canada have been sorted out, you can relax. Arrive into Canada and have fun! Skate on the Rideau Canal, stroll through old Montreal, or ski down Whistler's mountain. Either wayBusiness Management Articles, you will surely enjoy your stay!

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