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Getting to Canada

Gathering restrictions

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, gathering restrictions vary by jurisdiction across Canada. Our Canada meetings map and chart provides up-to-date data information on local gathering guidelines. This information is currently only for domestic meetings and events in Canada. Click here to learn more.


Find out if you can travel to Canada

Global Affairs Canada has launched a new tool, Travel Wizard, to help Canadian citizens and foreign nationals determine if they can travel to Canada by answering a few simple questions. Find out more here.

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Coming to Canada to attend a meeting or convention? Here are some things you may want to know before travelling to make the most of your time here.

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Entry Requirements for Visitors to Canada

Start here for updated information on visa and passport requirements for U.S. and other international visitors to Canada.

Embassies & Consulates

Start here for an updated list of foreign embassies, consulates and international organizations with representation in Canada.

Emergency Services

Dial 9-1-1 for fire, ambulance and police emergency services in Canada.

Emergency Medical

Canadian hospitals will not refuse treatment for those requiring care, regardless of financial status or healthcare coverage. To avoid incurring costs of an emergency healthcare visit, all visitors planning a trip to Canada should ensure they have adequate coverage from their home healthcare provider.

Health Insurance

Visitors to Canada should obtain travellers' health insurance before leaving home. Most health insurance coverage does not extend outside the country of residence. Visitors requiring prescription medication should bring a copy of the prescription for renewal in Canada.


Visitors from abroad may withdraw Canadian currency from automated teller machines (ATMs) or convert foreign currency at local banks.


Visit How We Can Help for inspiration, impartial advice, ideas to inspire and excite attendees, itinerary suggestions, or bid assistance with your next Canadian event. 

Be sure to check out the Canada Meetings Blog where curated posts, practical advice and spotlight features help you make the most of meeting in Canada.

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Destination Canada Business Events helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit