Canada travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Canada with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Canada.

Heading north on the Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada © Reimar - Adobe Stock Image
Heading north on the Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada © Reimar - Adobe Stock Image

Canada travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Canada with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Canada - quick facts
Flight time 7 to 13.5 hours
Time difference UK -3.5 to -8 hours
Language(s) English, French
Currency Canadian Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Canada weather

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Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall

The Canada weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Ottawa.

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Canada travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Canada from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Canada.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Canada travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Canada with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Canada, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Canada covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Canada with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Canada travel features

Do you want to learn more about Canada? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Canada.

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Canada FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Canada including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Canada due to Covid-19?

Canada is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Canada.

Check out Public Health Agency of Canada for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Canada?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Canada. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Canada from the UK?

The flight time to Canada from the UK is typically 7 to 13.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Canada and the UK?

The time difference between Canada and the UK is UK time-3.5 to UK time-8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Canada?

The main languages spoken in Canada are English and French.

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What is the currency in Canada?

The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD).

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Which plugs are used in Canada?

Canada uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Canada?

They drive on the right side of the road in Canada.

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Do you need a visa for Canada?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Canada.

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