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April 15, 2022
What is the Carnival de Rio de Janeiro and how do you prepare for it?

Ah, the Carnival in Brazil. If there's one thing that can be said for sure, it's that you're guaranteed an amazing time! With street parties and colorful parades going on all over the city, it's no wonder this annual event draws such a huge crowd. But if you're planning on joining the fun in... Read More

April 14, 2022
Stay safe when traveling to Rio de Janeiro

If you are traveling to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival 2022, you’re in the right place. We created a comprehensive guide to staying safe during Rio Carnival 2022. Read on to learn about health precautions you need to consider if you plan on attending this spectacular celebration in Brazil. 

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April 8, 2022
Recommended vaccinations for Ecuador

There's a lot to consider when planning a trip to Ecuador — from preparing for the climate to deciding where you'll stay and what you'll do. But two of the most important things to think about are your health and safety.

In this post, we'll go over the key immunizations you need for a... Read More

April 1, 2022
Vaccines needed to travel to Africa

If you're thinking of visiting Africa in 2022, make sure you're fully vaccinated and up-to-date on all the latest travel health advice. African countries can be hotspots for a variety of illnesses and diseases, so it's important to take precautions before you go.

Africa is the second... Read More

March 14, 2022
How can a travel medicine specialist improve your trip?

Traveling abroad can be an incredibly exciting experience: new cultures, new food, new beaches to relax on while sipping a cocktail. However, if you aren’t careful with your health, travel can also be a miserable ordeal. This is especially true if you’ll be visiting a developing country where... Read More

March 4, 2022
How do you prevent malaria

Malaria is one of the most common and deadly public health crises facing the world today.  Infections are caused by the plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted between human hosts by blood-drinking mosquitos. While cases have declined dramatically over... Read More

February 28, 2022
Canada and the US share the longest undefended border in the world.

As of today February 28, 2022, the Canadian government has expanded the options for COVID-19 testing to enter Canada.  Now, a PCR test or a Rapid Antigen test is acceptable for entry.

Canadian citizens or vaccinated foreign nationals are still required to show proof of a... Read More

January 18, 2022
The Beijing Winter Olympics are fast approaching

The Olympic Games have always been a unique opportunity for the world to come together on the same stage without regards to political or cultural differences (ideally). Amid a global pandemic, The Olympics live on, but the logistics of attending the Games have... Read More