FAQ

Find answers to some frequently asked questions regarding travel tips, travel vaccines and resources and more to help you travel often and safely.

What should I bring to the appointment?
  • Detailed information about your trip such as the specific country, city/cities and the duration of your stay in each city.
  • A list of any medications you are taking
  • Any immunization records you may have. If you do not have your immunization record, ask your family physician.
  • Your health card.
  • Any information about your private health insurance (if applicable). We do not do direct billing for insurance, this is so you will be able to contact your insurance company to check your coverage.
What happens at the appointment?

Step 1: You will be asked to fill out a form about your health and the trip you are planning.

Step 2: One of our travel specialists will review this form with you and talk to you about specific vaccinations and medications recommended/required for your travel.

Step 3: You will receive your vaccinations. After receiving your vaccinations we require you to stay in the clinic for 15 minutes for observation. Yellow Fever requires a 15-minutes stay

Are there any mandatory travel vaccines?

Yes, the following vaccines could be required depending on the country:

YELLOW FEVER : Amani Travel Health Clinic can provide you  with the International Certificate of Vaccination at your appointment.

MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE (against A, C, Y, W-135): Required for Hajj visit to Saudi Arabia.

Amani Travel health Clinic can provide you with a Certificate of Vaccination. (According to the CDC website Hajj visas cannot be issued without proof of meningococcal vaccination see http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/select-destinations/saudi-arabia-hajj-pilgrimage ).

What medical conditions could be aggravated by traveling?

If you have a chronic medical condition, carry a letter from your health care provider outlining your situation and required  medications. Find out if there are health care providers who speak your language in the area you’ll be visiting. Canadian consular officials can provide an up-to-date list of local registered physicians and health care facilities in your destination country. https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/publications/well-on-your-way

What are some resources I can find to prepare for safe travel?

International travellers should always be extra concerned about their health and safety. Here is essential information on travel health risks and preventive measures to keep you and your loved ones safe during your travels. Check the travel health and safety at https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety?_ga=1.194135083.70670169.1455904591

Can children travel alone?

We strongly recommend that Canadian children carry a consent letter if they are travelling abroad alone, with only one parent/guardian, with friends or relatives or with a group. For the purposes of this consent letter, a Canadian child is defined as anyone who is under the age of majority (18 or 19, depending on the province or territory of residence). You can find a recommended consent letter for children travelling abroad at https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/children/consent-letter