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As monkeypox spreads globally, the Canadian government has issued a travel advisory for Canadians traveling overseas. The new Level 2 travel advisory suggests Canadians should practice enhanced health precautions following the emergence of monkeypox. 

The Canadian government released the travel advisory on June 7, 2022. 

The Full Details Of The Level 2 Travel Advisory 

According to the Canadian government, a Level 2 travel health notice “indicates an increased risk to travellers or certain groups of travellers (for example, pregnant women, campers, people visiting friends and relatives) and reminds them to practise enhanced health precautions.”

Canadian flag and Parliament buildings in Ottawa in the background

The Canadian government suggests all Canadians should follow these precautions:

  • Use personal protective equipment—such as masks—to minimize the spread of monkeypox
  • Delaying all travel until the risk is lower
  • Avoiding higher-risk activities 
  • Taking recommended vaccinations for some groups 
  • Washing hands at all times, especially after being in close contact with some people
  • Being careful if you’re attending mass gatherings or parties 
  • Being aware of any symptoms, such as a new rash 

The Canadian government has issued the advisory if you’re traveling to these destinations:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Toronto City Skyline, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian government says: “During your travel, you may be subject to procedures at your destination put in place to limit the spread of monkeypox, such as isolation, should you become infected. You may have limited access to timely and appropriate health care should you become ill, and may experience delays in returning home.”

“PHAC is working closely with international, provincial, and territorial health partners to gather information on this evolving issue. Further investigations are underway to determine the likely source of infection and to limit further onward spread.”

The Canadian government says you should see a healthcare professional if you develop symptoms when you’re traveling. In addition, if you have monkeypox symptoms during the flight: “tell the flight attendant before you land or the border services officer as you enter the country.”

What Is Monkeypox?

The Canadian government states: “Monkeypox is a disease that is caused by a virus. It is regularly found in parts of Central and West Africa, where it has been re-emerging in recent years”

They suggest monkeypox can spread in three ways:

  • From animals to humans
  • From person to person
  • Through direct contact with contaminated objects
Young Female Traveler Looking Concerned At The Airport While Wearing A Surgical Face Mask And Holding A Red European Passport, Covid 19 Pandemic

In addition, monkeypox can spread from person to person via close contact in the following ways:

  • Scabs or skin lesions (which may resemble chickenpox)
  • Body fluids or blood 
  • Mucosal surfaces (including eyes, mouth, throat, and rectum.)
  • Contaminated clothing or linens
  • Respiratory droplets (coughs and sneezes) may transmit the monkeypox virus, but scientists are still learning.

However, the Canadian government suggests that: “symptoms usually last between 14 and 28 days. Monkeypox is usually a mild, self-limited disease. In rare situations, people may become very sick and death may occur.”

They add: “Treatment for monkeypox is mainly supportive. Vaccines and medications for prevention and treatment are not commercially available at this time.”

Have Other Countries Issued Travel Advisories? 

The Canadian government isn’t the first nation to introduce a travel advisory for monkeypox. The United States issued a travel advisory due to monkeypox almost two weeks ago.

The CDC advises Americans to avoid:

  • Close contact with sick people, particularly those with skin or genital lesions.
  • Touching any dead or live wild animals, such as rats, squirrels, monkeys, and apes.
  • Handling all materials used by monkeypox-infected individuals as they could be contaminated.

We will keep you updated on how monkeypox may affect travelers going forward. 

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Travellux

Saturday 11th of June 2022

Not airborne & not even that dangerous. Masks do nothing. Hahaha. Oh Chnada you sad sad place.

R

Friday 10th of June 2022

Canada is an authoritarian country with a worse government than so called “third world” countries. Takes over 6 months to mail renew a passport/or you camp outside a govt office all night because the bureaucracy is incompetent + hours upon hours in line at airports inspecting vaxx passports. Incompetent and useless government trying to discourage people from leaving the dying borders of Canada

Tom P.

Saturday 11th of June 2022

@R,

Agree 100%

Bouh

Friday 10th of June 2022

Canada is sick, surely, but there is no big pharma remedy for its disease, as big phamar is at the source of it, it is called corruption.

I wish sometimes you guys start thinking your articles instead of simply reporting the crap out of msm and gouvernement.

Everyone is aware now, apart the traumatised one, the circus is over.

Travellux

Saturday 11th of June 2022

@Bouh, agree. No attention to this nonsense

Timon

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

I thought, listening the most people and mainstream news for the last 2 years, there was only one dangerous virus on this planet. The little flue.

If only everyone injected that magic experimental kwaxx, the virus would be defeated, and everything would become nice again.

But, it's turned out... there's a 2nd one too! What? Could there soon appear a 3rd one?

Or perhaps there're thousands of them on this planet, have always been and will always remain no matter what? What do those people think now?

covidvaxinfo

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

nobody cares about Monkeypox. Stop writing about it.