Following is a list of resources that will help to answer your questions regarding travel advisories, immunizations and health risks, weather forecasts, sun and moon tables, world timetable, currency conversion, electrical requirements, maps, guidebooks and general trip information.
Most Governments maintain websites dedicated to providing their citizens with the most up-to-date travel information. The websites below publish online travel reports containing the most recent news as well as background information on every country.
- The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs
- Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau
- UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
IMMUNIZATIONS AND TRAVEL HEALTH ISSUES
It’s important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic.
We’ve provided links to a number of websites that contain excellent background information related to travel health issues. Nevertheless these websites are no substitute for a personal consultation with a qualified medical professional.
- U.S. National Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Health Canada’s Information for Travelers
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- MD Travel Health
- Foreign Commonwealth Office – Know Before You Go
- The Weather Channel for 10-day forecasts and historical temperature and precipitation averages for cities around the world.
- AccuWeather for extended forecasts for cities around the world.
SUN AND MOON RISE/SET TABLES
- Sun and Moon Rise/Set for times for the current year (U.S. cities only)
- Moon Phases for U.S. cities only
WORLD CLOCK AND TIME ZONES
- World Clock for the current local time for cities around the world
- Currency Conversion to convert the value of one currency into another for most of the world’s major currencies
- Electrical Power Around the World for voltages and frequencies and outlets, plugs and adapters
- Google Maps to view maps of countries and places around the world online
- Hard Copy Maps to purchase hard copy maps for countries around the world
- Moon Travel Guides offers more than 250 travel guidebooks to both U.S. and international destinations with expert travel advice, maps and trip ideas.
- Lonely Planet offers practical information, recommendations, best-value tips, maps, language guidance and health and safety advice.
- Fodor’s is a good source for hotel and restaurant ideas.
- Frommer’s is another good source for hotels, trip ideas, etc.
- Rough Guides are good general guidebooks for information about countries all around the world.
GENERAL COUNTRY INFORMATION
- The World Factbook for information about a country’s geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation and more.