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Travel Checklist

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Travel checklist


Are you heading off on a summer holiday? If so, you’ll want to protect both your home and your health while you’re gone. Here are some key tasks to consider:

  • Talk to your neighbours. Tell your trusted neighbours when you will be leaving and returning. Also, provide them with your cell phone number or other contact information.
  • Stop mail and newspaper delivery.
  • Notify your bank that you’ll be out of Canada.
  • Keep the lights going. Use a timer to turn lights on and off at various points in the day.
  • Unplug your electronics. For example: televisions, PVR and DVD players, computers, small kitchen appliances and power bars.
  • Monitor your home with your smart phone. With an interactive home security system and a smart phone, you can monitor your home security and other alarm systems, such as smoke alarms, remotely.
  • Health care needs. You may have to supplement your provincial or territorial health insurance plan with travel health insurance.

Click here to download this handy to-do list in PDF format.

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