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New Brunswick Travel Guide

New Brunswick — Visas and Vaccinations

Visitors from the United States do not need a visa to enter New Brunswick, but must carry a passport; visa requirements for other nationalities can be found at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp. Traffic delays are fairly rare, but not unheard of, at border crossings between New Brunswick and the United States.

Health and Safety

More safety threats lurk within New Brunswick’s isolated interior than any of the province’s cities. Moose and deer crossings are not uncommon on New Brunswick highways, especially when the sun rises and sets. Motorists may be asked at any time to stop at one of the police Checkstops throughout the province. The Bay of Fundy’s unusually high tides bring special risks to swimmers, while jellyfish are the Northumberland Strait’s most dangerous creatures. Black bears occasionally roam in New Brunswick’s national and provincial parks.

Visitors are highly unlikely to encounter wildlife in Moncton, Saint John, or Fredericton, all of which are very safe and relatively small cities. As long as visitors take the same precautions and use the same common sense they would in larger cities, they should be safe from crime. Saint John’s South End next to downtown has a bad reputation, but visitors will be fine in the Uptown area, which contains most of the city’s hotels.

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