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Repeat NJT Travellers

You already know all the information on this page. But you'll need this, the NJT traveller record. You need to save this document on your computer so you can fill it out.
NJT traveller record

Option 1: "Save As"

  • Click on the form name. It will open in a new browser window.
  • Immediately save it (go to "File" and select "Save As" in the dropdown menu). For the name of file, please use your travel date and your name. For example: January 1, 2011 John Smith).
  • Save it in a file folder where you can find it again (or save it onto your desktop).
  • Fill out the form.
  • Be sure to save it again once you fill out all your information.

Option 2: "Save Target As"

  • Right-click on the form name.
  • You will get a list of options. Select "Save Target As" (the fourth item in the list) and save it to your computer. For the name of file, please use your travel date and your name. For example: January 1, 2011 Jane Doe).
  • Save it in a file folder where you can find it again (or save it onto your desktop).
  • Fill out the form.
  • Be sure to save it again once you fill out all your information.

Even if you have taken a suitcase before, some repeat travellers may want this information. This document opens in Word, so a new window opens.
Info sheet for NJT suitcase travellers

New NJT Travellers

If you've never taken an NJT suitcase before, keep reading to find important information you need to know.

We rely on tourists, medical missions, faith missionaries, community developers, and business travellers to transport the suitcases to medical facilities in countries in need.

One suitcase is sent with each volunteer tourist, medical practitioner, or business traveller. The suitcase is delivered by the traveller or picked up by the intended recipient.

Copies of a letter signed by a Canadian doctor MAY be included in your suitcase (in English, French, and Spanish). The letter advises customs officials, if needed, that the traveller is transporting the medicine to a medical facility in the country of destination. This practice conforms to both Canadian and customs regulations of most countries to which Not Just Tourists delivers aid.

The traveller is asked to bring back one copy of the letter that has been signed by a doctor at the medical facility, confirming that the facility has received the humanitarian aid.

Travellers also sign an agreement form that says the tourist will:

  • not add or removing anything from the suitcase
  • deliver the suitcase to a contact physician or administrator
  • bring back the signed letter as proof of delivery
  • pay for any weight overage charges by the airline they travel with

How big are the suitcases?

Full suitcases normally range in weight from 5 to 10 kilograms. If you can't take a suitcase, we can give you a resealable plastic bag of medicine and supplies, that you can put in your suitcase or backpack. To see photos of filled suitcases and bags, go to the Take Medical Supplies section.

Travellers are cautioned that the suitcase of medicines will form part of their personal baggage weight allowance. Although some airlines are lenient, travellers will likely have to pay excess baggage fees if their total luggage exceeds the baggage weight limit.

Here is some additional information on airline waiver policies. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Check with your airline for the most up-to-date policies.

Information for Travellers with NJT Medical Supplies

The first time you take an NJT suitcase can be a bit daunting. It's a new experience, and, for some people, it may be their first time in a particular country.

We noticed that many people ask the same questions, so we have put together a list of those questions, and some helpful answers.

Even if you have taken a suitcase before, we ask that you read this information. This document opens in a new window.
Info sheet for NJT suitcase travellers

Travellers' Stories

Here are some stories from people who have taken NJT suitcases. These documents open in a new window.

Travellers' stories

Medical mission stories

Pick up the Medical Supplies

Please contact us by email or by phone to arrange to pick up a suitcase or plastic bag of medicine to take along with you.

Use the NJT traveller record

Speed up the process by filling out the "NJT traveller record" and email it to us, along with your inquiry about taking a suitcase. To email it, please see our Contact Us page for the NJT group nearest you.

You have to save the form to your computer and fill it out in Word. Then email it to the nearest NJT group.

To save the form to your computer, you have two options.

Option 1: "Save As"

  • Click on the form name. It will open in a new browser window.
  • Immediately save it (go to "File" and select "Save As" in the dropdown menu). For the name of file, please use your travel date and your name. For example: January 1, 2011 John Smith).
  • Save it in a file folder where you can find it again (or save it onto your desktop).
  • Fill out the form.
  • Be sure to save it again once you fill out all your information.

Option 2: "Save Target As"

  • Right-click on the form name.
  • You will get a list of options. Select "Save Target As" (the fourth item in the list) and save it to your computer. For the name of file, please use your travel date and your name. For example: January 1, 2011 Jane Doe).
  • Save it in a file folder where you can find it again (or save it onto your desktop).
  • Fill out the form.
  • Be sure to save it again once you fill out all your information.


If you don't have Microsoft Word, you can still print and copy Word documents, using Microsoft's Word Viewer. You can download it here.

Here's the NJT traveller form (this opens in a new window):
NJT traveller record

NOTE: Not Just Tourists Ottawa is no longer sending suitcases to Holguin, Cuba. We are still sending suitcases to most other places in Cuba and to other countries in need.


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