7 countries with travel advisories issued by the Government of Canada

While Canada’s travel restrictions have become less stringent, that doesn’t mean Canadians can just get up and go wherever they please – at least not yet.

The Government of Canada has issued a series of travel advisories for Canadians to follow; alerting them to various destinations that travelers should avoid altogether or exercise extreme caution when visiting.

With threats involving violence, petty crime, terrorism and civil unrest, to name a few, it is best to check the current status of global travel advisories from various countries before booking this holiday. .

So, if you are planning a trip, it is best to avoid these seven countries for now.

China

As of May 17, 2022, the Government of Canada has issued a travel advisory for China, advising Canadians who choose to travel to China to “exercise a high degree of caution”.

This warning was put in place primarily because of the “risk of arbitrary application of local laws”. Due to spikes in COVID-19 cases, the Chinese government has implemented restrictive measures in Shanghai and other major cities in China.

These measures include locking residential complexes, schools, businesses and suspending public transport, the Canadian government has said.

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United Arab Emirates

The Government of Canada has issued a travel warning for the United Arab Emirates due to possible terrorism threats. While Canadians can still travel to the United Arab Emirates, the federal government is advising Canadians to do so with “extreme caution.”

In addition to regional tensions, Canada has made it clear that the United Arab Emirates is a target area for terrorist attacks. “Enhanced security measures are in place and the Emirati authorities may reinforce them at short notice,” the government said.

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Ecuador

As of April 30, 2022, the Government of Canada has issued a travel warning for Ecuador due to high levels of crime. The government has said Canadians wishing to travel to Ecuador should do so with “great caution with regional advisories”.

Canada warns against travel to northern provinces of Ecuador and avoids all travel with border regions of Colombia.

Violence and crime are also common in various parts of Ecuador, so much so that the president declared a 60-day state of emergency in Guayas, Manabí and Esmeraldas on April 29, 2022.

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India

As of May 13, 2022, Canada has issued a travel warning for India “due to the threat of terrorist attacks across the country”.

The federal government has warned Canadian travelers to avoid non-essential travel to parts of northeast India and to avoid all travel to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as well as areas borders with Pakistan.

According to the Indian government, “Maoist extremist insurgents, known as Naxalites, are responsible for the majority of terrorist attacks in India. These groups are usually based in rural and forested areas in areas of concern”, so it is best avoid these areas. during your visit.

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Peru

On April 27, 2022, the Government of Canada issued a travel warning for Peru due to “high levels of crime, as well as social unrest and strikes that may occur throughout the country.”

It is best to avoid non-essential travel to areas of Peru that border Colombia and Ecuador as well as areas such as the districts of Kimbiri, Pichari and Vilcabamba in the province of La Convención in the department of Cusco.

Fortunately for travelers venturing to Peru, Cuzco and Machu Pichu are not affected and are exempt from regional travel advisories.

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Belgium

Canada warns travelers to avoid Belgium due to terrorist threat. If Canadian tourists choose to travel to the European country, the federal government warns them to do so with “great caution.”

Petty crimes such as pickpocketing and purse snatching are also common, especially at popular tourist sites and on public transport.

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Turkey

On May 2, 2022, a travel warning was put in place by the Government of Canada for Turkey “due to the threat of terrorist attacks and the possibility of protests across the country”.

The government is warning travelers to avoid all travel to areas of Turkey that border Syria and to avoid non-essential travel to areas such as Batman, Bitlis, Hakkari, Kilis, Siirt and Mardin, to name a few. only a few.

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