Canadians are advised not to travel to these 12 countries
The Canadian Government has issued travel advisories for multiple countries, referring to numerous threats that have Canadian travellers at risk currently, such as Zika virus, terrorism threats, and extreme weather. Some destinations are under extreme alerts while others are only reminding travellers that there are dangerous situations abroad.
The Canadian government has issued advisories to Philippines, Chad, Barbados, Japan, Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Martinique, Saint Lucia, United States, Montserrat and Dominican Republic.
The government warns travellers not to travel to the Babuyan Islands in Philippines due to a super typhoon that’s currently in the area. There is also a travel advisory in Davao City, Sulu Archipelago and Southern Sulu Sea, as well as Mindanao Region, due to kidnapping threats, piracy and terrorism.
The travel advisory set in place for Chad states that due to violent crimes and terrorist threats for Canadian travellers. The advisory also includes avoiding travel within 30 kilometres of the country’s borders.
Barbados has Zika virus warning and, also advised that women who are looking to become pregnant or are pregnant should avoid traveling to Barbados.
Canadian travellers are being warned about Japan for multiple reasons, including crime, females being harassed on transit, spiked food and drinks, and fraud. There are also reminders about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant and tension with North Korea.
Canadian travellers are being told not to travel to Guadeloupe. The group of islands is currently being affected by Tropical Storm Isaac. Similar to Barbados, the dual-island nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis currently have been found to have Zika virus present. Pregnant Canadian travellers should avoid as well as those who wish to become pregnant soon.
Enjoying the sandy beaches of Antigua and Barbuda comes with the risk of contracting the Zika virus. If Canadian travellers are pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant in the near future they should avoid traveling to this destination.
The French speaking island of Martinique is also under a complete travel ban due to extreme weather. The island is being affected by Tropical Storm Issac.
There is a general warning about travelling to Saint Lucia for Canadian travellers. Issues such as poor road conditions, limited medical supplies and unreliable transportation can cause dangerous for tourists.
Canadians are being warned about travelling to our neighbouring country America due to Hurricane Florence. Travellers need to beware of the extreme weather on the East Coast of the country currently sitting between both North and South Carolina.
The British island of Montserrat is currently under travel advisory due to the Zika virus also. Canadians who are pregnant or soon wish to be pregnant should avoid travel.
Like many other travel advisories those heading to the Dominican Republic should be warned of Zika virus. Those travelling who are pregnant or wish to soon become pregnant should avoid visiting the island.