Canada has four travel advisory risk levels that can be applied to any country, territory or region. It’s important to know what they are and what the security conditions are for your specific travel destination.
Checking before you book, just before you leave and even after your departure means you’ll be well-informed about any important precautions that you should take.
The Canadian Government will often issue destination-specific travel advisories that provide valuable information that could affect your safety when you’re travelling abroad.
Advisories can be triggered for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to:
- Health emergencies like Zika, Ebola and most recently, COVID-19
- Terrorist threats
- Civil unrest or political instability
- War or military coups
- Natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, etc.