Travel advice and safety during Hurricane Maria

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September 18, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement:

“In light of Hurricane Maria, which is expected to impact a number of countries in the Caribbean, Global Affairs Canada wants to remind Canadians of the importance of making safe travel arrangements.

“For up-to-date information on your destination, please check our Travel Advice and Advisories, monitor the news and follow the advice of local authorities.

“We also recommend that all Canadians who are travelling abroad register through the Global Affairs Canada Registration of Canadians Abroad service. This free service will allow the Government of Canada to notify you in case of an emergency abroad or during a natural disaster.

“Canadians should contact their loved ones who may be in harm’s way to ensure that they are aware of the latest recommendations. Travellers should also contact their friends and family at home to let them know they are safe.

“We are currently in contact with airlines to confirm their plans for Canadians travelling to the affected areas. Canadians requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the nearest Canadian government office or the Global Affairs Canada 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa, by collect phone call at +1 613 996 8885 or by email at sos@international.gc.ca.”

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