The Government of Canada updates their travel advisories on a daily basis, which is super important for potential travellers. After recent terrorist attacks in the Netherlands and New Zealand, Canada's newest travel advisories might come as a surprise. 

Travel advisories are issued simply as a suggestion to Canadian travellers to warn of potential risks and dangers associated with a certain country. All Canadians are free to travel where ever they want, despite the risks

But here are some warnings that are definitely worth knowing about.

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TL;DR  Canada has released updated travel advisories for the following 11 countries. Exercise caution if you'll be travelling to these regions in the coming weeks. 

United States

Advisories suggest that Canadian travellers should exercise normal security precautions when travelling to the U.S. Any non-essential travel to the Midwest should be careful to avoid flooding in certain areas.

There are also terrorism risks and advisories against non-essential travel to the U.S-Mexico border because of increased tensions. 

Latest update: March 19th 

Netherlands

Due to yesterday's attacks in Utrecht, the government has issued a travel advisory to the region due to elevated terror threats. Canadian travelers are advised to pay attention to Dutch news and authorities and to head to the nearest Canadian consulate if you need assistance. 

Latest update: March 19th 

New Zealand 

Again, because of recent terrorist attacks in Christchurch, the Canadian government has warned travelers to take precaution when travelling to the island nation. New Zealand is on high alert for terrorism and the local authorities are not taking any risks when it comes to potential travelers. 

Latest update: March 19th 

Australia

Canadian travellers in Australia should be aware that there is a tropical cyclone that is bound to make landfall in the Northern areas of the country. Much like a hurricane, these cyclones can be dangerous and potentially fatal if proper precautions aren't strictly followed. 

Latest update: March 19th

Russia

The Canadian government warns against any and all non-essential travel to border regions of Russia and to regions of Chechnya and Ukraine. With the heightened military presence, unexploded mines, and frequent ransom kidnappings avoid all travel to the area.

The Canadian Embassy in Moscow warns that their ability to provide assistance to Canadian travellers is extremely limited due to tensions and frequent disruptions of telephone service.

Latest update: March 19th

Indonesia 

Advisories warn that there is increased political unrest in the city of Papua and warns Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel to the city and its surrounding area. There is also a high risk of terrorism in some parts of the country as local militias are prone to bombings and kidnappings of foreign targets. 

Also, Indonesia is a prime spot for frequent seismic activity and monsoon rain during the rainy season, which is ending in April. 

Latest update: March 19th

Egypt

Canada warns against any non-essential travel to Egypt, save for the coastal resorts where travellers need to exercise a high degree of caution. Due to security concerns and increasing military presence, the ability of the Canadian Embassy is severely limited. Travellers to Egypt are advised to hire a local guide from reputable agencies. 

Latest update: March 19th

Malawi 

The government warns people to be highly cautious when travelling to Malawi because of flooding and heavy rains during the spring. There's severe flooding in the southernmost parts of the country. 

Latest update: March 19th

Mozambique 

The Canadian government warns of unstable security situations across certain provinces in Mozambique because of clashes between rebel and military groups. As for the rest of the country, Mozambique's coastal regions were recently affected by a huge cyclone that brought severe flooding to the area. 

Latest update: March 19th

Senegal

Canadians should exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Senegal due to civil unrest and the potential to contract Zika virus. Pregnant women and those who are planning to be should avoid all travel to Senegal. 

Latest update: March 19th

Zimbabwe

Eastern Zimbabwe was also affected by the same cyclone that hit Mozambique, bringing severe flooding and damage into some cities. There has been a disruption of nearly all public services, so Canadians should stay vigilant if they need to travel to Zimbabwe. 

Latest update: March 19th

MTL Blog will keep you updated of any and all travel advisories! 

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