Foreign domestic airlines
Planes used by domestically owned and operated airline companies may be poorly maintained and may not meet International Civil Aviation Organization or other international safety standards. For more information, please consult the International Air Transport Association's registered airlines list, the European Commission's list of airlines banned within the European Union, and the United States Federal Aviation Administration's list of country aviation safety assessments.
Transportation accidents abroad
If you are involved in a transportation accident:
- Ensure that the appropriate authorities are advised, especially if medical attention is required.
- Make notes on the circumstances of the accident and, if possible, take photographs.
- Obtain the names and addresses of witnesses and others involved in the accident.
- Account for your belongings.
- Be prepared to provide information on your insurance.
- Have information available on any pre-existing medical conditions that could affect your treatment and know your blood type.
- If detained by police, make no statements until you consult a lawyer.
- Contact the nearest Canadian government office abroad for guidance and assistance.
- If possible, get in touch with family and friends in Canada and have them contact our Emergency Watch and Response Centre.
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