Hurricane season travel tips
- Check our Country travel advice and advisories page to see if it is safe to travel to your destination.
- Confirm travel arrangements prior to departure and ensure that your travel insurance allows for trip cancellation or interruption in the event of a hurricane.
- Ensure that detailed information is left with family or friends in Canada, including the name of the tour operator, flight details, hotel name, location, room number and telephone numbers, cruise ship details and itineraries.
- Ensure that emergency contact information is provided on page 4 of your passport and leave copies of all travel documents with someone in Canada.
- Sign up for the Registration of Canadians Abroad service, so that we can contact and assist you in case of an emergency.
- Monitor local news broadcasts and weather reports carefully, follow the advice of local authorities and tour operators and know how to contact the nearest Canadian government office.
- Obtain up-to-date weather forecasts for the region from the National Hurricane Center.
- Visit the website of the Canadian Hurricane Centre for recommendations on hurricane preparedness.
- Carry contact details for our Emergency Watch and Response Centre, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accepts collect calls (where available) from Canadians requiring assistance abroad (tel.: 613-996-8885, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Consular servicesConsular services
Visit our page on consular services.
Tel.: 1-800-267-6788 (in Canada and the U.S.) or 613-944-6788
TTY: 1-800-394-3472 (in Canada and the U.S.) or 613-944-1310
Tel.: 613-996-8885 (call collect from abroad where available)
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Country travel advice and advisories
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