Physical assault abroad

Take precautions while travelling abroad

While you are planning your trip, find the information you need on the security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture of your destination at our Travel Advice and Advisories. This information will give you the knowledge and awareness you need to protect yourself and travel safe. In some countries, foreigners are targeted, so always be careful. Follow the same safety rules while you are travelling that you would at home, only more so:

If you are assaulted or threatened abroad

Canadian government officials abroad can:

If the offender is arrested

Depending on the local judicial system, legal proceedings may take much longer than in Canada and you may need a local lawyer. A Canadian government office abroad can provide you with a list of local lawyers.

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