Sexual assault abroad

You can be sexually assaulted anywhere in the world

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 in 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:

You can be sexually assaulted at a resort

For further advice, see Physical assault abroad.

If you have been sexually assaulted abroad

Take the following steps as soon as possible:

Canadian consular 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. The Canadian government office abroad can give you a list of local lawyers.

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