Canada issues travel advisories for India and Pakistan due to threat of terrorist attacks

Feb 27 2019, 3:40 pm

The Government of Canada has issued travel advisories for India and Pakistan.

According to the India advisory, travellers should exercise “a high degree of caution in India due to a continuing threat of terrorist attacks throughout the country at all times.”

The advisory also warns to avoid all non-essential travel to parts of Northeastern India, and to avoid all travel to areas near the western border with Bangladesh, and Jammu and Kashmir.

In response, Air Canada has suspended all flights to India, due to the closure of the Pakistani air space.

Canadians are also advised to avoid all travel in areas bordering Pakistan.

The advisory for Pakistan asks to avoid non-essential travel to the country.

“The security situation is unpredictable. There is a threat of terrorist attacks, kidnapping and sectarian violence,” reads the advisory, which also states that travellers to avoid all travel to Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad.

“The decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad,” states the government. “We take the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously and provide credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to enable you to make well-informed decisions regarding your travel abroad.”

All of Canada’s travel advisories are listed on the government’s website.