April 2024 Canada’s Travel Advisory Updates for the Caribbean

April 2024 Canada’s Travel Advisory Updates for the Caribbean

The Canadian government has updated multiple travel advisories for the Caribbean region this month.

This time around, Canada brings advisories regarding violent crime, sexual abuse, and 2SLGBTQI+ harassment.

Most countries on this list fall under the “Exercise a high degree of caution” category, which means that travel to these countries is not banned but it’s also not encouraged.

Haiti – Avoid all travel

The government urges its citizens to “avoid all travel” to this nation or leave it at once if you are still there.

The political situation in Haiti has significantly deteriorated over the last few months with gangs controlling most of the country’s capital. The island is currently under a State of Emergency and curfew. 

If you decide to visit Haiti despite this advisory, you’re putting yourself at risk of being kidnapped and even murdered. 

Dominican Republic – Exercise a high degree of caution

Although crimes of opportunity are the major threat to tourists in the Dominican Republic, violent crime can also occur even in tourist hotspots and venues such as resorts, airports, beaches or public transportation. 

Canada has received multiple reports of items and money being stolen from all-inclusive resorts, hotels, checked baggage, and even carry-ons at airports, especially during departure.

To ensure a safer trip, make sure to book reputable accommodations with good security systems, keep electronic devices out of sight, verify your suitcases haven’t been tampered with before x-raying them at the airport, and don’t pack valuables on your checked luggage.

Honduras – Exercise a high degree of caution

Canada acknowledges that problems with criminality have improved since 2022. However, it’s still concerned about violent crimes happening more frequently than they should.

The government reminds us that Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world and that a significant number of locals carry firearms and even machetes, which are used to commit crimes. 

If in trouble, calling the police may not be the best bet because this institution has been infiltrated by gang members and lacks sources to ensure justice.

Jamaica – Exercise a high degree of caution

Easy access to firearms in Jamaica has resulted in locals committing multiple violent crimes in a large number of “traditional hot spots” or “high-risk communities.” 


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The post “Canada’s Latest Travel Advisory Updates For The Caribbean In April 2024” by Maria Valencia was published on 04/11/2024 by www.travelinglifestyle.net