Yesterday I gave the information on an official travel advisory issued by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advising against Canadians traveling in the northern border region between Mexico and the United States. When an official travel advisory is issued there are several things to consider for any travel to the area or country noted in the travel advisory. It is best to avoid traveling to the area or country noted if at all possible. Some considerations:
- You are putting yourself at risk for personal harm possibly resulting in death.
- You may be detained and denied the rights and freedoms you take for granted in Canada.
- You are putting your personal belongings including your personal identification at risk.
- Once an official travel advisory has been issued any out of country insurance you may have becomes null and void. That means you have no emergency medical health coverage and if your personal effects or vehicle are stolen you will not be covered under your vehicle insurance policy.
- If your personal identification is stolen you may have considerable troubles getting back into Canada as well as any countries you may have to travel through to get back into Canada.
- The Government of Canada may not be able to help you.