COVID-19 and hurricane season: Advice for Canadians abroad

From: Global Affairs Canada

Hurricane season has now started and will last until the end of November. Global Affairs Canada takes this opportunity to remind Canadians that the official advisory to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada is still in effect.

While a large number of Canadians who were travelling outside Canada have now returned home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some may have to remain abroad. Canadians abroad should be mindful of severe weather conditions, including hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones and monsoons, that could have a serious impact on their safety.

If you are currently abroad, or if you must travel despite the advisory, it is important to check our Travel Advice and Advisories to know if the region where you are located is prone to hurricanes. The most threatened areas are the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and the east and Gulf coasts of the United States.

If you have to remain in a hurricane-prone destination during hurricane season, the following advice could be especially helpful:

  • Stay informed of the latest regional weather forecasts.
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