Travel warning from Ottawa: Bahamas (certain areas)

OFFICIAL WARNING: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against non-essential travel to the central and northwestern Bahamas as well as to the Ragged Islands in the southeastern Bahamas.

The U.S. National Hurricane Centre in Miami is issuing advisories for hurricane Sandy. As changes to the forecast and local conditions are continuous, Canadians should visit the U.S. National Hurricane Center for the latest updates.

Canadians residing in or travelling to the affected areas should monitor local news and weather reports, follow the advice of local authorities, and contact their travel agent or tour operator to determine whether the situation will disrupt travel arrangements. Canadians seeking emergency consular assistance in the area should contact the Consulate of Canada in Nassau, or the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa (see Section 5 below).

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION RECOMMENDATION: We offer a registration service for all Canadians travelling or living abroad. This service is provided so that we can contact and assist you in an emergency abroad, such as a natural disaster or civil unrest, or inform you of a family emergency at home. Registration can be done on-line or by contacting a Canadian government office abroad. For more information, see our FAQs on Registration of Canadians Abroad.