Category - Middle East


Egypt: Updated safety/security for Canadians

May 22: Latest updates: Risk level(s) – Removal of information on travel companies; Safety and security – Addition of recent attack on bus carrying tourists Safety and security The security situation in Egypt is unpredictable and certain regions of the country (for instance, North Sinai, Western Desert, etc.) are particularly volatile and should be avoided. […]


Iraq: warning to US citizens: Don’t travel to Iraq

The State Department ordered Wednesday the departure of non-emergency US government employees from Iraq amid increasing tensions with Iran and warned US citizens not to travel to the country, citing a “high risk for violence and kidnapping.” The announcement comes on the heels of an unannounced trip to Iraq by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]


US GOVT Travel Advisory: Crime, terrorism and kidnapping

Travel advisory pertains to the following countries: Lebanon, Nigeria, Turkey, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Haiti and Mali. Reconsider travel Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.


Cairo: Deadly fire at train station

At least 25 people were killed and 50 injured when a locomotive smashed through the buffer stop at Cairo’s main train station on Wednesday, causing an explosion and a fire, state television and witnesses said Twenty people were killed and 40 others injured in a fire at Egypt’s busiest railway station Wednesday morning, the country’s […]


Jordan: Balqa Governorate: explosion

AMMAN — Three people were killed and eight others were injured on Thursday in two consecutive explosions that took place in a deserted area in Wadi Al Azraq area of Balqa Governorate, 29km west of Amman. Two security officers were among the victims, while the third was a citizen who was working in the area […]


Yemen: Avoid All Travel: warning for Canadians

YEMEN – AVOID ALL TRAVEL Avoid all travel to Yemen, as the security situation has deteriorated significantly and foreigners are at extreme risk. Commercial means to exit the country are limited to departures from Aden and Seiyun. If you are currently in Yemen, seek safe shelter and remain there unless you can identify safe means […]