Category - South America


Colombia: advisory from Ottawa

Regional Advisory Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada advises against all travel to: – Most rural areas of Colombia due to the presence of illegal armed groups and the evolving security situation. The exceptions are some parts of the coffee-growing area southwest of Bogotá (Risaralda, Quindío and Caldas) and resort areas with established tourist industries, […]


Ecuador: Volcano Reventador: renewed activity

Napo, Orellana and Sucumbios Provinces – The Ecuadorean National Risk Control Agency issues an orange alert in the immediate areas around the Reventador volcano due to renewed volcanic activity. The local authorities advise visitors not to attempt to climb the volcano. Ash fall from Reventador volcano has the potential to affect flight operations around Quito […]


Argentina: entry/exit requirements updated

Passport Canadians must present a passport to visit Argentina, which must be valid for the expected duration of their stay in that country. Upon entry into and exit from Argentina, all passengers, regardless of their citizenship, are submitted to biometrics checks, such as digital fingerprints and a digital photograph at the immigration counter. A reciprocity […]


Ecuador: Tungurahua volcano activity

Tungurahua, located approximately 120 kilometres south of Quito, intermittently emits ash, mud flows and gas. On February 2, 2014, an ash plume up to 10 kilometers high was expulsed from Tungurahua. Ash fall has been reported in Riobamba, Ambato, southern Quito and Mejía district (Valle de los Chillos). The Secretaria Nacional de Riesgo has declared […]


Chile Earthquake

5.3 Earthquake, 45km NE of San Martin, Argentina Print the Alert Send via Email Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 8 hours agoLocation: 37 miles (59 km) NE of San Juan, … Show more Posted 7 hours ago ? U.S. Geological Survey An earthquake with magnitude 5.3 occurred near San Juan, Argentina at 08:38:07.20 UTC […]


Venezuela: new entry law: travel insurance mandatory

From Australia government for Australian citizens: This Advice was last issued on Wednesday, 08 January 2014. It contains new information in the Summary and under Entry and exit (entry laws have been changed: foreign visitors must be able to show they are covered by travel insurance). We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high […]