Have a question regarding the JSON travel advisory feed. Looking at the dates in the JSON file, there seems to be no new data since October 2016. Looks like October 7th is the date of the last update on record. I'm assuming here that the dates in the file correspond to when the given advisory was filed. Are these open feeds still maintained? If they are, what do the dates in the file represent?
Country Travel Advice and Advisories
This dataset provides continually updated official Government of Canada advice and information to help ensure the safety and well-being of Canadians travelling and living abroad, with a focus on the Security, Entry/Exit Requirements, Health, Laws & Culture, Natural Disasters & Climate, and Help Abroad of destinations around the world.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Global Affairs Canada
- Publisher - Organization Name at Publication: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
|Resource Name||Resource Type||Format||Language||Links|
|Country Travel Advice and Advisories indexed alphabetically||Dataset||JSON||English||Access|
|Country Travel Advice and Advisories indexed alphabetically||Dataset||JSON||French||Access|
|Country Travel Advice and Advisories indexed chronologically||Dataset||JSON||
Hi, I looked at the JSON and it seems outdated. For example the United-States data is dated Oct 2016 where as the website show data as of March 2017.
Hi, echoing the request above, would it be possible to include the details regarding regional advisories) in the data provided please? Thanks!
Hi Mike, thanks for your question. We have forwarded your comment to Global Affairs Canada, stay tuned for a response! Momin, Open Government team.
Mike, the data owner has notified to us that this dataset has been updated with the latest info available as of March 28,2017. Momin, the Open Government team.
Good day. Are there any updates on the historical data on Matt's and Michelle's requests, above? I work in the travel industry and I can't find the historical data anywhere on when a travel advisory was changed. I understand that it shows when and what was last updated, but I would like to see what was updated when. Ex: An "Avoid all non-essential travel" advisory is currently in effect for Egypt, but the page shows that it was last updated on December 6, 2016 - but it was the "Health Tab" that was last updated; this gives me no indication of when the advisory changed from "Exercise Normal Security Precautions" or "Exercise a high degree of caution" to "Avoid all / all non-essential travel". Thank you, C Regan
Colin, We received the following responses from the data holder - Global Affairs Canada: 1. Global Affairs Canada (GAC) does maintain records of historical travel warnings however the public cannot query this information as they do a database. The public can e-mail email@example.com and request records, this request will be fulfilled by GAC’s consular policy group. 2. Regarding the question on the indications when advisories are changed, GAC notes that they do not record a timestamp (date) linked to risk level changes. Best wishes, Karin - the open-ouvert team
Very many thanks Karin! Have a very good day!
I will be travelling to Cuba in a few weeks. In the past, there was a venue wherein the traveller could let the government/embassy know of the travel plan: viz arrival, departure, place of temporary residence. That does not appear anywhere I have looked on our government web site. I believe it should be available so, in case of emergency(ies), the applicable embassy could locate and notify the traveller.
Walt, the information you're seeking is still available. For instance, for any advisories or information on travelling to Cuba, have a look here: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cuba Enjoy the sunshine! Karin - open-ouvert team
Hello, Is it possible to also have the regional advisory details for all countries with a web service? Thanks!
Hello, I am an economics student conducting research. I was curious if you maintained a database or record of historical travel warnings issued for travel abroad, specifically to Mexico (for example, all travel advisories for Mexico from 2000-2015 by month or something like that). If so, would it be possible for me to access this data for my study? Thank you for your time, I truly appreciate it
Great question, Matt. I have sent it to the data holder (Global Affairs Canada) for a response. Stay tuned! Karin - open-ouvert team
Hello, I have a similar data request to Matt's above (i.e. same data, but for a different country and for different ranges of dates). To whom (at either Global Affairs Canada or Open Data Team) may I e-mail or direct this request? Thank you very much for your assistance!
The json tagged buy the country short form doesn't make it easy to parse the data. Can you show me a way to parse the data?
Is there an alternate format for download?
Although the dataset is tagged travel health, it doesn't include the travel health information.
Thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner : Richard, The dataset presents an index that connects to travel advice and advisories data for the listed destinations. The destination data files contain info for the Health tab of each destination that contains travel health information specifically. We appreciate your question and hope we have answered it clearly.