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 English


  • Richard Akerman


    Although the dataset is tagged travel health, it doesn't include the travel health information.

  • open-ouvert


    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.

  • Sukrita


    Is there an alternate format for download?

  • Stephen


    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?

  • Matt


    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

  • open-ouvert


    Great question, Matt. I have sent it to the data holder (Global Affairs Canada) for a response. Stay tuned! Karin - open-ouvert team

  • Michelle


    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!

  • Sebastien


    Hello, Is it possible to also have the regional advisory details for all countries with a web service? Thanks!

  • Walt Hollander


    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.

  • open-ouvert


    Walt, the information you're seeking is still available. For instance, for any advisories or information on travelling to Cuba, have a look here: Enjoy the sunshine! Karin - open-ouvert team

  • Walt Hollander


    Very many thanks Karin! Have a very good day!

  • Colin Regan


    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

  • open-ouvert


    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 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