Foreign travel advice



There is a general threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. You should monitor media reports and remain vigilant.

On 29 January 2017 a shooting at a Quebec City mosque left 6 dead and 19 wounded. Police have arrested and charged the suspected gunman who is believed to have acted alone.

On 22 October 2014, a Canadian soldier was killed by a gunman in central Ottawa. The suspect was subsequently shot dead. On 20 October 2014, a man was shot dead by police in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Quebec after he struck two Canadian soldiers with his car. One of the soldiers was fatally injured.

There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.

Find out more about the global threat from terrorism, how to minimise your risk and what to do in the event of a terrorist attack.