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04 Jun 2019 | 07:09 AM UTC

Venezuela: Canadian embassy closes June 2

Venezuela News Alert

Canada closes its embassy in Venezuela indefinitely on June 2; consular services available through embassy in Colombia

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/15/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Northern Venezuela

Event

Canada closed its embassy in Venezuela on Sunday, June 2, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. All operations were suspended immediately and for an indefinite period. Consular services will be provided through the Canadian embassy in Bogotá (Colombia).

Context

Canada advises its citizens to avoid all travel to Venezuela due to the significant level of violent crime, unstable political situation, and shortages of medication, food, water, and gasoline.

Advice

Individuals in Venezuela or in need of Canadian consular services are advised to contact Global Affairs Canada, seek assistance from the Canadian embassy in Colombia, and adhere to instructions issued by their home government.

 

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