Canada asked its citizens on Saturday (03.05.2022) to avoid traveling to Russia or leaving that country if they are there due to the war that Moscow launched in Ukraine.
In an update to its travel advice, the Foreign Office recommended that Canadians “avoid all travel to Russia due to the impacts of the armed conflict in Ukraine, including the limited availability of air links and restrictions on financial transactions.”
We have increased the risk level to avoid all travel to #Russia. If you are there, you should leave while commercial means are still available. Check our full travel advice: https://t.co/cS4tSwZo1l pic.twitter.com/pgtS5PZB6N
— Travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) March 5, 2022
“We have raised the risk level to prevent all travel to #Russia. If you are there, you must leave while commercial means are still available,” Ottawa added on Twitter.
Canada, which has already taken numerous economic sanctions against Russia, “will continue to impose punishments on Putin and the oligarchs” so that they understand their “monumental mistake”, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.
Trudeau announced Friday that he was leaving for a tour of Europe on Sunday. According to the planned itinerary, he will travel first to London, before heading to Riga, Berlin and Warsaw to evoke support for Ukraine.
In the statement, Canada warned its citizens that “flight availability is becoming extremely limited (as well as) the ability of our embassy to provide consular services in Russia,” Canada’s Foreign Ministry said in a travel advisory. .