Demonstration Alert: Law Enforcement Activities at Demonstrations in Ottawa May Begin at Any Time
February 17, 2022
Events: Canadian law enforcement activities pursuant to the declared public order emergency under the Emergencies Act may begin at any time in Ottawa. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens traveling or resident in Ottawa to avoid Freedom Convoy protest and demonstration areas.
Actions to Take
Avoid all protests and demonstrations.
Monitor the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, City of Ottawa, and the Ottawa Police Service for additional information on official responses to the demonstrations. Keep STEP Enrollment Active. If you plan to remain in Canada beyond your previously planned travel dates, modify your STEP profile to continue to receive safety and security information.
Monitor websites for airlines, buses, trains, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
Monitor border wait times, please see the following websites: https://bwt.cbp.gov/ and https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/bwt-taf/menu-eng.html.
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For Assistance: To contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulates General please find the location closest to you here.