Canada and US issue Dominica travel advisories over ‘civil unrest’
The Government of Canada and the United States Department of State have issued Dominica travel advisories.
Travel warnings were issued in response to civil unrest in Dominica ahead of Friday’s general election.
Two persons were shot and injured by the police Thursday morning in the village of Salisbury during attempts to quell demonstrations by some of the residents.
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE DOMINICA TRAVEL ADVISORY:
“Exercise increased caution in Dominica due to civil unrest.
Country Summary: Demonstrations and protests can take place with little or no notice. Local authorities have used tear gas to disrupt protests.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Dominica:
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
Review the Crime and Safety Report for Barbados, which covers Dominica.
U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.”