A Woman’s Safe-Travel

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Her Own Way
Guide A WomAn’s sAfe-TrAvel

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A WOmAn’s sAfe-TrAvel Guide
Published by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada To obtain more information or additional free copies of this booklet, visit the Consular Services website (travel.gc.ca), e-mail enqserv@international.gc.ca, or call 1-800-267-8376 (in Canada) or 613-944-4000. This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Information in this publication is readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. We ask only that users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced; that Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada be identified as the source department; and that the reproduction not be represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with the department or with its endorsement. All information in this publication is provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in this publication is accurate at the time it is published. The department, as the publisher, is solely responsible for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and reliability of any such information. The information, however, is subject to change at any time without notice. Consult our website and resources in the “For More Information” section for the most up-to-date information. The reader is also encouraged to supplement this information with independent research and professional advice.

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Women travel for countless reasons, whether to discover new frontiers, pursue business opportunities, or simply to rest and relax — not unlike men. But when it comes to health and security, and how travellers are affected by the religious and cultural beliefs of the foreign countries they visit, there’s a huge difference between women and men. The truth is that women face greater obstacles, especially when travelling alone. Consular Services assists thousands of Canadian women in distress abroad each year. The problems they face are diverse. Petty and violent crime, culture shock, poor sanitation, the dangers and disappointments of international cyber-dating — the challenges are many. But so are the benefits. With careful planning, common sense, and respect for religious and societal differences, you can minimize your risks and maximize your chances of having a safe and successful trip. Consular Services has developed this booklet to help inform and prepare you before you leave Canada. The booklet offers a preventive, female-friendly approach to tackling the security, cultural, health, and social concerns of women travellers. It should be read as a close companion to our primary booklet, Bon Voyage, But…: Essential Information for Canadian Travellers. We wish you a joyful and trouble-free journey!

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