Canada advises caution in Ecuador, high crime, public demonstrations

Posted on May 8, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Tourist Warning

Canadian travelers advised to exercise high degree of caution in Ecuador due to high levels of crime and public demonstrations

OFFICIAL WARNING: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all travel to the areas immediately bordering Colombia (namely both provinces of Carchi and Sucumbíos, with the exception of the city of Tulcán), and the town of San Lorenzo, located in the north of Esmeraldas province. Travel to and within these areas is dangerous due to the presence of drug traffickers and criminal organizations and to the risk of violence, including during demonstrations, kidnappings, armed assaults, and extortion. There have been reports of Canadian tourists and foreign oil workers being held against their will in these areas. Armed robberies have also been reported at jungle lodges in the areas of Lower Rio Napo and Cuyabeno National Reserve. Read Article

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