Repatriation of Canadians Abroad

Canadians abroad (including those on cruise ships) are being asked to register at: 

https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration

and

sos@international.gc.ca or call 1-613-996-8885

 

Please contact the nearest consulate office to inform them if you are stuck abroad and are running out of mediation or require financial assistance.

Emergency Assistance Abroad

Constituents who are stranded and need medications should reach out to the nearest consulate: https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates

If you are unable to secure your medical needs, please contact our office immediately. 

Financial Assistance for Canadians Abroad

I need financial assistance to travel home or extend my stay overseas. Is this available?

Yes! The Government of Canada has introduced a Loan program of up to $5,000 per person to assist Canadians who need to either book an emergency flight or extend their stay abroad.

How can I access this financial assistance? 

Canadians who require such assistance can contact their nearest Government of Canada office: (https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates) or Contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by calling +1 613-996-8885 (call collect where available) or by sending an email to CAN.finances.CV19@international.gc.ca

 

At this point, they will have the ability to fill out an Emergency Loan Request Form, found here: https://www.international.gc.ca/covid-19-loan-pret/form-formulaire.aspx?lang=eng 

Is this a loan or a grant? 

This is a loan, and will need to be repaid within 180 days of receiving an invoice. It is interest free.

 

Constituents who are stranded and need medications should reach out to the nearest consulate: https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates

If you are unable to secure a loan, please contact our office immediately. 

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