Canada and India have longstanding bilateral ties, built upon shared values of democracy and pluralism, and strong people-to-people links. The High Commission of Canada in India also represents Canadian interests in Nepal and Bhutan.
Earthquake in Nepal
On April 25, 2015 a 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurred 80km east of Pokhara, Nepal. There are reports of property damage in Kathmandu.
Those in affected areas should monitor local news and follow the advice of local authorities. We recommend, if possible, that Canadians get in touch with their emergency contacts in Canada to confirm their whereabouts and wellbeing, even if they have not been affected by this event.
We encourage Canadians travelling abroad to stay connected with the latest travel advice and advisories, via the web at http://travel.gc.ca, our mobile TravelSmart application, available at http://travel.gc.ca/mobile, and our RSS feeds at http://travel.gc.ca/rss. In case of emergency, contact information can be found at http://travel.gc.ca/emergency.
Canadian citizens requiring emergency consular assistance can contact the Consulate of Canada in Kathmandu at + 977 (1) 444-1976.
For emergency assistance after hours you may communicate with the Emergency Watch and Response Centre (EWRC) in Ottawa by calling the Consulate of Canada in Kathmandu and following the instructions. You may also reach the EWRC directly by dialling (collect call where available), +1-613-996-8885 or by email at email@example.com
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