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Hostage Taking, Hijacking, Kidnapping

Canadians have been involved in such incidents around the world, and in some countries kidnappings and hostage takings are on the increase.

In the event that a Canadian citizen is involved in such an incident, Canadian consular officials in London are able to provide guidance and assistance, such as working closely with local authorities and maintaining contact with family members to ensure that they are fully informed of all developments.

It is recommended that you consult the Government of Canada Travel website to review the specific advice on Hijacking, hostage-takings and kidnappings abroad and the Country travel advice for the countries you will be visiting, to obtain up-to-date information on security and safety conditions. 

You may also wish to review the information on the Child Abduction/Custody section of our website.

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Date Modified:
2016-08-16