Travel Restrictions: Where Can I Travel
A Travel Restrictions: Where Can I Travel is one of a wide range of restrictive mobility stipulations imposed by various governments. While some travel restrictions may have a purely monetary or security motive, for the most part travel restrictions are imposed to protect citizens from certain types of harm. These restrictions are often applied to specific groups of people, such as children, schoolchildren, elders, women, or specific religions. For example, some reservations have been made for groups with special needs or who are at increased risk of illness.
Travel restrictions are often based on the public health threat posed by a particular activity or location. For example, travel restrictions have been placed on tourists to areas with high incidence of swine flu. While it is generally agreed that travel restrictions should be periodically reapplied to reduce the possibility of a significant public health threat, this is not always the case. Some travelers are prevented from visiting certain destinations because of the risk posed by diseases that are spread through the air and/or water. Travel bans are also imposed on tourists in other countries if the host country is known to have a high rate of cases of infectious diarrhea and other types of transmittable diseases.
Travel advisories are frequently issued by both the Canadian government and foreign nationals who are travelling to Canada. While these advisories are intended to provide information about travel restrictions and the associated consequences, they can also serve to dissuade would-be foreign nationals from making unsafe trips to Canada. In the case of a travel advisory, one can expect to find flights and buses cancelled or redirected. Passengers who fail to show up for their departure date may be subject to arrest and deportation. Some advisories are specifically targeted at tourists, while others are general notices sent out to the media and the general public.