With tensions having increased significantly on the Korean peninsula, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is advising against all travel to the North-Western Islands (including Yeonpyeong-do, Daecheong-do and Baengnyeong-do).
On Nov. 23, North Korea fired multiple rounds of artillery shells at the island of Yeonpyeong, killing four people and injuring several more. An evacuation order has been declared for Yeonpyeong-do.
Canadians are advised to be vigilant, monitor ongoing developments, and follow the advice of local authorities. Canadians are also reminded that political, labour, and student demonstrations and marches can become confrontational or violent. Canadians should exercise caution, avoid areas where demonstrations are being held and avoid confrontations with protestors.