Cana­di­ans trav­el­ing to Saint Lu­cia Warned!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The gov­ern­ment of Canada has ad­vised cit­i­zens trav­el­ing to Saint Lu­cia to “ex­er­cise a high de­gree of caution.” The ad­vi­sory un­der­scores the is­land’s “limited med­i­cal resources, gen­er­ally poor road con­di­tions, un­re­li­able public trans­porta­tion and mod­er­ate crime rates.” It also pin­pointed places to avoid: “Marc­hand, Broglie Street, Grass Street, Les­lie Land and Wil­ton’s Yard, be­cause of high rates of crime in those ar­eas.”

The Public Health Agency of Canada, while un­der­scor­ing “there is no na­tion­wide ad­vi­sory in ef­fect for Saint Lu­cia,” the agency has put out a no­tice rec­om­mend­ing that Cana­di­ans prac­tice spe­cial health pre­cau­tions when trav­el­ing in af­fected coun­tries: “Preg­nant women and those considering be­com­ing preg­nant should avoid travelling to coun­tries with on­go­ing Zika virus out­breaks.”

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