Minister Yelich Offers Advice to Canadians Travelling to France for 70th Anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy
May 21, 2014 – The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today reminded Canadians travelling to France for the D-Day celebrations June 5 to 8, 2014, to prepare themselves to ensure their health and safety.
“Canadian veterans, youth and delegates, as well as representatives of the Government of Canada, will gather in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy,” said Minister of State Yelich. “We strongly encourage travelling Canadians to purchase, and fully understand, travel health insurance prior to departure.”
Canadians travelling to the D-Day celebrations should also observe the “3 Rs” of international travel:
- Read up on relevant topics, such as Travel insurance and safety, security and local laws in France, by consulting Travel advice and advisories for France, as well as the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in France.
- Register with the Registration of Canadians abroad service so that government officials can contact and assist you in an emergency or notify you of an emergency at home. Registration is quick, confidential and simple.
- Reach us 24/7 at our Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa if you experience problems abroad (by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 613-996-8885, collect calls accepted).
Veterans Affairs Canada has information on 70th Anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy ceremonies.
Detailed information for the general public is available at 70th Anniversary D-Day Normandy Land of Liberty.
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